Wednesday, 09 December 2015 12:28

Calves’ great start pays dividends

It's a long way to Methven, particularly if you come from Devon in the UK or Wairarapa, as have Andrew Furzeland and Rebecca Langley.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:31

Idiots of the dairy world - Editorial

All those involved in this latest scandal of mistreatment of bobby calves redefine the meaning of the word idiot.

Published in Opinion

Federated Farmers is disappointed to see that SAFE has embarked on an advertising campaign in the UK.

Published in General News
Saturday, 10 October 2015 07:00

Big lamb losses from rain

Some farmers in Hawkes Bay have suffered big lamb losses as a result of the recent floods.

Published in General News
Saturday, 26 September 2015 10:33

Calf care for first 24 hours crucial

Newborn calves are vulnerable to cold and disease, so careful handling, feeding and hygiene are important to get them safely through their first 24 hours, DairyNZ points out.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 13:15

Gas heating gives calves cosy start

Gas heating in a new calf-rearing shed in Canterbury is helping its owners achieve the animal health and staff environment they deem necessary for their business.

Published in Machinery & Products
Sunday, 13 September 2015 10:00

Save on calf rearing

Animal nutrition company SealesWinslow says weaning calves from milk when they reach 65kg could add to the bottom line if a good value meal and pasture is added to the diet early on.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:00

Feed colostrum soonest – the clock is ticking

This month we focus on the timing and methods of feeding of colostrum and how this affects the absorption of vital antibodies. 

Published in Farm Health

Last month we discussed the importance of colostrum, the consequences of insufficient colostrum feeding and how to assess colostrum management on farm.

Published in Farm Health

Mating more dairy cows to beef sires and rearing more dairy-beef calves are attractive options for some dairy farmers as they look for ways to supplement their income.

Published in Management
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