Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:55

Shed upgrade cuts milking time

Matamata goat farmers Wiebe and Piety Smitstra have retrofitted their goat milking shed with a GEA WestfaliaSurge low line double-up herringbone system.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:55

Maintaining a healthy, productive animal

Dairy goat farmers should carefully plan the feed requirements during the lead up to transition and the early lactation period.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:55

Keeping ketosis away from goats

Ketosis in any of its forms can lead to sudden and catastrophic loss levels at kidding time.

Published in Farm Health

New dairy goat industry training being launched in Waikato is upskilling workers and ensuring consistent standards.

Published in Management

Overgrown hooves can cause a lot of problems in goat herds including stress on joints and bacterial and fungal infections.

Published in Farm Health

The importance of testing, managing and controlling the spread of Johne’s disease (JD) in dairy goats shouldn’t be underestimated.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 30 November 2018 11:53

Goat farmers: Do it once, do it right

All food producing industries are entering a period of increased consumer awareness.

Published in Management
Friday, 30 November 2018 11:47

Time to put Johne’s on the map

Johne's disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal health concern for goat farmers. 

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 08 September 2018 13:55

High aims for dairy goat sector

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, out and about last month in Waikato, ended one day holding baby Neve — but not of Ardern-Gayford fame.

Published in Management
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:30

Fussy eaters need good feed

Dairy goats, like meat and fibre goats, need good feed. 

Published in Management
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