Massey veterinarian Kate Griffiths recently outlined the results of a six year trial looking at the ability of a ewe to survive as a productive animal until she is culled for age.
While udders are vital for lamb survival, surprisingly little research has been done on udder health.
Taking a she’ll-be-right attitude to leptospirosis is no longer good enough, says an international expert on leptospirosis, Associate Professor Jackie Benschop, of Massey University.
Ram harnesses are a useful tool for feed allocation, and they can also help identify unmated hoggets that will then have higher lifetime performance.
Research to help dairy farmers build up carbon in their soils to offset their farms’ greenhouse gas emissions is underway.
Don't balls-up your ram selection is sage advice for farmers about picking sires as mating time approaches.
Hogget breeding, done correctly, can increase the number of lambs weaned on a farm each year and their lifetime performance.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will pay for a new ‘Rural Innovation Lab’ based at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus.