Can we predict how long a commercial ewe will last in a flock? Does hogget mating affect longevity? And do high-performing ewes die sooner?
A new training facility for aspiring dairy farmers and herd and farm managers in the central North Island has its first intake of students.
Farmers need to change their thinking about the value of spreading fertiliser on the hill country, an expert in the field claims.
Organisers of the Central Districts Field Days say the event is ready to launch in 2016, showing the latest in farming trends, agricultural developments and rural innovation.
A North Island trial comparing the value of lambs sired by low versus high genetic merit rams validates that using genetic data does pay off.
An agricultural academic wants all policy and rule makers in local and central government to properly understand farm systems and how they are run.