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?

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 11 March 2016 09:55

Digital dermatitis is here

Digital dermatitis is the most serious infectious cause of lameness in dairy cattle worldwide.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 10:55

First students busy at dairy academy

A new training facility for aspiring dairy farmers and herd and farm managers in the central North Island has its first intake of students.

Published in General News
Sunday, 06 March 2016 09:55

Fert spreading change needed on hills

Farmers need to change their thinking about the value of spreading fertiliser on the hill country, an expert in the field claims.

Published in Management
Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:55

Latest and greatest on display

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.

Published in General News
Monday, 29 February 2016 13:55

Upcoming dairy talent drawn by scholarships

Fifty-five DairyNZ scholarships have been awarded this year.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 10:25

Banks will hold off drawing their guns

It depends how bad it gets before banks take drastic action against deeply indebted dairy farmers.

Published in General News
Saturday, 20 February 2016 09:26

Better ram genes do pay off

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.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 February 2016 19:31

Better understanding needed

An agricultural academic wants all policy and rule makers in local and central government to properly understand farm systems and how they are run.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 08:55

NZ sheep milking prowess on display

A conferance on NZ sheep milking is being held next month at Massey University, and it's already attracting participants from around the world.

Published in General News