Displaying items by tag: Massey University

Friday, 08 December 2017 12:55

Lepto still under-reported

Leptospirosis is still severely under-reported, says a researcher of the disease.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 24 November 2017 09:55

Weaning early benefits for both ewes and lambs

New research from Massey University suggests that lambs can be successfully weaned lighter and earlier, with benefits for the mother as well.

Published in Management
Thursday, 09 November 2017 07:55

Triumphant Skippy leaves no ‘calling cards’

Kate Stewart, helped by a pet ram lamb Skippy, won this year’s Massey University Rural News Group-sponsored video competition.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:55

Massey’s vet school to go it alone

Massey University is to create a new standalone vet school, separating it out from the present Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences.

Published in General News
Saturday, 28 October 2017 11:55

Massey’s valuable link to Ireland

Irish grasslands researcher Dr Phil Creighton is leading a project looking at new grass species to improve ewe performance and speed the growth rate of lambs.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:55

Massey to sponsor Ahuwhenua trophy

Massey University has signed as a sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, awarded annually to the country’s premier Māori farmer.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:55

Lepto vaccine not the only safeguard

Early results from a Massey University study show animal vaccinations are effective in preventing leptospirosis shedding in NZ dairy cattle, reducing exposure to humans.

Published in Farm Health

An animal health academic is urging best practice as a means of precluding the spread of disease.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 19 August 2017 12:55

Barn or pad: how to get cows off pasture?

Measuring the actual damage caused by pugging on farms is notoriously difficult, says Massey soil scientist Dr Dave Horne.

Published in Management
Saturday, 19 August 2017 09:55

Science helping farms combat wet conditions

An expert in dairy production systems says farmers now have more science based tools to help them deal with the very wet conditions occurring in many regions, but good farm management still has a big role.

Published in Management