Displaying items by tag: Massey University

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
Sunday, 13 August 2017 09:32

Labour’s water policy ‘problematic’

A Massey University agribusiness expert says Labour’s newly-announced water policy is problematic on several fronts.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 August 2017 09:55

Shepherding by remote?

Shepherds may soon have a new tool to notify them of problems in their flocks.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:55

Cow disease potential ‘game changer’

Animal health experts are warning that the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis disease on a large South Canterbury farm could be “a potential game changer”.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 July 2017 09:55

Benefits of shearing pregnant ewes

Industry funded studies in New Zealand have shown that mid-pregnancy shearing can increase multiple-born lamb birthweight by up to 0.7 kg and lamb survival by 3 to 5%.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:55

Innovation Massey’s focus

Massey University's vice-chancellor Jan Thomas says she’s trying to induce a sense of innovation and entrepreneurship in the university’s graduates.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:55

Milk ‘em instead

Massey University sheep milking expert Craig Prichard’s fun exhibit at Fieldays -- allowing site visitors to milk a sheep -- had seriously optimistic intent.

Published in General News
Monday, 17 July 2017 07:55

Milk needs promotion

Milk and dairy products need ongoing promotion in New Zealand, says a nutritional physiology professor at Massey University.

Published in General News

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