Displaying items by tag: ONCE A DAY MILKING

Thursday, 05 March 2020 07:55

Smashing day to discuss OAD milking

Once-a-day (OAD) milking was up for discussion at a recent Small Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) field day at Massey University.

Published in General News
Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:55

Boomer year for OAD farmers

A leading once a day (OAD) farmer says her farm is set to have a record year thanks to a combination of favourable circumstances – especially the weather.

Published in Management
Thursday, 08 August 2019 14:55

OAD milking offers labour solution

Once-a-day (OAD) milking could open a whole new labour market for dairy farmers, says a DairyNZ Wairarapa Tararua consulting officer Gray Beagley.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 09:55

Lower revenue but less stress with OAD milking

The organiser of last week’s once-a-day (OAD) milking conference in Palmerston North says he is stoked at the turnout.

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:55

Blazing the trail for OAD Jerseys

Converting a sheep and beef farm to dairy and going once-a-day milking has proven good decision-making by Jersey breeders Matthew and Emma Darke of Aria, Waikato.

Published in Management
Friday, 17 November 2017 12:55

Don’t adapt to once-a-day on a whim

Once-a-day (OAD) milking farm consultant Leo Hendrikse says planning is a key element in succeeding with a conversion to OAD.

Published in Management
Friday, 17 November 2017 09:55

Once-a-day milking gives breathing space

The expertise of long-time OAD farmers is a standout at their discussion groups.

Published in Management
Friday, 17 November 2017 08:55

More farmers tipped to embrace once-a-day milking

The future of once-a-day milking was talked up recently at a DairyNZ discussion group near Otaki.

Published in Management
Friday, 28 April 2017 14:55

Mixed blessings in soggy autumn

Some Canterbury dairy farmers are moving to once-a-day (OAD) milking after the tail end of Cyclone Cook capped off an already wet autumn.

Published in General News

Milking frequency can be adjusted in a number of ways during a season, or part of a season, to become more efficient, reduce farmers’ hours in the milking shed and improve their lifestyle.

Published in Management
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