Thursday, 05 September 2019 11:55

Research ‘overdue but welcome’

The ‘Resilient Dairy’ research launched by LIC at National Fieldays in June is an “overdue but welcome initiative” because New Zealand is lagging in dairy genetics, says genetics company World Wide Sires.

Published in Farm Health

Poor udder quality in many New Zealand cows contributes to them being culled in their first and second lactations, imposing an unsustainable cost, says a visiting expert.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 14:44

Breed the herd of the future

How to breed the herd of the future will be front of mind for dairy farmers attending Fieldays at Mystery Creek.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 May 2019 08:57

Dairy genetics not keeping up

The rate of improvement in dairy genetics is not keeping pace with technology, says World Wide Sires.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:21

No longer so sure about BW

OPINION: Breeding worth (BW) was introduced decades ago and has served farmers well as a breeding guide – or has it?

Published in Opinion
Friday, 15 March 2019 10:51

Genomics key to smaller, efficient herds

The call for dairy farmers to prepare now for a future with smaller, more productive herds depends on access to superior dairy sires.

Published in Management
Thursday, 15 November 2018 07:55

Genetics the key to more milk

The ability of dairy cows to use feed to produce higher quantities of milk is a genetics issue, says the world’s largest dairy farmer cooperative.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:55

Prepare for smaller, more productive herds

Dairy farmers worldwide are being urged to prepare now for a future with a smaller herd of higher producing cows, says the general manager of World Wide Sires New Zealand, Hank Lina.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:55

Demand for A2 dairy sires

Farmer demand for A2 dairy bulls for the upcoming mating season is at record levels, says the marketing arm of World Wide Sires NZ.

Published in General News
Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:55

AB industry needs umbrella group

In the wake of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, one of New Zealand’s main bull semen suppliers is calling for an industry body to be set up to implement country-wide testing and biosecurity standards.

Published in Farm Health
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