Friday, 12 July 2019 07:55

Good ways to get ready for calving

Three ways you can prepare for the onrush of the calving season will shore up your abilities, says DairyNZ.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 11 July 2019 09:55

Plan, prepare well for calving

Achieving the best calving season requires good planning and preparation, says DairyNZ. Here's how to do just that.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:55

Stock in transition need key nutrients

With winter now well underway, dairy cows are fast approaching the most stressful time of the year.

Published in Farm Health

A new-born calf’s immune system is immature, so calves rely on antibodies in colostrum for protection while their own immune system matures.

Published in Farm Health

Most of New Zealand has just been through yet another long dry spell which has translated to poor feed supply and quality for both the girls in herd and R2’s arriving home.

Published in Farm Health

Range in body condition score (BCS) is as important as average BCS at calving on New Zealand dairy farms, according to DairyNZ.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 18 March 2019 10:06

Record them right in autumn rush

Sharemilkers are the minority among dairy and beef farmers, but in respect of NAIT they have a big role.

Published in Management
Thursday, 24 January 2019 11:55

Split calvers match feed supply, demand

The bonus of split calving is that you can match feed supply with feed demand throughout the year, says Neville Porteous of Te Arai Farms in lower Northland.

Published in Farm Health

In a three-part series, veterinarian Olivia Sutton, of Vetlife Oamaru, looks at optimising future heifers during calf rearing. In this second article, she looks at Failure of Passive Transfer (FPT).

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 17 August 2018 08:55

Raising calves to full potential

In a three-part series, veterinarian Olivia Sutton, Vetlife Omaru, looks at optimising future heifers with calf rearing.

Published in Farm Health
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