Friday, 11 December 2015 15:55

Feed focus pays off in Oz

Australian dairy farmers Casey and Bonnie Taylor are noticing the difference after changing their cows' diets from Freddo Frogs and low G.I. bars.

Published in Management
Thursday, 10 December 2015 11:27

Fatter and fatter

US ranchers are letting cows gorge in feedlots for up to 60 days longer than usual.

Published in Milking It
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 13:24

Silage: quality in equals quality out

Quality silage is a stable feed made from quality pasture preserved in the absence of oxygen by quality fermentation to minimise any loss of feeding value, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Saturday, 26 September 2015 09:37

Feeding supplements in a low payout year

The challenging milk payout will have many farmers scrutinising budgets for ways to reduce spending.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 13 September 2015 10:00

Save on calf rearing

Animal nutrition company SealesWinslow says weaning calves from milk when they reach 65kg could add to the bottom line if a good value meal and pasture is added to the diet early on.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:54

Focus on feeding – vet

Sheep and beef farmers need to focus on feeding their best stock well, according to Martin Walshe, practice manager of Hunterville Vets.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:00

Strategies to manage low pasture cover

Many farms are running with lower than target average pasture covers (APC) this time of the year. The months of June and July were cooler than normal so pasture growth rates have not been where they would normally be.

Published in Farm Health

Last month we discussed the importance of colostrum, the consequences of insufficient colostrum feeding and how to assess colostrum management on farm.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:00

Growing calves to full capacity

Ensuring every calf goes into the herd at target weight makes sure a Patea, Taranaki, dairy farm is running at full capacity, even on once-a-day (OAD) milking, says calf feed maker Fiber Fresh.

Published in Farm Health

Australian farmers Trevor and Anthea Saunders are dedicated Jersey breeders. Anthea controls the calf rearing on their farm in Warragul, Victoria, determined to give them the best possible start.

Published in Farm Health
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