Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:55

Shed upgrade cuts milking time

Matamata goat farmers Wiebe and Piety Smitstra have retrofitted their goat milking shed with a GEA WestfaliaSurge low line double-up herringbone system.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:55

Maintaining a healthy, productive animal

Dairy goat farmers should carefully plan the feed requirements during the lead up to transition and the early lactation period.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:55

Keeping ketosis away from goats

Ketosis in any of its forms can lead to sudden and catastrophic loss levels at kidding time.

Published in Farm Health

A report on the NZ goat industry aimed at charting the future for domestic and export goat products has dismayed long-time industry expert Garrick Batten.

Published in Management
Thursday, 10 October 2019 09:11

Questions over goat industry report

A 2017 commissioned Massey University report on the NZ Goat Industry will disappoint many. 

Published in General News

New dairy goat industry training being launched in Waikato is upskilling workers and ensuring consistent standards.

Published in Management

New Zealand's dairy goat industry is starting research aimed at generating and amassing scientific data on the benefits of consuming goat milk infant formula produced by sustainable farm systems.

Published in Management

Waikato Milking Systems product and project manager Andy Geissmann believes there’s plenty of scope for Kiwis working in the emerging sheep and goat dairy sectors to export.

Published in General News

Overgrown hooves can cause a lot of problems in goat herds including stress on joints and bacterial and fungal infections.

Published in Farm Health

The importance of testing, managing and controlling the spread of Johne’s disease (JD) in dairy goats shouldn’t be underestimated.

Published in Farm Health
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