Thursday, 15 November 2018 08:55

Copper deficiency’s link to lameness

Every mating season, veterinarians are called to fresh calved heifers presenting with unexplained severe forelimb lameness. This could be down to copper deficiency. 

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 22 October 2018 08:55

Heat detection with no tail paint

The latest device from the Irish maker, Moocall Heat, monitors cows for heat detection, centering on a collar worn by the bull to detect his activity as he moves through the herd. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:55

How to improve on last year’s mating results

It's past mid-September and as calving draws to a close it is time to ensure mating plans are in place.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 09:38

Trial will track calves’ growth

A trial is underway to measure the growth rates of Angus/Jersey beef calves from birth to finished product.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 03 September 2018 13:36

Helping to detect cows on heat

Gain insight into which cows should be cycling once mating starts with pre-mating heat detection.

Published in Farm Health

Getting cows in calf well takes a year-round approach. The results achieved in the mating period are impacted by many factors earlier in the season or even in seasons gone by.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:44

Getting yearling heifers in calf

Yearling heifer mating is fast approaching: have you got it sorted? LIC asks. 

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 30 August 2015 14:00

Aim for a good calving pattern

Getting cows in-calf quickly is key to achieving a good calving pattern, says DairyNZ.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 29 August 2015 14:00

Heat detection made simpler with paint

Tail painting remains the most widely used form of heat detection in New Zealand, according to GEA FIL, the makers of Tell Tail heat detection paint.

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

Feed intake data sets Oz breeding values

The latest Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) will be under the spotlight when Australia hosts an international genetics conference in Lorne, Victoria, next month.

Published in Farm Health
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