The sound of milk bottles is set to return to Marlborough.
It's past mid-September and as calving draws to a close it is time to ensure mating plans are in place.
A trial is underway to measure the growth rates of Angus/Jersey beef calves from birth to finished product.
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.
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.
The latest Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) will be under the spotlight when Australia hosts an international genetics conference in Lorne, Victoria, next month.
WITH THE FIRST mating season for heifers coming up rapidly, good nutrition not only has a major role to play in getting replacement stock up to live weight targets, but also in the cow's productive future, says Balance Agri-Nutrients.