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
Friday, 27 September 2013 09:20

Good nutrition sets heifers up for life

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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:18

Reproductive workshops

DairyNZ experts will speak at a series of Bay of Plenty workshops on herd reproductive performance during September and October.

Published in General News

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