Most of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high performance animals, many of them sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing, says Ben Allot, North Canterbury Vets.
Changes in a farm’s land use or policies which result in it having mostly young livestock could be disastrous in promoting the development of drench resistance.
Telling the story of wool is one of the keys to its resurgence as the global fibre of choice, according to NZ grower owned company Wools of New Zealand.
Sheep and beef farmers are unhappy with the Government’s proposals to improve freshwater quality around the country.
Maui Milk is seeking new suppliers of sheep milk located within two hours of Hamilton for a new supply agreement with Danone.
The recent IPCC report on climate and land shows how New Zealand lamb and beef can help address climate change, says Beef + Lamb NZ.
An Australian research project has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to blowflies.
New ‘micro-credentials’ in wool harvesting will help meet a critical need to train shearers and wool handlers, claims Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons.