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Undetected drench resistance is costing the NZ sheep sector almost $50 million a year — and it may only get worse.
Massey University is examining the economic impact and the production consequences of crossbreeding with Wiltshire sheep to a fully shedding flock.
Even more doubt has been cast on the economic value of drenching ewes with long-acting products, following a recent jointly-funded Beef + Lamb New Zealand study.
While it is well known that nitrate leeching is a major problem with cattle – both dairy and beef – what about with sheep grazing?
A meat industry-dominated group has formed to carry out the recommendations of the Wool Industry Project Action Group report and is ready to lead that change.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics has launched a new tool to help New Zealand farmers find suitable rams.
Two wool companies, that handle around one-third of NZ’s strong wool clip between them, are looking to join together in an effort to rejuvenate the country’s struggling wool sector.
The ewe is under her greatest nutritional and metabolic stress in late pregnancy and in early lactation.
As farmers strive to maximise their lamb survival, interest in orphan lamb rearing systems has been steadily growing.