Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:04

Mobile calf shed inspired by chooks

"I looked at my neighbour's farm and thought, I can do that," said Rohan Bingley.

'That' was replicating the caravans used to house chooks on the neighbouring free range egg farm. Mr Bingley was looking for a solution to raise his dairy calves.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 09:02

It is tiny, but it is important

It is only a tiny part of your milking plant, and it can sometimes be very unobtrusively placed, but it is critical to the ability of your milking plant to function correctly.

Published in Animal Health
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:56

Electrolytes: What's in the tub?

Oral rehydration solutions, commonly known as electrolytes, are considered the mainstay of treatment for calf diarrhoea or any dehydration due to disease.

Published in Animal Health
Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:31

Are your heifers the correct weight?

THE future reproductive and lactation performance of your herd relies on the optimal management of heifers from birth.

Published in Animal Health
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 20:59

Pinkeye more likely as weather warms

THE SCIENTIFIC name for Pinkeye seen in cattle is Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis, or IBK.  

Published in Animal Health
Friday, 23 September 2016 17:26

Freezing technology boosts pregnancy rates

NEW frozen embryo technology could revolutionise dairy breeding techniques.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:45

Tips to weather the mastitis storm

SOME of our dairy regions have experienced a wet winter for the first time in a number of years, and many farms have found it a test of their patience as well as a test of their infrastructure and systems. 

Published in Animal Health
Thursday, 28 July 2016 09:34

NZ study reveals big cell count fall

A New Zealand study of milk supplied to Fonterra over a five year period has found that average bulk milk somatic cell count (BMSCC) has substantially declined.

Published in Management
Monday, 25 July 2016 13:59

Rugs improving recovery in winter

LIKE many good ideas, it started with a glass of wine.

Published in Machinery & Products

WET weather and mud has returned with a vengeance, and many farms will now be calving cows in these conditions.

Published in Animal Health
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