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  • Body Condition Score Driving Results Focusing on Body Condition Score (BCS) has lifted Stuart and Sara Russell’s six-week in-calf rate from 75% to 83%, and…
  • Genetics and Nutrition Bring Production Aligning production with genetic potential has transformed a 400kg milk solid (MS) average into 600kg MS for South Taranaki dairy…
  • Balancing Cost and Response Rates Mastering feeding volatile fodder beet to their milking herd in autumn and the early dry period has saved Mike and…
  • Hungry for Answers David Loomans remembers almost having a panic attack early one spring morning nine years ago as he followed his milking…
  • Performance and dedication Third-generation Southland sheep and cropping farmers Shane and Vicki Murphy, who began dairy farming in a joint venture using their…
  • Sink or Swim James and Steph Matheson have invested in land, and have amassed almost $1 million equity off the back of Southland…
  • Strategic feeding adds $160,000 Five generations have failed to dull the curious and pioneering spirit which drew the McKenzie clan from Scotland to Southland…
  • Turning grass into milk New Zealand dairy farmers may know how to grow grass, but turning it into milk remains a challenge, according to…

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  • Determining the dung Every day the cow reports what is happening in the digestive tract by leaving dung behind in the paddock. You…
  • Peak & mating package Can you afford to let this predicted $6.50+ payout slide by with average cow performance and reproduction results similar to…
  • Phosphorus Overview Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the animal body, with about 80% found in the bones and teeth…
  • Phosphorus deficiency PHOSPHORUS DEFICENCY Phosphorus (P) is the mineral most frequently associated with infertility in dairy cows. Under normal conditions, a P…
  • Battling Heat Stress​ Battling heat stress during summer (Prepared by Rensinus Schipper) Cows don’t like warm weather. When temperatures exceed 20 degrees Celsius…
  • Reproductive pasture Reproductive pasture, seed heads are here!​ When looking at north island pastures in the last week, we have noticed an…
  • Pasture Management Pasture Management Pasture Management – Low Dry Matter  (Prepared by Conal Harkin) Weekly farm walks should be done religiously as…
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