Wednesday, February 21, 2024

On Farm


Preparing for the future on Mid North Farms

Preparing for the future on Mid North Farms

Dairy FarmerFeb 20, 2024
Mid North Farms milks 2500 cows and boasts a new and improved calf-rearing unit.

Calf milk replacer gains mount up

Dairy FarmerFeb 20, 2024
A Waikato dairy farming operation found it more financially viable to use CMRs instead of milk in the vat.

How far could Halter take hill country farms?

Hugh StringlemanFeb 19, 2024
Recent trials in some of Northland’s toughest country open up a world of opportunities.

Patience is a virtue, even for El Niño

Guest writerFeb 19, 2024
A proper El Niño pattern has arrived, confounding the skeptics, says WeatherWatch’s Phil Duncan.


Putting the bull before rewards

Putting the bull before rewards

Gerald PiddockFeb 13, 2024
Better beef genetics are the missing piece when it comes to getting higher value calves.
Pāmu scales up on calves

Pāmu scales up on calves

Gerald PiddockFeb 12, 2024
Pāmu says it wants to rear 100% of its calves for beef by 2030.
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Animal welfare when it’s too darn hot

Dairy FarmerFeb 9, 2024
As summer bears down, mineral supplementation can help support heat-stressed cows.
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Great record-keeping saves M bovis herd

Annette ScottFeb 9, 2024
Excellent farm records allow active confirmed property to be cleared without depopulating entire herd.
Donated tractors need deserving homes

Donated tractors need deserving homes

The gesture aims to recognise the resilience and determination displayed by the affected farmers and aims to provide long-term support for their agricultural endeavours.
Are woolly hill country sheep still fit for purpose?

Are woolly hill country sheep still fit for purpose?

Gerald PiddockFeb 8, 2024
Consultant questions whether the effort put into wool is worth the reward.
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