Decisions made now will have season-long impacts on animal health and production.
Making sure cows are efficiently turning feed into milk will be crucial as farmers start exploring ways to reduce their on-farm emissions
Country’s first application for a methane inhibitor approved by EPA.
A Canterbury farmer feeding the herd with the optimal blend of feed and enough of it is seeing great results.
Bovaer already available in more than 45 countries and blocs.
Farmers need to make informed nutritional decisions to ensure they are meeting the needs of their herd between now and calving.
Pastoral farming has some surprising drawbacks when it comes to methane.
Measuring the feed conversion efficiency of stock can lead to better breeding calls.
National Feed Co-ordination Service ready to help as bales roll in.
The DairyNZ-led Plantain Potency and Practice (PPP) programme shows stellar results for nitrate leaching and no effect on milk production.
As climate variability increases, farmers need resilient summer forage crops. With pasture quality falling during mid- and late- summer this project explored mixed-species, single-graze forage crops that can fill the feed gap.
There’s no denying that the market for lamb will be trending on the soft side in the months ahead – albeit off a high base – and that will have to factor into planting prospects for feed crops.
It’s time to consider the cost of supplements – in cash and in time spent feeding them out.
Te Radar partners with NZ Feed Manufacturers Association to promote accredited animal feed.
Improvements in technology, pasture species and crops could lead to farmers reducing their reliance on imported feed.
Increasing droughts intensify search for best on-farm forage mix.