Using dry faecal matter to monitor your cow’s facial eczema protection status5 days

Summer is here! Time for sunshine, beach holidays and spores! Yes, facial eczema season is here and with it, the bags of zinc, dispensers, containers …Read More

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What is facial eczema?2 weeks

Facial eczema is a disease where liver damage means cattle become highly sensitive to sunlight and white areas of skin blister and peel resulting in …Read More

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December Dairy Newsletter2 months

Articles from our vets including: Dry off for Autumn calvers Drench resistance Heifer rearing Why it pays to scan your heifers Protecting your dogs and …Read More

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3-week submission rate key to good in-calf rates3 months

Achieving good herd in-calf rates are a critical part of a successful dairy farm operation. 3-week submission rate is one of the key ingredients to …Read More

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Managing your Bulls3 months

Most farms will be getting ready to put their bulls out with the cows for the tail end of the mating period. It is vital …Read More

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Healthy calves = well-grown replacement heifers3 months

While mating is in full swing and keeping everyone very busy, it is still important your calves are not forgotten. Setting and following a program …Read More

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How can I tell if BVD is present on my farm?3 months

Why is BVD important? Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is a widespread viral disease of cattle in New Zealand. Recent figures estimate losses at about $150 …Read More

Dairy newsletter Oct 2019

October Dairy Newsletter3 months

In this edition read about: Heat detection Are you getting the most out of your herd tests? Pregnancy testing in Autumn herds Bull fertility What …Read More

Mating management – service bulls and semen4 months

Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is spread from infected to uninfected groups of cattle through the movement of cattle and the feeding of milk containing the …Read More

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How do you know your bulls are up to standard?4 months

With mating just around the corner, do you know how many bulls you will need for your herd? Do you know how well your bulls …Read More

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Non-cycler treatment for highest in-calf rates5 months

Give non-cyclers a helping hand – Timely intervention = best payback True or false? Treating non-cycling cows breeds for infertility. False! Most cows that fail to …Read More

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Body Condition Score (BCS) change to mating5 months

With calving almost over its time to start thinking about the plan for the next few months coming up to mating. The body condition score of the …Read More