New minimum standards may affect dairy farmers

New minimum standards may affect dairy farmers

New minimum standards may affect dairy farmers 4 November 2019 DairyNZ is encouraging farmers to check they meet new minimum standards included in an amended Dairy Cattle Code of Welfare. The code has been recently amended by the Ministry for Primary Industries and...
Does under-milking cause mastitis?

Does under-milking cause mastitis?

Does under-milking cause mastitis 1 October 2019 DairyNZ’s SmartSAMM project manager Jane Lacy-Hulbert looks at whether leaving milk in the udder really does lead to problems with cow health and milk quality. You may have heard that leaving milk in the udder leads to...
Managing your working bulls

Managing your working bulls

Managing your working bulls 1 October 2019 Bull side on: Supplied by CRV Ambreed When the bulls go in after artificial insemination has finished, there’s a sigh of relief on farms across the country. Stop the hard work going down the drain by focusing on the bull...
Shorter milking attracts staff

Shorter milking attracts staff

Shorter milking attracts staff October 1 2019 Find out how milking efficiency helps to attract and retain staff through better labour management. When long working hours on-farm become the norm, stress, fatigue and resentment can start to dominate daily routines....
Milking by time with MaxT

Milking by time with MaxT

Milking by time with MaxT October 1 2019 MaxT shortens milking times by as much as 30 percent. With no adverse   effects on milk quality, production or cow health – and less time in the dairy for staff and cows – it’s a win-win worth trying, says DairyNZ Lower North...