Prime conditions for mating

Prime conditions for mating

Prime conditions for mating 3 August 2019 You’ve calved your cows in great condition – now it’s the time to make sure they stay on track for maring, says DairyNZ animal developer Samantha Tennant.  Cows that lose more than a full body condition score...
Summit: farmer-led, grass-led

Summit: farmer-led, grass-led

Summit: farmer-led, grass-fed August 2 2019 Register now for this year’s Pasture Summit spring field days. Hear the latest from farmers and researchers sharing ideas and developments on achieving profitable food production from grass.   Pasture Summit is a bi-annual...
Pasture tips tackle ‘what ifs’

Pasture tips tackle ‘what ifs’

Pasture tips tackle ‘what ifs’ August 2 2019 DairyNZ farm systems specialist Chris Glassey gives some advice on how to deal with common challenges faced by farmers at this time of year. Q. What if conditions are wet for weeks? A. If you don’t have a feed...
Grass grows grass, right?

Grass grows grass, right?

Grass grows grass, right? 2 August 2019 Hugh Candy (left) and herd manager Chris Day aim for a low grazing residual, even when the grass is abundant.   We asked Waikato dairy farmers Hugh Candy and Kerry Lucas-Candy to help tackle the myth that leaving some grass...
Spring feed management: Keeping the cogs turning

Spring feed management: Keeping the cogs turning

Spring feed management: Keeping the cogs turning 1 August 2019 Had a lightbulb moment yet on spring feed management? Get the big picture on how its aspects (or ‘cogs’) work together.  Average pasture cover (APC) Achieving target APC at calving is important for meeting...