Accurate records breed success

Accurate records breed success

Accurate records breed success By Melissa Stephen, DairyNZ genetic evaluation developer Are the heifers you choose to keep the ones you think they are? Save yourself time and money by using DNA testing to match calves to parents, writes DairyNZ genetic evaluation...
Giving calves the best start

Giving calves the best start

Giving calves the best start By Katherine DeWitt, a DairyNZ animal care and biosecurity developer  I’ve seen first-hand the level of care farmers take of their calves and that you do everything you can to give them the best possible start to life. With calving just...
Meeting cow lying time needs

Meeting cow lying time needs

Meeting cows lying down needs Winter conditions can affect cows’ ability to get the minimum amount of daily lying time they need to be healthy and comfortable. Research has shown that cows prefer lying down to feeding during challenging conditions. Cow lying time is...