Dairy farmers ready for winter

Dairy farmers ready for winter

Leading the way in animal care By Katherine DeWitt, DairyNZ developer animal care and biosecurity Winter is almost here and depending what the weather has in store, some dairy farmers will have challenges with wet conditions. What some people may not know, is that...
Down cows: upping our game

Down cows: upping our game

Meeting cow lying time needs Winter conditions can affect cows’ ability to get the minimum amount of daily lying time they need to be healthy and comfortable.  Kiwi dairy farmers are raising the bar when it comes to down cow care. We know this because, over the...
Preventing Mastitis

Preventing Mastitis

Preventing Mastitis 30 May 2019 By Kate Stewart Mastitis control is very much front of mind for many of you as you prepare to dry off your cows for the winter. It’s best practice to only use antibiotic dry cow therapy (DCT) to treat cows that display mastitis...