New leader back on old turf

New leader back on old turf

New leader back on old turf 2 July 2019 DairyNZ’s new regional leader for Waikato, Wilma Foster, is enjoying reconnecting with farmers in her old patch. Wilma, who is leading a team of nine consulting officers in Waikato, farmed in Te Aroha and Tirau and owned a...
BVD control: a four-step plan

BVD control: a four-step plan

BVD Control: a four-step plan 2 July 2019 Controlling bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is vital to avoid its damaging effects on dairy herds’ health, reproductive performance and productivity. DairyNZ’s Samantha Tennent explains. Managing BVD should be an...
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...