Cattle

Why Worry About Lame Cows?

Why Worry About Lame Cows?
Chantelle 04/04/2017 0
Lameness is caused by many factors which differ between individual cows and farms. Reducing the number of lame cows on your farm therefore requires a long-term, planned approach that is supported by ...
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The House Cow - What You Need to Know

The House Cow - What You Need to Know
Chantelle 24/03/2017 0
Why bother? Points FOR You get fresh milk the way nature intended it to be. The pleasure of milking the cow yourself. It’s a great educational experience for children. You can make a range of d...
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Keeping your herd cool during summer

Keeping your herd cool during summer
Geoff 06/02/2017 0
White cows are more prone to feeling the bad effects of prolonged sunshine at very high temperatures. In some cows, after prolonged sunshine you start to see red skin blotches on the pink skin under t...
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Some things you should know about hay

Some things you should know about hay
Geoff 06/02/2017 0
  Hay is the oldest form of conserved feed.  But you need to be careful before you part with your money, especially if you are buying when there is a shortage. Good things about hay All lives...
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What does the animal need from its feed?

What does the animal need from its feed?
Geoff 02/11/2016 0
Water Water is not a strictly a nutrient but it is essential to life.  Muscle for example contains 80% water, fat 20-30% and bone in a young animal 70-80%.  Animals will survive for a long time witho...
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Caring for Calves

Caring for Calves
Geoff 08/08/2016 0
To set a dairy cow up for a long, productive life you must give her the best possible start. Extra effort now will pay dividends throughout her milking life. Heifers that reach target weights make...
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Geoff 23/06/2016 0
Debudding vs Dehorning - What's the Difference? Although “dehorning” is the term generally applied to horn removal in cattle of all ages, a distinction can be made based on the stage of horn growth...
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Top Udder Health Achieved Through Hygiene & Monitoring

Top Udder Health Achieved Through Hygiene & Monitoring
Geoff 08/02/2016 0
Healthy udders mean better quality milk which means higher returns.  This is a basic equation that we all know and understand.  Achieving the first input is the biggest ongoing challenge for farmers e...
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February eNews

February eNews
Geoff 05/02/2016 0
This month we are talking about...
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Leg & Tail Marking Systems for Effective Stock Management

Leg & Tail Marking Systems for Effective Stock Management
Geoff 06/11/2015 0
Leg marking systems are a well-known and effective way to manage and monitor your herd throughout the year.  Such an easy and immediately visual colour coding system can quickly alert farm workers to ...
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Awareness Needed to Fight Bovine Epidemic

Awareness Needed to Fight Bovine Epidemic
Chantelle 06/07/2015 0
NZ farmers need to wake up to the threat of Bovine Digital Dermatitis (BDD) that is endemic in productive herds throughout UK, Europe, USA and much of South America. Such is the seriousness of this d...
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