Zinc a priority as FE risk heightens

Zinc a priority as FE risk heightens

Zinc a priority as FE risk heightens Subclinical facial eczema can result in up to a 50 percent loss in milk production, according to DairyNZ. As the summer nights get warmer and humidity rises, the risk of facial eczema increases, posing risks to farmers’ herd health...
GainCorp Feeds now supplying Canola Meal

GainCorp Feeds now supplying Canola Meal

October 2021 GrainCorp gives dairy farmers easy access to canola meal to boost production GrainCorp Feeds is now importing high quality non-GM canola meal into New Zealand, via a robust supply chain and supported with GrainCorp Feeds’ local knowledge and distribution...
Post Calving

Post Calving

A kind Autumn and early Spring has seen many farmers off to a great start. Right now, however, many have experienced a slight check with the change in grass quality and weather conditions. Speculating ‘why the dip’ can often be oversimplified, so why not eliminate the...
Summer Heat Stress and Rye Grass Staggers

Summer Heat Stress and Rye Grass Staggers

As we move into Jan, Feb and March the hot days of summer will challenge our dairy cows. Changes to the diets can help manage the stresses of heat and humidity. When cows actually feel heat stress it’s a function of heat and humidity. In very dry conditions, 10% to...
End of calving pre mating

End of calving pre mating

A kind Autumn and early Spring has seen many farmers off to a great start. Right now, however, many have experienced a slight check with the change in grass quality and weather conditions. Speculating ‘why the dip’ can often be oversimplified, so why not eliminate the...
Transitioning Cows

Transitioning Cows

‘Transitioning’ a cow is something that happens throughout the whole season as feeds change and cow’s requirements change. The pre-calving transition period presents one of the most important opportunities to substantially affect the subsequent lactation, including...