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  • Farmstrong shows farmers a healthy way to think

    04 September 2015

    A new initiative has been launched to help farmers invest in their physical and emotional well being and avoid some of the more common mental health problems.

  • Crop
    Plant analysis backs up earlier advice, and prompts more

    03 September 2015

    The results from analysis of Southland swede plants collected last season is backing up DairyNZ advice to farmers that feeding maturing swede crops increases the risk of ill-health in cows.

  • A season for a resilient, low-cost breeding programme

    02 September 2015

    When farm resilience is being severely tested, focus your breeding efforts on activities with the highest return and low cost, such as good heat detection. DairyNZ senior scientist Chris Burke and developer Mark Blackwell explain.

  • Double DairyNZ election to be hotly contested

    01 September 2015

    Three DairyNZ director positions will be hotly contested over the next month, having drawn in 10 farmer candidates – the most received by the industry body in recent years.

  • Cow in field
    13 disciplines for surviving low farm income cycles

    31 August 2015

    Hauraki Plains farmer Mark Townshend presents 13 disciplines to employ to survive low income farming cycles.

  • Focus on repro has dramatic results

    27 August 2015

    Making reproduction their number one priority is paying off for North Canterbury farm managers Mike and Eliza Scarlett-Brown.

  • Zero based budgeting

    24 August 2015

    Zero based budgeting can help identify expenditure categories that have bloated over time or become inefficient, by starting from scratch and justifying all expenditure for each new budget cycle.

  • DairyNZ event
    Feed field days address fluctuations

    24 August 2015

    Tips and information to help manage the ups and downs of fluctuating milk price will be provided at a series of DairyNZ events in September and October.

  • Reduce nutrient losses from winter grazed crops

    20 August 2015

    Recent results from AgResearch trials undertaken in South Otago as part of the Pastoral 21 project have shown that grazed winter forage crops contribute significantly to the risk of nutrient losses to water but that with careful management, sediment and phosphorus losses can be reduced during grazing.

  • Cows eating silage
    Mythbuster: Supplement response

    14 August 2015

    DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Kay puts the myth on supplement response out to pasture.

  • Time wasting searches a thing of the past

    12 August 2015

    How much time do farmers spend looking for tools or equipment in the middle of a job? Too much, according to Southland sharemilker Don Moore, who with wife Jess, put in place a solution on their farm.

  • Isaac Tilbury from Hillview Christian School, Christchurch on a farm visit
    Keep calm and stay well

    10 August 2015

    DairyNZ has talked to a host of farmers and found there is an abundance of things farmers are doing to keep themselves and their staff happy and healthy.

  • Game on for children to raise farm safety awareness

    10 August 2015

    A new free online farm safety game that children can play on smartphones, computers and tablets is the latest innovation in the quest to improve farm safety.

  • Milk price drop will have big impact on rural communities

    07 August 2015

    Rural businesses, not just dairy farmers, will feel a big impact from Fonterra’s announcement today that its 2015-16 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price is reducing from $5.25 to $3.85, says industry body DairyNZ.

  • What are the characteristics of high performing farms?

    05 August 2015

    DairyNZ feed and farm systems senior developer Kim Mashlan and DairyNZ South Waikato regional leader Wade Bell outline the key attributes of high performing farms.