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  • Theileria
    Farmers warned after Theileria hits West Coast farm

    DairyNZ is alerting all farmers, including graziers, to keep an eye out for signs of a tick-carried disease that causes anaemia in cattle and to actively manage the risks of ticks to their herds.

  • Number crunching no one-hit wonder

    14 November 2014

    Waikato farmer Foster Kalma has made a career out of crunching numbers. Now, he works the numbers on one of the most efficient high input farms around.

  • Simple, flexible system key to cost management

    14 November 2014

    Sticking to a simple yet flexible system and keeping the lid on costs is key to coping with volatile payouts, say West Coast farmers Michael and Christine Hart.

  • Budgeting ahead for 2015/16

    10 November 2014

    Despite a favourable winter and early spring, this season’s reduced forecast milk price demonstrates how quickly things can change. DairyNZ economist Angie Fisher says planning for profit at a range of milk prices is key.

  • Forage systems to reduce nitrate leaching

    04 November 2014

    Canterbury farmers are participating in a research programme led by DairyNZ to develop profitable solutions that reduce nitrate leaching.

  • Global production and price volatility

    04 November 2014

    In 2007, the situation for dairy commodities changed. Increased demand for dairy products out-paced global production, leading to higher milk prices. This situation has continued, DairyNZ senior economist Matthew Newman explains.

  • EnviroReady Events
    EnviroReady events help Canterbury farmers prepare

    04 November 2014

    Canterbury will host two EnviroReady field days this month to help farmers prepare for changes under Environment Canterbury’s Land and Water Regional Plan.

  • Six KPI's for the farm biz

    01 November 2014

    Farm owners, governors, sharemilkers and operations managers should have a small number of financial key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and steer their businesses in the desired direction.

  • Cows in shed
    Thinking about cow housing?

    31 October 2014

    Find out all you need to know to make a decision...

  • Breed Worth - Bulls of influence
    Bulls of influence

    Ever wondered which bulls have had the greatest influence on our national herd? Find out here...

  • Swedes
    Farmer interviews a key part of swedes study

    10 October 2014

    DairyNZ will be starting a programme of farmer interviews in Southland in an effort to build a detailed picture of what has caused the issue with cows dying and becoming ill from eating swedes in the region this season.

  • Effluent WOF takes the worry out of compliance

    06 October 2014

    Ensuring the farm effluent system is efficient, compliant and robust can now be done with an independent assessment, giving farmers the heads up on problems that may affect their system’s future performance.

  • Low milk price will be hot topic at DairyNZ AGM

    06 October 2014

    The future profitability of dairy farming in the wake of falling international prices for dairy products is likely to be a hot topic when DairyNZ, goes to Timaru next week for its Annual General Meeting.

  • Pasture Renewal Persistence Competition 2014
    Hunt is on for the region's best pasture

    03 October 2014

    The hunt is on for the best dairy pasture in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

  • Phil Journeaux AgFirst
    Survey finds record season could benefit 2014-15

    03 October 2014

    A recent survey of 26 Waikato and Bay of Plenty dairy farms showed that most farms should survive the 2014/15 season, although adjustments will be required.