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  • Hon Nathan Guy
    Minister visits for DairyNZ AGM

    01 October 2015

    Dairy farmers will have the opportunity to hear from the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy at DairyNZ’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Waikato on Tuesday, October 13.

  • Can we select for feed conversion efficiency?

    30 September 2015

    DairyNZ and breeding companies are well on their way to generating a breeding value that measures how efficient a cow is at using feed for body maintenance or milksolids production (feed conversion efficiency). If the breeding value can be developed, it will save farmers money in feed costs.

  • Research
    Strong dairy commitment to research and development

    30 September 2015

    DairyNZ has confirmed its commitment to investing in dairy science following the release of AgResearch's proposals for staffing reductions.

  • Supplements, surpluses and savings

    29 September 2015

    Most farmers will have reached balance date by now (when pasture feed supply equals cow demand) and will be in a feed surplus. The next critical feed decisions relate to taking out supplements (if supplement is still being fed) and harvesting pasture surpluses.

  • Calf collection paves way for fertility project

    28 September 2015

    A huge logistical exercise that involved collecting hundreds of calves from farms all over the North Island has set the scene for a ground-breaking research programme aimed at lifting fertility rates in the dairy industry.

  • Milking smarter - save one hour in the milking shed

    25 September 2015

    Adopting a new concept to their milking routine saved sharemilkers Kim and Duncan Fraser one hour a day in the milking shed.

  • Waikato modelling results show high costs to farmers and region

    25 September 2015

    DairyNZ is encouraging Waikato dairy farmers to get involved in regional policy development processes after the release of new information highlighting the potential for high costs to their businesses.

  • Future of dairy industry supported through tough season

    24 September 2015

    Variable order sharemilkers nationwide are being offered tailored advice and information including free accountant sessions and farmer-to-farmer advice.

  • Ryegrass
    Hunt for great dairy pastures is on again

    17 September 2015

    The hunt is on for great dairy pastures in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

  • Stopping AI - it's not worth it advises DairyNZ

    15 September 2015

    Farmers thinking about cutting artificial insemination (AI) this mating season will save very little now and lose a lot in the long term, says Jeremy Bryant, manager of DairyNZ subsidiary New Zealand Animal Evaluation Ltd.

  • Election candidates
    Elections - Quiz the candidates

    14 September 2015

    As voting gets underway today for DairyNZ’s 2015 elections, this year farmers are encouraged to get involved and question the director candidates.

  • 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.