In this issue...
- Achieving wintering system performance targets
DairyNZ research has identified good management practices for the range of wintering systems.
- Feeding for condition score gain
Achieving the recommended body condition score targets takes careful planning and consideration of the nutritive value of the feed ordered.
- The effects of stand-off surfaces
Adequate rest is very important for dairy cows. But the increasing use of off-paddock systems can disrupt cows’ lying needs, resulting in stress, welfare compromise and lower production. Finding the right lying surface can make a difference.
- Coldness as a welfare concern
Cold, wet and windy conditions can result in compromised welfare. Proactive management is needed to mitigate the effects of cold stress.
- Science snapshots
Snippets of hot science.