Going to a rural primary school in the Wairarapa gave David Beuth his first taste and passion for dairying. "I helped one of the local guys milk and t...
Landcorp Farming has built a HerdHome® on one of its nine Moutoa Dairy farms near Foxton. Brian Wilkinson, Landcorp's farm business manager for th...
Life in the public eye can be challenging, but for West Coast Regional Council chairman and monitor farm owner Andrew Robb it's also been very benefic...
Federated Farmers dairy section held its annual conference in the central plateau this year with an emphasis on the environment and the business of farming.
New Zealand is warming to the idea of housing cows but a debate looms on the issue, says the outgoing chairman of HerdHomes®, Dr Andy West.
Bay of Plenty farmers Shaun and Fiona Kehelys' milk production last season was up 120, 000kgMS due to a $1.1 million investment in two HerdHomes® shelters. The Kehelys, who farm at Oropi, near Tauranga, say their farm management practices have remained the same. However, since commissioning the two HerdHomes® shelters the workload has eased, cows are more comfortable in shelter and milk yield has soared.
The Wilson family is constantly looking at ways to improve the efficiency, productivity and appearance of the property and a year ago built two HerdHomes®...."It is amazing how clean and dry the shelters are. It has to be better for them when calving and we only lost one calf stillborn last year."
Australians might need to find new ways to poke fun at New Zealand. Once famed for its 10 sheep for every citizen, there has been a big shift in New Z...
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