Advice for farmers on Mycoplasma Bovis
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working closely with the Ministry for Primary Industries on the response to the Mycoplasma bovis (M. Bovis) outbreak.
FE webinars highlight management options
Warmer temperatures bring with them an increased risk of Facial Eczema, but there are management strategies that can help minimise the impact of this production-limiting disease.
Artificial breeding speeds genetic gain in commercial beef herd
While artificial breeding is ubiquitous in the dairy industry, Manawatu farmer Shelley Dew-Hopkins believes the technology has a role to play in commercial beef breeding herds.
How long until AI of beef cows is common?
Until AI-sired calves demand a premium, commercial farmer use of AI will broadly remain the territory of larger operations and those with a passion for genetics, according to agricultural consultant Geoff Dunham.
Harnesses a tool for selecting ewe replacements
In a recent B+LNZ podcast Dr Paul Kenyon described how ram harnesses can be used to identify ewe lambs that ovulate early.
Sustainable worm control underlines productive farm system
Otago farmers Bruce and Denise Cameron recognised the toll internal parasites were taking on their lambs’ performance and carried out a drench resistance test. The result is a strategy that outsmarts internal parasites.
Testing for drench effectiveness prompts change
Ian and Paul Roy are converts to sustainable parasite management, after a drench resistance test revealed they were throwing good money away on drenches that weren’t doing the job.
Internal parasite control – a team effort
When it comes to managing internal parasites on farm, Bog Roy Station stock manager Danny Brown says the key step is a drench resistance test.
Eating quality underpins red meat story
Speaking at Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s beef-focused field days in Canterbury, AbacusBio consultant Jason Archer defined eating quality as tenderness, juiciness and flavour and says much of what farmers do on-farm can influence all of these factors.
Beef Cow BCS resource launched
Body Condition Scoring is a proven management tool in driving productivity and feed-use efficiency and a recently launched how-to resource book makes condition scoring beef cows easy.
Facial Eczema threatens ewe fertility
Warm, wet weather is creating perfect conditions for Facial Ezcema (FE) and given the right conditions the risk could continue through until May.