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Biosecurity on Dairy Farms

With last year’s outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis in South Canterbury bringing this conversation back into the limelight, it’s more important than ever for farmers to be aware of the risk and do what they can to prevent future outbreaks.

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Dairy Farm Biosecurity

New Zealand Agricultural Show 2018

Shane McDonald and Graham Petrie, from the Calder Stewart rural team, attended the 156th Canterbury A & P Show held at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch. Read all about what went on here.

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Avoiding Lameness by Optimum Cow Flow Part 1

Here are some simple points to look for to help avoid lameness issues in your herd. Cow flow can have a big impact on the levels of lameness in a herd. This is particularly relevant when the herd is spending a proportion of its time either housed or on a feedpad, rather than out on pasture.

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Biosecurity on Dairy Farms

With last year’s outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis in South Canterbury bringing this conversation back into the limelight, it’s more important than ever for farmers to be aware of the risk and do what they can to prevent future outbreaks.

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Increasing Cow Productivity by Almost 15%

When the Singhs of Gordonton wanted to expand their business and the output on their 265ha Waikato farm, they spoke to us about how it could be achieved through a dairy barn system. The dairy barn system we constructed enabled a lift in on-farm cow numbers from to 1000 up from 600 and increased the productivity by 10-15% per cow!

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Dairy cattle NZ - Part Four

While the previous articles in this series have profiled the main breeds, numerically, of dairy cattle in New Zealand it is important to also highlight some other breeds that offer some unique features to their enthusiastic and passionate owners.

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Compost barns – some points to consider

As interest in compost barns continues to grow it may be helpful to go over some of the design basics to ensure a successful compost is built and managed. Here are 9 points to consider when building a compost barn.

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