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Dairy cattle NZ - Holstein Friesian cows

New Zealand is home to 4.86 million dairy cows spread over 11,748 dairy farms. Most people have an idea what a dairy cow is, and what they do, but far fewer know the characteristics that differentiate the various breeds from each other. Here’s a brief rundown on some of the breeds of cow you may see on farms around the country.

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Dairy cattle NZ - Jersey cows

Most have an idea what a dairy cow is, however, few can differentiate between the various breeds. So here’s a brief rundown of the Jersey breed.

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Getting your dairy farm ready for spring

With calving season well underway, spring is the busiest and sometimes most stressful time of the year on dairy farms. Here are some useful tips for getting your farm ready for spring.

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Dairying’s contribution to the New Zealand economy

Dairying receives its fair share of negativity from certain sectors of the community but it is important to note the huge contribution that it makes to the economy and the people whose livelihoods depend on it. Read this article for insights, facts and figures surrounding dairy's contribution to the nation's economy.

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5 tips for dairy farm management

If you’re interested in getting involved in the dairy industry or if you’re currently working on a farm and thinking about where you’d like to be in a few years, here are a few things to consider.

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The great debate - is once or twice a day milking best?

Once-a-day milking has become a hot topic this year and some farmers are switching full time. Full season or strategic, once-a-day has both pros and cons. Check them out here.

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