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5 Ways to Create an Effective Effluent System

While investing in a custom-designed system sounds like a no brainer, missing the basics can be costly. Here are 5 ways you can create an effective effluent system.

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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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How you can improve milking on your dairy farm

Many farmers will admit that they love the work they do but making the most of every day usually means starting at around 4am, and often finishing early evening. Whether it’s a simple change in technique or the adoption of new equipment, here are some efficiency-improving ideas worth considering.

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