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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

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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Compost barn tour

Calder Stewart staff recently hosted a compost barn tour, taking with us seven interested dairy farmers and a consultant, visiting two successfully managed composting barns, one in the Waikato and the other in the Manawatu. Check out more about the trip here.

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Compost barns and the potential of hemp straw

Your choice of dairy cow housing systems should be aimed to positively influence cow health and longevity. A compost dairy barn is just one of the options available. Read more about this here.

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A round up of the best off-paddock barn solutions

2017 has been an eventful year with several trips, both overseas and locally to see how farmers are using different off-paddock options and the various successes they’ve noticed. Here’s a round up of the most common types we use in New Zealand plus some key takeaway facts from our travels.

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Benefits of indoor dairy farming

With quickly changing rules and regulations, as well as the increasing focus on quality sustainable farming systems, technology, milk prices and effluent management, it’s worth investigating how indoor dairy farming solutions could help you stay ahead of the game.

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