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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

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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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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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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Got milk? How to increase milk production in dairy cows?

Maximising milk production is a surefire way to increase the return on investment for your dairy farm. We've broken down some of the key areas to focus on to achieve this.

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