Great opportunities come from entering Dairy Business of the Year awards

Farmers are being encouraged to enter the 2018 Dairy Business of the Year (DBOY) competition, with entries closing on the 31st March. The entry process is straight forward and can be completed online. There are three main reasons to enter according to previous winners Anne-Marie and Duncan Wells. Firstly,... read more ›

On Farm Liquid Nitrogen Unit Management

category AI, Other
On Farm Tank Management Guidelines Liquid Nitrogen is a dangerous good and needs to be handled and stored carefully. Your unit will have a MSDS attached (material safety data sheet).  You should take the time to read it.   If you are not able to locate the MSDS please contact CRV Ambreed... read more ›

Bulk Milk Urea information hugely important for nitrogen monitoring

Every day most New Zealand dairy farmers’ bulk milk test report informs them of the Milk Urea concentration (MU) in their bulk milk sample. But are those farmers, and indeed other industry groups, making the most of this potentially vital piece of information? This article addresses how MU may be... read more ›

Milk Urea readings could be the answer for determining nitrogen output

CRV Ambreed says Milk Urea readings, supplied daily to most New Zealand dairy farmers, could provide a clear picture of exactly how much nitrogen herds are excreting each day in urine. The herd improvement company was in the news in 2017 with the announcement about its team of LowN Sires... read more ›

Genetics helps Taranaki farmers with facial eczema (FE) in cows

category Genetics
Facial eczema (FE) is a challenge for many New Zealand farmers. Affected cattle can suffer with skin irritation and peeling, internal damage to the liver and other organs, and it sometimes results in death. FE also leads to a drop in milk production. For farmers in regions prone to FE,... read more ›