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, entering is good in the way it makes you look at your business, understanding what you’ve done and where you’ve spent your money. Secondly, and of most benefit, was the report giving you in-depth analysis so you can see what you’re doing well and where…read more ›
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 used more effectively by both farmers and farm monitoring services.
MU values are provided to farmers supplying Fonterra, Open Country Dairy, Synlait and Westland Milk Products. The values are measured in the daily bulk sample by the milk testing laboratory along with % …read more ›
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 bulls that are genetically superior in their ability to reduce concentration of Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) in their daughters.
MUN is the amount of nitrogen contained in Milk Urea and there’s a direct connection between MUN and the amount of nitrogen excreted in urine – cows with l…read more ›
Catch up with the CRV Ambreed latest news, in our summer newsletter. It’s all in the herd newsletter
Highlighting how CRV Ambreed offers breeding solutions for healthy and efficient herds, topics include breeding for Environmental Sustainability with LowN Sires, opportunity to become part of our sire proving programme, breeding for health with increased Facial Eczema tolerant sires.read more ›
More than 1000 delegates from around the world will travel to New Zealand to take part in three prestigious animal recording and genetics conferences in February.
It is the first time the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) has held its four yearly congress in New Zealand, and only the second time in the Southern Hemisphere.
The congress will be combined with the annual conferences for the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) and Interbull – the leading event for research and development in animal improvement, milk t…read more ›