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Game on for children to raise farm safety awareness

Monday, 10 August 2015, 1:00 pm | Dairy NZ

A new free online farm safety game that children can play on smartphones, computers and tablets is the latest innovation in the quest to improve farm safety. More >>

Careful management reduces nutrient losses

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 12:44 pm | Dairy NZ

Recent results from Ag Research trials undertaken in South Otago as part of the Pastoral 21 project have shown that grazed winter forage crops contribute significantly to the risk of nutrient losses to water but that with careful management, sediment and ... More >>

Six DairyNZ spots up for election

Monday, 3 August 2015, 3:26 pm | Dairy NZ

Nominations open this week for farmer-elected directors on the board of DairyNZ, with one spot vacated by long-serving chairman John Luxton, who is standing down from the industry body. More >>

Visits to help farmers lift income not costs

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:56 am | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ is offering one-on-one support to help dairy farmers grow and harvest an extra tonne of pasture. If this is achieved the average operator could make an extra $30,000 of milk income in the lead up to Christmas. Farmers nationwide ... More >>

Farmer experience ‘bottled’ to help dairying bounce back

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 9:44 am | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ has created a new online resource detailing the financial spending of top performing dairy farms. This is part of the organisations work to help farmers cope with lower milk prices and set the industry up for a speedy recovery. More >>

Groups working together to help flood-affected farmers

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 2:13 pm | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ is working alongside other groups to support farmers and ensure that around 5000 cows in central Manawatu and Horowhenua have enough feed for the winter after dozens of paddocks were flooded on dairy farms at the weekend. More >>

Body condition score to become a breeding trait

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 3:50 pm | Dairy NZ

Body condition score (BCS) is to be included as a new trait in Breeding Worth (BW) from February 2016. More >>

Crop advice to farmers urges caution

Friday, 5 June 2015, 2:50 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ is reminding farmers to continue being careful while transitioning cows on to crops such as swedes and fodder beet following early reports from veterinarians of a small number of cow deaths this season. More >>

Farmers score with new DairyNZ app launching at Fieldays

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 1:06 pm | Dairy NZ

A tool to allow farmers to perform one of their most important jobs on a smartphone will soon be available when DairyNZ launches its new free Body Condition Scoring (BCS) App at the National Agricultural Fieldays next week in the Waikato. More >>

Research farms open up for science showcase

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:27 am | Dairy NZ

Waikato farmers will get the chance to go for an afternoon walkabout on DairyNZ’s research farmlets on Thursday 30 April when the industry body opens its gates to showcase its science for a day. More >>

Farmers' bank balances under severe pressure

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:21 pm | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ says bank balances for most dairy farmers will be heading south this winter and spring, producing some short-term but significant cashflow management challenges for farmers. More >>

Farmers need to have their say now on plan for change

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:54 am | Dairy NZ

An upcoming series of meetings will give farmers a chance to have an early say on Waikato Regional Council's Healthy Rivers Plan for Change which could have a big impact on the way they farm in the future. More >>

Workshops will bring farmers up to speed with welfare laws

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 10:19 am | Dairy NZ

A series of workshops will begin this month to help dairy farmers understand animal welfare laws and work out their options for keeping on the right side of impending new regulations. More >>

New manager to strengthen DairyNZ's Forage Value Index

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:11 am | Dairy NZ

The addition of persistence and metabolisable energy (ME) traits to the DairyNZ Forage Value Index (FVI) are seen as key targets for Cameron Ludemann in his new role as Forage Value Manager. More >>

Audit findings show more work needed

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:25 am | Dairy NZ

Findings released today by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment from phase four of the dairy sector audits on employment compliance show that the industry still has more work to do to lift its performance, says DairyNZ's strategy and investment ... More >>

New online bull team builder puts farmers in control

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:45 pm | Dairy NZ

A new online bull team builder, developed by NZ Animal Evaluation Limited (NZAEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DairyNZ, will allow farmers to see the impact of genetic improvement on farm profit and team averages. Instead of flicking through catalogues ... More >>

Swedes farmer survey results coming in May

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:39 pm | Dairy NZ

The results of an in-depth farmer survey carried out to help understand the factors behind the toxic swedes issues that hit Southland dairy herds last year are expected to be available by the end of May. More >>

Farmers care about cow welfare, says DairyNZ

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:01 pm | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ is reminding farmers of the requirements for transporting cattle following recent news and social media comments on a case now being investigated by the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Moving stock? Think about your Theileria risks

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 12:55 pm | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ is warning farmers to assess the risks to their herds from the tick-borne disease Theileria if they are moving stock this autumn and winter. . DairyNZ veterinarian and technical policy advisor, Nita Harding, says stock out ... More >>

Otago field days focus on farm effluent management

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 1:12 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ ENVIROREADY field days starting next week will bring farmers up to speed with good practice effluent management, and provide tools and information to help them meet Otago Regional Council environmental regulations. More >>



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