Livestock Special Alert 2023: Dairy Cattle

The values for Dairy this year have seen a fall in values across all female classes, but increases across all male classes. The fall in R1 heifer values can be attributed to the prohibition of live export by sea commencing from 30 April 2023. For the first time the National Average Market Value for R1 […]

Strategies to survive extreme weather

The right management choices can make a huge difference during and after an extreme weather event. Here are some key areas to think about: Build pasture cover Higher pasture covers provide better physical protection against pugging. Build this into the feed budget. Animal Health It is vital to keep cows healthy — especially if wet […]

Trailblazing Kiwi farmers and growers

Every year, the Ballance Farm Environment Awards celebrate farmers’ achievements, focusing on issues such as biodiversity, soil, water and waste management, and animal and plant care. Farmers across New Zealand are recognised for their hard work, innovation, and environmental stewardship. Here are three of this year’s 10 Regional Supreme winners. Super sheep farmers Steven and […]