Livestock

BONUS – Connecting soil nutrients, feed quality and animal performance with Melinda Turner

Rebecca Greaves, Country-Wide Editor, along with her co-host Sarah Perriam-Lampp discuss how to navigate tough times in sheep & beef farming with top tips from experts Ed Harrison, Dr Todd White and Frazer Weir.

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A Change of System

Veterinarian Sara Sutherland reports on the financial impact of farm management changes in response to drench resistance.

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A mismatch on the hills

For decades hill country sheep farmers have just accepted that dagging, treating for flystrike and drenching for worms is a part of successful farming, vet Trevor Cook writes.

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Reinventing the fleece

A fine-wool sheep breeding programme is following in the tracks of established, successful research. Sarah Horrocks reports.

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Breeding wool off the sheep’s back

Moving to a self-shedding sheep flock could significantly cut onfarm costs and labour, as the strong wool price remains stubbornly low, but there are always things to consider when changing your farm system. Massey University is three years into a trial to transition a base Romney flock to a fully shedding flock of Wiltshires. Rebecca Greaves attended the latest field day.

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Time to soak up the blame

Spring is an important part of the year because of the impact it has on the rest of the year and beyond, vet Trevor Cook writes.

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In pursuit of excellence

Dave Buick doesn’t do participation. His attention to every little detail is evident from the high-performing farm to his rise to the very top of shearing sports in New Zealand, and his remarkable recovery from a horrific onfarm accident that almost killed him.
Rebecca Greaves reports.

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Lamb sale in the rain at Tautane Station

Country-Wide Deputy Editor Rebecca Greaves reports on the first ever on-farm lamb sale at the iconic coastal Tautane Station at Herbertville.

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Getting the maintenance right

The longer a lamb is on your farm, the more it costs to grow. By Andrew Roe.

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