13 December 2023
The challenges faced by farmers in today’s dairy sector are perhaps like nothing faced before, says South Canterbury FarmWise consultant Matt Cassineri.
17 September 2021
LIC FarmWise® Consultant Darren Sutton highlights what to focus your energy on as we wind up calving and head into mating.
20 May 2021
LIC FarmWise® Consultant Darren shares tips for reaching your individual cow body condition score (BCS) targets and finishing the autumn season off in good condition - all while milking!
25 November 2020
Water – it’s something we often take for granted but over recent years, through the droughts inflicted on us, I have seen many farms whose water systems have been lacking.
01 October 2020
Paddocks are among a farmers biggest and most important assets but occasionally they need a makeover in the form of regrassing.
07 July 2020
Farmers have been positioned as saviours for our post-COVID recovery but like many, a priority remains reducing debt despite the Government taking measures to reignite the economy and preserve jobs.
10 June 2020
Winter may have just begun but most farmers are already looking ahead to the next season, and the one beyond that.
15 May 2020
The start of winter usually means hunkering down but for a portion of dairy farmers across the country, 1 June is Gypsy Day when they move not only themselves but their entire families and herds sometime hundreds of kilometres.
05 December 2019
An increasing number of farmers In Northland are turning to once-a-day (OAD) milking from twice-a-day (2AD) milking.
11 November 2019
What resources are needed if the summer is great, average, or poor?
22 October 2019
We are heading into one of the most important parts of the season when your management ability can influence a large part of milking season. This is of course, how you manage your pastures to maximise energy harvested.
07 October 2019
With much media debate and heated discussion regarding the industry’s environmental footprint it could be easy to lose sight of many controllable on-farm factors that will be part of the solution to delivering sustainability.
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