Livestock

Expert advice on weaning, calf care

[3 November/Otago Daily Times] Dairy Women’s Network recently ran a calf care workshop in Gore. DairyNZ’s Sarah Dirks, LIC Farm Solutions Manager Lynda Ford, Farmwise Consultant Mo Topham and Veterinarians Kath Taylor and Kim Kelly spoke about weaning calves. They highlighted recent research advising against the use of penicillin (penno) milk when feeding young calves,...

Feilding store stock sale

[26 September/ New Zealand Herald] Sheep entries were 2000 lower than last week’s, primarily due to a drop in the numbers of heavy hoggets offered although ewe numbers were also reduced. This reduction in numbers increased sale prices of the heavy hoggets with yesterday’s top price being $174.50 for 131 male hoggets after a high...