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A couple of easy dry matter tests

| November 10, 2012 | 1 Comment
A couple of easy dry matter tests

So you don’t have a pasture probe or a rising plate meter but you want to know how many kgs of dry matter per hectare you have?

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Fonterra planning 7 million bone checks

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fonterra planning 7 million bone checks

Over the next 12 months Fonterra plans to carry out an unprecedented seven million Anlene Bone Health Checks across Asia and the Middle East. Fonterra Managing Director ASEAN/MENA Mark Wilson said this commitment builds on Fonterra’s ongoing efforts to help raise awareness about the importance of bone health – a key component of the Co-operative’s advanced nutrition strategy […]

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Pneumonia can frustrate

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pneumonia can frustrate

Unfortunately Pneumonia outbreaks are rarely simple, especially in a group of lambs. The actual
infecting agent could be one of a number of bacteria, a mycoplasma or a virus.

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Sheep farmers to pay the price – eventually

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Comment
Sheep farmers to pay the price – eventually

The long-suffering sheep farmers of the south might have received a reasonable price for their lambs for the past couple of years but it seems likely that it was at the expense of their co-operative…

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Alliance Group announces huge loss

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Comment
Alliance Group announces huge loss

Sheep and beef farmers, particularly those in the south, will have a good reason to gasp when they read of the huge loss reported by Alliance Group today.

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Spotlight on wool at Lincoln

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Spotlight on wool at Lincoln

Faults in wool such as low wool strength, discoloured fleece, and variations in fibre length and coarse fibres in fine wool limit the end used of wool and reduce the payout from wool buyers.

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Good news for spud lovers

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Good news for spud lovers

Acrylamide is a naturally occurring chemical that is caused when starch rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, such as frying, baking, grilling or roasting.

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Milking trial reveals plenty on deer lactation

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Milking trial reveals plenty on deer lactation

Once hinds got into the pattern of regular milking they produced about 700 ml per day, but this increased to about 900 ml per day …

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British butchers told to sell Kiwi meat

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
British butchers told to sell Kiwi meat

British butchers should sell New Zealand lamb rather than local lamb to combat global warming, a study claims.

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Disgusted by staff

| November 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Disgusted by staff

I have noticed in the past five to seven years an arrogance towards dairy farming in general among some staff. Farmers are wholly sick of this stupid attitude.

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