Category: Featured

Beware the droopy eyelid!
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Beware the droopy eyelid!

A new inherited disease that causes ptosis – retarded growth, intellectual disability and mortality in Ayrshire calves, has been discovered by a research group at the University of Helsinki. The group, led by Professor Magnus Andersson, found the disease to be associated with a mutation in UBE3B gene. Of the 129 tested Ayrshire AI bulls recently used in […]

World Wetlands Day Celebrated
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World Wetlands Day Celebrated

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally on the 2nd February every year. The Waituna Landcare Group and the Gorge Road School joined together to celebrate our local Waituna Wetlands. The senior school walked the Waituna Loop Track, enjoying the new interpretation panels erected last spring and learning about wetland values and the history of the […]

Employment rules need shake-up now
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Employment rules need shake-up now

It’s not a job for the faint-hearted and you can see why contractors don’t want to have just anyone in control of such a set-up.

Conventional milk has more minerals
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Conventional milk has more minerals

Milk from organic farms has a lower concentration of elements like zinc, iodine and selenium than milk produced by conventional farming methods.

Candy for cows has potential
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Candy for cows has potential

It’s a free-choice type of supplement in a block form — sort of like a big, 250-pound piece of candy for livestock