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 […]
Researchers at Lancaster University are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop. Dr Shane Rothwell carrying out crop trials Plant and Soil Scientists hope to combine two new technologies to provide a rapid “same day” measurement of soil phosphorus availability, enabling […]
Glenroy Farm is an intensive sheep and dairy farm situated at the very bottom of New Zealand. It borders Lake Waituna.
With the sale of Mill Park went our days of working in a herringbone shed, and our move towards milking robots. At this point we had two A4 Lely Astronauts, but room for more…
We started with two Lely A4 Astronauts, but we quickly decided to expand and needed to add two more. The third robot arrived in March 2014.
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 […]
Just days before Christmas 2013, the new robot shed was ready to go. The robots were in place, the cows were collared and waiting so we decided to make a start.
While farmers’ well-being at work is not directly visible to the consumer, it forms an important part of responsible food production.
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.
The device has been complemented by a piece of software which takes into account the local context, such as plant properties and soil characteristics. This means, the system is also…