Dairy with a side of beef

A hybrid system is step change from what has become the norm in a production hungry dairy industry. Sandra Taylor reports. Photos: Emma McCarthy. A line of 14-month-old Angus cross steers on Adrian and Pauline Ball’s Tirau farm represent so much more than next summer’s prime beef. These cattle represent a whole new way of doing business for the couple, a way that …

The VikingJersey A Superior Strain Of Jersey

The VikingJersey A Superior Strain Of Jersey Steve, Nina, Emily and Kate Ireland farm in Coastal Temuka(South Canterbury) and have the Lynbrook Registered Jerseys and Lynbrook Farm. Two or three years ago they reduced their cow numbers from around 570 to 500 with the aim of reducing inputs and increasing per cow production. Steve and Nina have seen great success …

Disruption in the industry, there is money to be made. Short Gestation Belgian Blue

Disruption in the industry, there is money to be made. Short Gestation Belgian Blue Josh and Phillipa Stainton have used Short Gestation Belgian Blue supplied by Samen NZ to tighten their calving season and are seeing amazing results. Josh explains that he has had 80 animals and they have come “consistently two and a half to three weeks early”. Together …

Hayden Ferrimans Three Way Cross Journey.

Hayden Ferrimans Journey to the Three Way Cross. Working in Denmark in an OE exposed Hayden to some of the best genetics in the world and now he is transitioning his herd into a Three Way Cross and bringing in the best of Three Breeds. On March 3rd 2020 Hayden is coming with us and a group of other farmers …

CowManager RoadShow Ready To Rumble.

The CowManager RoadShow has arrived and is ready to rumble! The CowManager RoadShow has been developed to provide farmers, bank managers, vets and all industry related parties interested in the technology with an opportunity to see the CowManager system in action. Each RoadShow event will begin with presentation light lunch and an opportunity to speak with local farmers using CowManager, …

Mike Marshall tells us about his experience with CowManager in Otago

Mike Marshall runs a 550 Cow Dairy Farm in Otago and has had some outstanding experiences with the CowManager system. <iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/377646252″ width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; fullscreen” allowfullscreen></iframe> Looking for more information about the CowManager system: http://samen.co.nz/cowmanager/ More information about our CowManager RoadShow in 2020: http://samen.co.nz/cowmanager-roadshow/  

Three Way Cross Optimises Performance With Richard Waugh

Three Way Cross Genetics Programme Optimises Performance of Crossbred Herd in the Waikato. In the Waikato region Richard Waugh has been utilising a Three Way Cross in his 330 cow system 4/5 dairy farm for over seven years now. His herd produces and average of 550ms – 560ms with the exception of his Viking Red (Three Way Cross) animals which …

BPI Index Unlocks Outcross Potential



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