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The Pillars of Sustainability

The Pillars of Sustainability

The Pillars of Sustainability Craig Mckimmie, Genetics Programme Manager.   In 1814, New Zealand’s number one sector started with dual-purpose Milking Shorthorns. Demand for butter grew globally, so NZ brought in Jersey genetics and butter become our...
The Future of Efficiency

The Future of Efficiency

Cees van Baar’s passion for NZ and its dairy sector is his driving force when it comes to using genetics as a game changer. Arriving in a foreign country with nothing but a suitcase of clothes and $50 in your pocket can make or break a person, but for Samens managing...
Zero Bobbies

Zero Bobbies

Using beef genetics over the herd, a Canterbury farmer is reaping the rewards of saleable calves and no longer has bobby calves.    Thanks to an innovative breeding policy that includes using sexed semen to get replacement heifers and beef breeds over the other...
Combination For Success

Combination For Success

Maungatautari dairy farmer James Dallinger has admirable goals when it comes to his herd’s breeding strategy – and his use of technology ensures the cows are on the mating platform at the optimal time, every time. James Dallinger, an equity farmer on his 220ha Waikato...
Dairy with a side of beef

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...
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