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Find out everything specific to your animal, whether they’re your hobby or your livelihood.

Whether you’re a first time pet owner looking for the basics or a seasoned fur parent looking for some inspiration, we have everything covered from nutrition, vaccinations and grooming, to common health issues, behaviour and general wellbeing.

Mooving Day

Mooving Day is less than a month away and for any dairy farm that has changes in ownership or contracts there is a lot to think about.

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Net Zero by 2050

Fonterra’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 at their AGM in November clearly put focus on markets and how they are now influencing their decisions on greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. Fonterra’s messaging was stark; improve in this space or our preferred clients will look elsewhere for their milk-based products.

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Facial eczema risk

Trying to predict what the facial eczema (FE) season is going to do requires a crystal ball and some star gazing however we do have information from our years of monitoring spores to draw from to help you be prepared.

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Vaccine storage

For vaccines to be effective when injected they must be stored correctly including when you collect them from the clinic as well as how they are handled when you are on farm. There is no sense going to all the trouble of vaccinating if the vaccine has been degraded by how we have handled it.

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The ongoing benefits of good calf nutrition

New Zealand data shows that only 36% of our heifers meet pre-calving weight targets. This is significant as there is an approximate 2kgMS production loss per year for every 1% they are behind this target, and poorly grown heifers are unlikely to survive to the end of their second lactation, so won’t remain in the herd long enough to become profitable.

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BVD – Bovine Viral Diarrhoea 

BVD is a common but complicated disease. The production and reproductive costs of the disease are insidious and difficult to calculate. Eradicating BVD often comes with significant productive and reproductive improvements.

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