Grant Bunting never thought he would become so passionate about sustainability but says the sustainability challenge cannot be ignored if New Zealand producers want to improve their standing on the world stage. Read more here https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/beef/view/group-to-set-beefs-priorities
Managing cattle on spring pastures can be a challenge. There are several health considerations to bear in mind with lush feed. These include the risks of bloat, pulpy kidney, as well as nitrate and prussic acid risks when grazing some crops such as forage sorghum. In general, good management and preparation can reduce many of … Read more Managing Spring Feed
By Alastair Rayner, RaynerAg No doubt the attention of breeders across the country is closely focussed on the price of bulls across the country. With many of these bulls due to go into joining programs this year, it’s vital you think about your current sire battery and their ability to manage the challenges of a … Read more Is your bull ready to work?
Article by Alastair Rayner, RaynerAg The Spring Bull sales are well underway in Northern NSW. There have been a lot of successful sales in 2020, and this reflects a few things. Firstly there is a strong sense of optimism in the cattle industry, largely due to seasonal changes and strong market values. There’s also the … Read more Think about the raw data sheet at bull sales
This article was published in Country-Wide Beef, May 2020.By Associate Professor Rebecca Hickson (B+LNZ Genetics Dairy Beef Progeny Test Project Leader) View the May 2020 report Latest results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics dairy beef progeny test show that up to 45kg of additional carcass weight can be achieved by mating dairy … Read more Right Bull can lift weights by 45kg
Is the breeder making real progress? The bull breeder’s breeding programme should be clear, easily explained and backed up by good records and clear facts. It is important to ask questions to establish the genetic merit of the herd and whether genetic progress is being made in the traits that are of interest to you.
What a season we’ve had! Despite trying times the results seen across the country for 2-year-old Angus bull sales were strong – stronger than ever before in some cases… The South Island saw solid results – worth mentioning is Sudeley Angus in Canterbury, which sold 38/40 bull offered, at an average on over $11,000. The … Read more July e-Newsletter 2020