A network of ruminant nutritionists - enabling exchange of ideas and experience among professionals
A network of ruminant nutritionists - enabling exchange of ideas and experience among professionals, to understand and improve health and productivity of ruminant livestock.
The New Zealand Feed Manufacturer’s Association (NZFMA) are looking to examine the role of supplemental feeding to dairy cows for reducing environmental impact and effects on animal welfare and production.
Charlotte Westwood BVSc, MANZCFS, PhD, Veterinary Nutritionist; PGG Wrightson Seeds Key drivers for gaining efficiency from high quality forages are getting more lambs finished rather than sold as store, and earlier (which reduces parasite loading), and hogget mating options. Crop
Katie Saunders, Animal Care Team Developer, DairyNZ Things change over time, animal welfare is no different. Over the years there has been more clarity as to what positive animal welfare looks like. The five freedoms of animal welfare have been
K. Garrett, A. Greer, C. Logan and P. Gregorini, Lincoln University Hypothesis: Conventional farming aims to meet nutrient requirements of the average animal. Dietary diversity and variety could improve health and welfare, product quality and bring environmental benefits. Methods: 7
Cows utilise different places on a farm quite differently when given access to high country. This is thought to be due to different grazing personalities.
NZ has a high proportion of green house gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture. This is unique when compared to other developed countries.