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February 22, 2022

New silage inoculant MAGNIVA® Platinum proves to be popular in the field

Last season New Zealand farmers and contractors had the opportunity to try the new live bacterial forage inoculant, MAGNIVA® Platinum. Feedback on the new Lactobacillus hilgardii bacteria has been overwhelmingly positive, with the unique combination of bacteria and enzymes in MAGNIVA® Platinum having a noticeable effect on silage quality, palatability and temperature. According to Manawatu […]

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February 22, 2022

What are Mycotoxins and how can we reduce their impact?

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by certain types of fungi (moulds), which increase in the presence of oxygen in the hot, humid months of the year. These fungi produce mycotoxins under certain conditions, which can be harmful to animal health and productivity. It’s important to note that not all fungi produce mycotoxins, and the presence […]

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February 22, 2022

Mycotoxins and Poor Performance:

About this time of year, farmers may notice several behavioural issues with their stock, along with declines in performance. This can occur with both cows in milk and with replacement heifers. Typical symptoms are grouping together, mainly where shade is available, instead of spreading out across the paddock and around water troughs. Peeling of the […]

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February 22, 2022

Harvesting Drought Stressed Maize

Time of harvest In a typical year, the timing of harvest for maize silage is based on the milk line in the kernel and the dry matter (DM) of the whole plant. Two-thirds milk line (when the kernel’s outer two-thirds is starchy and the inner third milky) and 33-35% whole plant DM is the harvesting […]

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December 1, 2021

Look ahead to Facial Eczema prevention.

As we look forward to Summer, NIWA’s long term forecast predicts a Summer dominated by La Niña with above average temperatures and humidity across the whole of New Zealand. Whilst this might be good news for those lucky enough to go away on holiday this year, La Niña is predicted to bring more north-easterly winds […]

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November 30, 2021

An all-species nutrition company.

Nutritech has a long involvement in the New Zealand agricultural industry, dating back to 1915 when a Danish chemist established the Danish Mineral Research Company which became Nutritech International Limited in 1985. Over the last 106 years Nutritech has become synonymous with the supply of nutrients including vitamins and trace minerals important for animal health […]

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September 15, 2021

Fertility, are you going backwards?

While nutritional management (especially in the springer period) plays a significant role in reproductive performance, it is not the only factor contributing to poor reproductive performance. A review of reproductive management in dairy cows1 showed that factors that reduced fertility include delayed cycling activity, uterine health, lower expression of heat symptoms and lower pregnancy rates […]

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September 14, 2021

New backers give boost to Plasback

New Zealand’s on-farm plastic recycling initiative, Plasback, is gaining momentum as the agricultural industry moves to reduce its environmental impact. Since the beginning of the year two Kiwi silage wrap importers – Nutritech and Tulloch Farm Machines – have joined the Plasback scheme. Also, dairy giant Fonterra has launched its Co-operative Difference framework, under which […]

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September 14, 2021

Meet the Team

Get to know some of our new, returning and existing team members! Rena Mehrtens Area Manager – East Coast, Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa (Dip Veterinary Nursing (Massey University) B.Viticulture) Hi, I’m Rena and I’m delighted to be taking over from Christian Muller as Area Manager for Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa. Having grown up enjoying visiting […]

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September 14, 2021

Nutritech Commissions New South Island Factory

Nutritech are pleased to announce that our new South Island factory has been commissioned in Rolleston, Canterbury. Following the Christchurch earthquake in 2009, the existing equipment in Christchurch city was relocated to a site in Rolleston as the old building was no longer fit for purpose. In the last 8 years there has been significant […]

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