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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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September 14, 2021

Silage Success for Matapiro Station

Silage quality is critical for livestock performance, and that is particularly true for Matapiro Station, a drystock farm situated just west of Hastings. Matapiro Station is primarily an Angus breeding property, with 1500 cows producing approximately 700 steers. These steers enter into a feedlot as R1s in June and are raised on lucerne silage and […]

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September 14, 2021

Making high performance cereal silage

Cereals provide tremendous flexibility for silage makers – they can be sown in autumn or spring and can be harvested at a range of growth stages from boot stage (before seed head emergence) to ‘cheesy dough’ stage (when the cereal grain has the consistency of soft cheese). Cereals have the potential to be ensiled into […]

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