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PRACTICAL ADVICE

We are frequently asked by publications to help provide insight into essential and prevalent issues. These include animal nutrition features written by our technical specialists. Practical advice that works made available to you. Sit back and have a read.

June 13, 2022

Innovative Transition Management

An innovative approach to transition management proves just the trick to restoring freshly-calved cows to full health and production, says Canterbury farmer Kieran McDonald. Kieran McDonald, who contract milks for Peter and Kirsty Schouten on one of their high producing herds in Eyrewell, Canterbury and has been using NutriMin®Springer Cow Balancer in his herd for […]

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June 13, 2022

Which are the best silages for dry cows?

There are three aspects of silage quality to consider when selecting silages for dry cows – nutritional quality, fermentation quality, and hygienic quality Nutritional quality The three key nutritional parameters are energy, protein, and fibre. While generally the higher the energy and protein the better for milking cows, this isn’t necessarily so for dry cows. […]

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June 13, 2022

Levucell® live yeasts from Lallemand – a proven success story

Lallemand Inc. is a global manufacturer and distributor of yeasts and bacterial products for both human and animal nutrition with more than 2,500 yeast strains in their collection. In fact, if you drink wine in NZ there is a 50% chance you have consumed a wine made using a Lallemand specific yeast strain. The Lallemand […]

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June 13, 2022

Make Nutrition Easy with Trace Elements Plus Rumensin™

Nutritech is the exclusive distributor for Rumensin™ in New Zealand, with the well- known Rumensin™ Trough Treatment, Millmix™, Technical widely available through all reputable resellers. Rumensin™ (monensin sodium) is one of the most researched feed additives in the market – it has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, as well as studies from Massey University (NZ) […]

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February 23, 2022

New forage inoculant proving its worth

After 10 years in the making, New Zealand farmers and contractors have finally had the opportunity to try new bacterial forage inoculant technology. Feedback on the new L. 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. […]

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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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