In the Media

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.

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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December 1, 2021

New technologies improve silage quality

New Zealand farm businesses can significantly reduce silage spoilage and retain more nutrients in their forage thanks to improvements in silage preservation technologies. At a time when feed costs are rising, it is now more important than ever to reduce the impact of silage losses to retain valuable, locally grown feed. What are silage losses? […]

Beef, Calf, Dairy, Miscellaneous
November 30, 2021

Should we stress about heat stress?

A large US study found that severe heat stress (above 25°C) can cause significant financial losses across all species (St Pierre et al., 2003). An estimated 80% of these losses were associated with loss of productivity and 20% with health issues. In ruminants many of those losses were due to rumen acidosis problems and related […]

Beef, Calf, Dairy
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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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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