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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.

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. […]

Beef, Dairy
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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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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