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 independent and qualified nutritionist, Dr Julian Waters. Practical advice that works made available to you. Sit back and have a read.

July 7, 2020

The Scientists Corner: Rumen epithelium inflammation in transition

The transition around calving is a critical time for the dairy cow with major dietary, metabolic, and physiological changes. In particular, the transition from a high-fiber to a high carbohydrate diet (or vice versa in the case of cows wintered on fodder beet) represents important challenges for rumen microbiota and, thus, rumen health with a [...]
Dairy
July 7, 2020

On Farm Field Days: Making the most of on farm feeds

Nutritech hosted a series of local field days to help drought-stricken farmers make the most of their on-farm feeds. Consulting nutritionist and silage specialist Trish Lewis, East Coast Area Manager Christian Muller and Waikato/BOP Area Manager Stu Lister hosted a series of informative silage field days for farmers in their area. Trish Lewis talking to [...]
Forage
July 7, 2020

Attention to Detail and Observation key to Profitable Calf Rearing

Nutritech Area Managers were delighted to have the opportunity to listen to Karen Fraser (formerly of Rakaia Island) and now NRM’s Calf & Nutrition Specialist give her opinions on practical calf rearing during the lockdown. Here are some of her take home tips: Good calf rearing starts with mum, at mating, then dry off and [...]
Calf
July 7, 2020

Nutritech and Dunstan Nutrition – A Natural Collaboration

With both brands being synonymous with quality, a collaboration between the two companies was a natural fit in the premium equine space. Martin Blampied from Dunstan Nutrition says “through our partnership with Nutritech we can produce the best feeds for the health and well-being of every New Zealand horse from foals to yearlings, racehorses through [...]
Equine, Forage, Miscellaneous
October 15, 2017

In a Pickle with High Acetic Acid Silages

The goal of ensiling a forage crop is to conserve as much as possible of the nutrient and dry matter (DM) content in the crop at the time of harvest. Lallemand Animal Nutrition specialists say the ensiling process is actually quite simple: Chopped forage is packed in a pit to exclude the air, lactic acid [...]
September 8, 2017

Nutritional Impacts of the Wet Weather

As we navigate another period of wet weather, there are some key points which we must keep in mind as we head into the new season. When grass gets covered in soil and dirt it leaves deposits of Ash and specific metals which can cause problems. Any pastures that have flooded or had lying water, [...]
August 24, 2017

Nutritech Performance Awards 2015/16 season

The Nutritech Performance Awards were presented at the HFNZ Awards on Tuesday 20 June 2017 during the Annual Conference week in Otago. Adam Clay, Nutritech's Ruminant and Forage Technical Services Manager attended the event to present the awards. Prizes are awarded to the herd owners with the highest $ earning herd average based on the Fonterra [...]
August 1, 2017

Calf Rearing Basics

Giving your calves a great start in life has its rewards – healthy animals mean better returns. This Nutritech calving guide provides some coaching on how to create the optimum environment and conditions to enable your calves to flourish. Shelter Calves should be sheltered indoors for at least three to four weeks after birth. A [...]
July 14, 2017

Management and Technical Team Update

Nutritech is proud to announce that Nadine Huitema will be joining Nutritech International on the 6th September 2017 as a Ruminant Nutritionist and Forage Support person based in Taupo. Nadine grew up on a dairy farm just south of Cambridge. She studied at the University of Waikato where in 2011 she graduated with a Bachelor [...]