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.

May 28, 2021

Rumensin™ – a story of evolution and innovation

The active ingredient in Rumensin™ (monensin sodium) was first discovered in 1967, but it wasn’t until 1975, that it first gained FDA-approval for use as a feed ingredient to helped improve feed efficiency. Further research to it’s mode of action lead to Rumensin being approved to help prevent and control coccidiosis. Since its introduction Rumensin™ […]

Beef, Calf, Dairy
March 1, 2021

New forage inoculant bacteria brings big benefits

After ten years in the making, Nutritech is proud to launch a new silage inoculant technology that significantly improves both the quality and aerobic stability of maize, wholecrop and other silages that are prone to heating. Using MAGNIVA®Platinum it is safe to open stacks at 2 weeks rather than waiting 6 weeks for any inoculant […]

Forage, Publications
December 1, 2020

Effective facial eczema prevention

Facial eczema is caused by a toxin, sporidesmin, which cows eat when grazing pastures high in fungal spores. Trials conducted at AgResearch by Dr Neale Towers calculated the effect of low doses of sporidesmin on milk yield. Over a three week period, production across the herd had dropped by as much as 25%. For a […]

Dairy, Publications
November 1, 2020

Nutrition support for cows during heat stress conditions

Heat stress can significantly impact cow health and production. It can lead to reduced feed intake, rumination, rumen function, milk yield and milk fat and protein levels, and increased respiration rate and risk of acidosis. While many of us are aware of practical solutions for heat stress (such as providing shade, increasing access to water […]

Dairy, Publications
October 22, 2020

Why does grass silage need inoculant?  

Last season was a challenging season for many, with very wet conditions in some areas and extremely dry conditions in others. Grass silage demand soared, and in most cases there was not enough feed to go around. Now that we have an opportunity to replenish our supply of grass silage, it is a good time […]

Forage
October 22, 2020

HSR Maize Cultivars

HSR maize hybrids have been sold in New Zealand for 10 years and in Australia for over 40 years. Standing for Hybrid Seed Research and owned by three innovative Australian and New Zealand farmers. HSR has breeding and research partners around the world that provide access to the most innovative and unique maize genetics available […]

Maize Seed, Publications
October 22, 2020

Managing Air and Heating for Quality Silage 

Silage quality is made up of not just the nutritional quality of the crop when it is cut, but also the fermentation and hygienic quality. Managing air is a critical step in reducing damage and losses in silage caused by these ‘bad bugs’ or spoilage organisms that thrive on air. Getting rid of the air […]

Forage, Publications
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