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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.

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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September 14, 2021

Making high performance cereal silage

Cereals provide tremendous flexibility for silage makers – they can be sown in autumn or spring and can be harvested at a range of growth stages from boot stage (before seed head emergence) to ‘cheesy dough’ stage (when the cereal grain has the consistency of soft cheese). Cereals have the potential to be ensiled into […]

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July 6, 2021

Plan now for the springer period

Some of the most significant opportunities to increase production efficiency and reproductive health come from supporting dairy cows as they transition from late pregnancy to early lactation. While many traditional systems have a hands-off approach to the transition period, it is now considered one of the most critical times of the year, with as much […]

Beef
July 5, 2021

On Farm Success for Alister & Steph Paul.

Nutritech Area manager Steph Paul and her husband Alister Paul who manages “Marydale” (the beef fattening unit for Beaumont Station) receives the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Beef supplier award for the Lower South Island. Congratulations you guys – P.S you both scrub up well!

NutriNews
July 5, 2021

Biotin and its role in improving hoof health.

Biotin (Vitamin H or B7) is an essential water-soluble vitamin. It is naturally present in some feeds and can be synthesised by rumen microbes.  Usually, ruminal biotin synthesis supplies sufficient biotin for biological functions, however, diets containing high quantities of grain may reduce the natural synthesis of Biotin by the rumen. Biotin for hoof hardness. […]

Beef, Calf, Dairy
July 5, 2021

Lameness – one of the top three health issues on the farm

Lameness is now widely considered one of the top three health issues on the farm, costing the industry millions of dollars every year.  To give our team a greater insight into some of the causes of lameness, we invited Fred Hoekstra to deliver a presentation on lameness at our recent National conference.  Our team found […]

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