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From Waitomo to Whanganui

Mt Ruahepu photo courtesy – Follash – wikimedia.org

I knew I was closer to Australia than I’d been in a long time in Te Kumi, because the burger I ordered for lunch had beetroot and there were lamingtons. 133 more words

New Zealand

Bovine Beauty Queens 

My cows were beauty contestants today! Every few months a classifier from Holstein Canada compares each of my cows to the “perfect” cow.

They use a hand held computer that has all my cow information on it such as her age, her calving date, how many lactations (time between calves) she’s had and previous scores. 236 more words

A Farm Report

I hadn’t been to my friend Cedo’s farm for quite a while, so I was very interested to see how everything was going up there. She told me there are 11 new calves, and there are more on the way. 730 more words


The first year of our DTP is over, and what a year it’s been!

During this year, we’ve completed two rotation projects, taken classes to aid our future research, and attended several conferences. The SWBio conferences have been brilliant, getting everyone from all five institutions in the same place, and letting us learn about each other’s research. 682 more words


Did you know?

Did you know?

Did you know, cows have a single stomach, but four different digestive compartments. The four compartments consist of the following:

  • Rumen is the largest compartment, and it contains billions of bacteria, protozoa, molds, and yeasts.
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Beef Cattle

Summer Hoof Care for Cows

By Dale Baker & Chip Hendrickson
AgroChem Hoof Care Technical Experts

As the business of summer takes over your schedule, your herd’s hoof care may take a backseat to everything else going on. 199 more words

Digital Dermatitis