Facial Eczema in Cattle

Facial Eczema in Cattle

Facial Eczema in Cattle  By Bridget Clark – NZG Operational Manger    Facial Eczema (FE) is a disease of the liver caused by a mycotoxin (sporidesmin) found in pastures that affects all ruminants even when they have low exposure to the fungus (Pithomyces...
The Joys of Farming

The Joys of Farming

As I write, we are experiencing what I describe as weather less than ideal for good farming operations. Following droughts in several regions, there have been periods of dry and cold and then extreme rain deluges causing damage to both pastures and infrastructure....
Is The Cost of Grazing Going Up?

Is The Cost of Grazing Going Up?

By Ian Wickham Part 2 – November 2022 How much bang for your buck? In Part 1 of this topic I stated “It all depends on how you measure the cost ” and discussed how the historical relative price of grazing (based on weekly rates) and the price of milksolid payout...
SMASH Field Day held in Taranaki

SMASH Field Day held in Taranaki

At short notice due to a speaker unable to attend, Ian Wickham was invited to speak about WORKING TOGETHER – BUILDING STRONG GRAZIER / OWNER RELATIONSHIPS and we have enclosed a copy of my Handout which summarizes 10 points to consider to achieve a good...

Why do we support mental health initiatives such as: Gumboot Friday and TheRural Support Trust? By Frank Weterman CA At our Staff Conference in March 2020 (just before the COVID shutdowns – so much has happenedsince) we had the privilege of having Marcia Paurini...