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New dairy technology in 2019

While the most obvious signs of change might be thinner phones, electric cars and faster internet, the advances we’re seeing in technology are also being applied to the dairy industry. Here’s a look at a few ways farmers are already using new technology to make their lives’ easier – both here and abroad.

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How you can improve milking on your dairy farm

Many farmers will admit that they love the work they do but making the most of every day usually means starting at around 4am, and often finishing early evening. Whether it’s a simple change in technique or the adoption of new equipment, here are some efficiency-improving ideas worth considering.

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What are you doing to be sustainable?

Over the last few years, the farming sector has increasingly come under pressure to become a more sustainable industry. However, there are ways that farmers can go above and beyond what’s required. Let’s take a look at a few different options that can assist in key areas.

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Getting your dairy farm ready for spring

With calving season well underway, spring is the busiest and sometimes most stressful time of the year on dairy farms. Here are some useful tips for getting your farm ready for spring.

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5 tips for dairy farm management

If you’re interested in getting involved in the dairy industry or if you’re currently working on a farm and thinking about where you’d like to be in a few years, here are a few things to consider.

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The great debate - is once or twice a day milking best?

Once-a-day milking has become a hot topic this year and some farmers are switching full time. Full season or strategic, once-a-day has both pros and cons. Check them out here.

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Compost barn tour

Calder Stewart staff recently hosted a compost barn tour, taking with us seven interested dairy farmers and a consultant, visiting two successfully managed composting barns, one in the Waikato and the other in the Manawatu. Check out more about the trip here.

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