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Integration of crop and dairy farms
(New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM), 2014-06)
In this article we report on case study investigations in 2012 of seven farm businesses in mid-Canterbury. These are part of a further evolution within some of the region’s dairy industry towards the integration of crop ...
Stocking rate and dairy production in New Zealand: An analysis of the UQR model with fixed effects
This paper analyzes the effects of stocking rate on dairy production, using New Zealand dairy farm business data for the period 2005-2014. Unlike previous studies that assume a homogenous relationship between stocking rate ...
Urine volume of non-lactating dairy cows in late gestation fed forage based diets in winter
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2016)
Quantitative information on urine volume of dairy cows fed winter forages is required to accurately evaluate nitrate leaching risks on these diets. Thirty-two Friesian x Jersey non-lactating, pregnant dairy cows were fed ...
Perceived importance of areas of future research: results from a survey of sheep farmers
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2015)
New Zealand sheep farmers were surveyed and invited to rank the importance of research areas with a score of 1 being not important and 4 being very important. Mean scores (95% CI) were greatest for lamb survival, 3.47 ...
Identification of novel nucleotide sequence variations in an extended region of the bovine leptin gene (LEP) across a variety of cattle breeds from New Zealand and Nigeria
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), 2020-07-22)
Leptin is mainly secreted by white adipose tissue in animals. Leptin acts by stimulating or inhibiting the release of a neurotransmitter, which eventually results in a decrease in food/feed intake and an increase in energy ...
The carbon footprint of energy consumption in pastoral and barn dairy farming systems: A case study from Canterbury, New Zealand
Dairy farming is constantly evolving to more intensive systems of management, which involve more consumption of energy inputs. The consumption of these energy inputs in dairy farming contributes to climate change both with ...