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By: Agrinetworks  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Sheep

  • Rebranding to StockCARE® 
  • StockCARE® farms buck National trend and maintain lambing performance.
  • Latest on drenching ewes around lambing time.
  • Tips to make the most of a strong lamb market this season.
  • Where to from here - an update on our progress with Farm Quality Group strategy.
  • The power of a brand - an example of the silver lining that has arisen from an unlikely event.
  • Weight loss in sale lambs
  • Some thoughts on soil carbon and other things.
  • Family businesses are not always as fun as they could be. Here are some good ideas to minimise the risk of things going wrong.
  • More research to support the basic rules for hogget mating.
  • Most pastures will now be going to seed but you can't easily see it.
  • What's lamb going to be worth this year? Who knows apart from much less than last year. Time to review budgets.
  • Is the Brix test the way to measure pasture?
  • Sheep for Profit® farm a winner of 2009 Ahuwhenua Trophy.
  • The cost of reduced fertiliser spend.
  • What should we do with wet-dry ewes?
  • Nitrate inhibitors on hill country sheep and beef properties.
  • Snippets from Poukawa Seminar 2009
  • Cash crop contracts.
  • The latest on feeding working dogs.
  • Sheep for Profit® farms are winners!
  • Selling lambs better - a new initiative getting value from Sheep for Profit®.
  • Is working harder better than working smarter?
  • The Optimum Beef Cow - does she exist and how should she perform?
  • The taste debate with meat from ram lambs - is there science behind why meat processors prefer non-entire lambs?
  • Positive outlook for processed lamb - but are all the other ducks lined up?
  • Who said sheep are stupid? - a novel feature about our underestimated sheep
  • Mating Performance comparison of Sheep for Profit® farms to last year
  • Value of sale lambs - understanding how liveweight and yield affect the value of processed lambs.
  • Rectal prolapse in sheep - tail length is a significant factor!
  • The real science behind the nutrition effects on reproduction in farm animals.
  • More tips on employment issues.
  • The short term challenge of getting through this year continues. But there are some very exciting longer term opportunities & challenges
  • Employment on sheep & beef farms continues to be an issue - both getting good people and keeping them!
  • Gavin Milne, Agricom gives us an overview of how we can get a balance between a good summer Brassica crop and the risk of nitrate toxicity.
  • Conference
  • Data Entry
  • Success story in a drought: a neat example of getting in and using farm based information to help make early and effective decisions
  • Comments: Global warming - real or not? / The mega merger - is it on?
  • Managing drought
  • Facial eczema
  • Marketing lambs - big changes required but who drives the change?
  • Refugia is the buzz word but takes it slowly?
  • Productivity is another buzz word, but what does it mean?
  • Spring surplus - it may still happen!
  • A reminder why early lambs are worth more - they aren't easy to produce!
  • The future of sheep & beef farming - perspectives from Rabobank & a recent Primary Resources Forum.
  • A reminder the rain has ended the dry but not necessarily the problem!
  • Should I use nitrogen - an update from Ballance-agrinutrients.
  • Sheep for Profit® reports have been under review with some new changes.
  • The beef cow can be profitable as long as we manage her effectively.
  • Sales lambs - PPCS signals are for low prices again so plan now for smart decisions.
  • A case study on short and long term risk management strategies on the East Coast
  • Will nitrogen provide a return on investment this year?  
  • The Challenge
  • Case study - Doing it smarter
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Case Study - How do we measure rising costs?
  • Growing better brassica crops
  • New Advisors.
  • Sale lamb reports.
  • Sale lamb - doing it smarter.
  • Increased productivity - how far do we go?
  • Pasture quality and pre weaning growth rates.
  • Beef cow performance - new data collection form
  • To shear or not to shear
  • A Sheep for Profit® review of recent information regarding drench resistance.
  • Profit is an opinion, cash is a fact!
  • Sheep for Profit Advisors - a growing network.
  • Downturns may be good time to refocus
  • Fertiliser issues - can be managed with knowledge.
  • Staff retention - affects us all as employers. Some ideas from the corporate world.
  • Ewe wastage - time to identify early risk factors and do some planning.
  • Hogget selection policies - a case study.
  • Hogget Mating - some points of view from Murray Rohloff
  • New Lambing performance reports coming
  • Ewe wastage - often under-valued as an opportunity and a major issue for some last spring.

Keywords: Sheep

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Otago Peninsula is better known for its wildlife than pastoral farming, but limited opportunties for expansion have not stopped Brendon & Paula Cross from growing their sheep farming operation three-fold in less than a decade. This was the message from Paul Newton, a farmer committee member speaking at the Marlborough Beef + Lamb New Zealand Monitor Farm day.