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Stalosan

4 steps to a naturally healthy rearing environment

Use Stalosan F in conjunction with a strong liquid disinfectant for a total hygiene solution. For shed preparation: 1. Clear pens of old bedding material 2. Spray with a strong liquid disinfectant to kill bacteriaTake care to spray rails, gates and vertical walls. 3. Cover the floor with a layer of Stalosan F (100g/m²). The […]

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Are you using the best milk replacer?

“Successful calf rearing depends on many factors, especially good nutrition” says Dr Bas Schouten, one of New Zealand’s renowned experts on animal rearing. “Our aim is to meet the energy requirements of our animals while they are totally reliant on milk. “At the same time, we want to encourage the early intake of concentrates and […]

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Milkiwean for piglets, there’s nothing better

Young piglets scrambling to feed on Milkiwean Yoghurt being distributed by farm worker Marlo Pig farmers Pieter Bloem and third generation Gavin and Nicole are firm advocates for Milkiwean Yoghurt, having noted significant improvements in piglet performance and even sow condition since introducing it 3 years ago. In their opinion, there’s no better product for […]

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Why don’t we manufacture Sprayfo milk replacers in New Zealand?

Several customers, mostly lamb rearers have asked us “Why can’t you make Sprayfo here? Wouldn’t that solve the supply issues?” The fact is we have investigated manufacturing Sprayfo milk replacers in New Zealand as this would reduce lead times considerably. Unfortunately, it can’t be done. Why? The chief reason is that Sprayfo is a whey […]

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New addition to the AgriVantage team

AgriVantage is pleased to introduce Rearing Specialist Cheryl Farrar, the newest member of our team providing technical and sales support to South Island farmers. A former dairy farmer and calf rearer with several years’ experience in multiple farm service businesses, she has a great understanding of the challenges and objectives on farms all-round the South […]

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Sprayfo lambs gain up to 600g daily

Lamb rearers Luke and Rebecca Mahoney were sold on Sprayfo Primo Lamb after just one season, based on the performance of the lambs and the support they received from AgriVantage in achieving their rearing objectives. Based on a 1,200 acre block in Pahiatua, the Mahoney’s have been large-scale calf rearers for some time. 2017 was […]

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CMR vs Whole Milk

Have you done the math?

For many dairy farmers, it makes sense to feed calves on whole milk. And why not? It’s freely available and produced in house. But, with an increased payout forecast, feeding calves whole milk could be costing you more than you realise. Feeding a quality whey calf milk replacer is not only cheaper, it’s proven to […]

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Spring Sheep Milk Co confident that Sprayfo “delivers optimal nutritional value”

AgriVantage’s Warren Tanner discusses lamb rearing protocols with Spring Sheep Milk Co Farm Manager John Ryrie and Rearing Manager Jane Egan at the Monavale Pilot Farm in Cambridge. Key to Spring Sheep Milk Co’s overall operation is maximising the production of each individual animal to produce enough high-quality product for their markets. Their approach is […]

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Lamb rearing

Lamb rearing made viable

Feeding Sprayfo Primo Lamb whey-based milk replacer in an adlib feeding system has been a break-through for rearing orphan lambs, according to Sheep Farmer Peter Black, who up until three years ago was frustrated at lamb mortality from abomasal bloat. “Losses from abomasal bloat, which can take some of the best lambs after a lot […]

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