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The two most common metabolic diseases in New Zealand are milk fever and ketosis, with hepatic lepidosis expected to become more common as farm livestock are fed increasing amounts of supplements.

Hypocalcaemia (lowered blood calcium)

Animals affected: cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, camelids

Risk factors: high or low body condition score, bad weather (w’et and/or frosty), sudden change in feed type, sudden feed restrictions

Symptoms in cattle: excitement agitation, muscle spasms, staggers, eventually unable to stand, often sit with their head ‘kinked’ around at right angles, back towards their bellies, dry muzzle, cold legs, ears, constipation, drowsiness Symptoms in sheep: staggers,



Ticks will be popping up in warmer areas of NZ as the temperatures rise.

There are several species of native tick but the one that we see on livestock is the bush tick or cattle tick. You’ll usually only see them once they’re almost ready to fall off your animal when fully engorged with blood (it takes 5-7 days to reach this size) as they tend to like warm areas on animals such as the face, ears, the ‘armpit’ and between the back legs.

You can now use the very handy ‘Tick Twister’ to easily remove them ( — make



Continued their previous conversation about the beef cattle breeds, today acquaint readers with the pearl of the French selection — Charolais and Simmental widespread.

Bred in France more than 200 years ago on the basis of the local livestock breeding at which you may have applied «cast-blood» Simmental and Shorthorn breeds white.

In the past, animals Charolais breed was used not only for meat and milk, but also as a working cattle. In connection with this selection led by meat efficiency and simplicity to the conditions of detention. In addition, representatives from the Charolais breed was required to obtain,

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Central FD demonstrates high rates of production of livestock and poultry

Central Federal District shows the highest rates of livestock and poultry for slaughter — in the agricultural districts of the concentrated 42% of the total production by Russian enterprises in this category. In total, from January to April was sent to the slaughter of 1 million 087 thousand tons of livestock and poultry in live weight, the year the figure rose to 19.4%.

Production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight in the agricultural section of the Central Federal District in the region in January-April 2012, 2013, thousand tons

Belgorod region is the clear leader

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Farmers play an important role in Russian agriculture


In 2011, the increase in production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in the country (farmer) economy (KFH), Russia is expected to reach 11%, milk — 3%, eggs — 2.5%. The number of cattle increased by 17%, including cows — by 20%, sheep and goats — by 6% and poultry — 25%. Over the last 2 years in the number of cattle farms in this category will increase by 370 thousand animals, including cows — by 230 thousand. This was announced at a meeting on the results of the farms in animal husbandry, which is chaired by

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Who is killing animals in Tatarstan?


Creepy crawling rumors in the Republic of Zakamsk zone. Every day they acquired new chilling details. Unknown predators (mutants, monsters, aliens) in the villages attacked livestock.

And cracking down on wildlife in the most barbaric way — strutting their bellies, hollowing out the inside and drinking blood. Monsters dubbed El Chupacabra. There are a half-mystical beast in Latin America, destroying livestock, like our devil or the Yeti. But where does the RT? In fact terrible events versed "Newspaper DAILY».

Last massacre occurred in the villages of Chupacabra Shilnebash and Surovka near Naberezhnye Chelny. Here monster

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Made in Russia-4: Agriculture

— See a gopher? — I do not see — And I do not see, and it is! DMB About the village I have no time, wrote in his blog. For example, here and here. And listen to this for that would come through, so to speak.

Now down to business. Apparently, the problem of the village citizens know almost better than the villagers themselves. In my town is crying about the alleged dying village loudest. Why is that? Here's my father all my life living in the village and in the city it does not pull, says,

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Since the beginning of the year in Ukraine built 68 livestock farms for milk production

Another 202 of the complex was reconstructed. This is the director of the Department of Animal Husbandry of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Andrew Getya

"Pre summing up in the livestock of Ukraine in 2012, are pleased to state that the villagers have received direct financial support. Total in 2012 to support animal actually credited with 633.9 million hryvnia. This allowed to fix the tendency of growth of livestock. It is also important to note that in the current year built or rehabilitated 68 202 breeding complex for the production of milk "? Getya

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Since the beginning of 2011 households in rural Altai region created 555 new jobs

This represents 44% of the planned project boundary "100 100" indicators. Only in the region are planning to create one thousand 260 jobs.


In the Altai region as a result of the regional program "100 100" plans to build, reconstruct and modernize at least 100 dairy and 100 beef farms and complexes to 289.2 thousand heads, to increase milk production of 48.6 thousand tons of livestock and poultry — by 29 thousand tons. Marketability produced in the country (farmer) and the smallholdings of milk is expected to increase to 30%, livestock and poultry — up to

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In the Novosibirsk region opened a livestock complex

In Karasuk district of Novosibirsk region opened a modern breeding complex for 400 head.

The new complex is built as part of the construction of the meat and dairy farms. The total cost was 37 million rubles.

The region today is built 27 livestock farms. This year is expected to commission 14 of them.

Help Agriculture: Over the past five years in Russia built 418 new complexes and farms producing milk, modernized and renovated facility in 1371.

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