Search Results

Enter keywords to search blog posts, pages and more.

June 5, 2019
The dry period is the time where we give our cows time to recharge. They gain condition, the udder gets a break and their feet recover through less walking and less exposure to hard surfaces. As most farmers know, mature cows need to calve in body condition score (BCS) 5 and first and second calvers […]
September 26, 2019
Let’s do the sums. We all know that the target 3-week submission rate is 90%. To achieve target 3 and 6 week in-calf rates (54% and 78% respectively), this submission rate is not negotiable. Herds that achieve these in-calf targets are all achieving a 3-week submission rate of 90%. That said, the national average for […]
September 4, 2019
I can hear you say “Why would I want to waste my time painting the herd five weeks before mating start date (MSD) when I don’t want to use hormonal intervention?”. But just because you can’t see the non-cyclers doesn’t mean you don’t have any, and doesn’t mean they will all disappear. Having a large […]
February 7, 2020
It’s time to start thinking about booking your Milk Quality Consult. We are rolling out our great new user friendly online Milk Quality Consult (MQC) platform that is designed to facilitate the process to ensure we are asking you the right questions – we want to do everything we can to help you make the […]
July 31, 2023
Join us in celebrating the 100-year Farmers’ Vet Club milestone in the Hauraki Plains and for a special Repro get-together. Dr Scott McDougall will share his tips to prepare you for a successful repro season. Then we will celebrate the history and achievements of the Hauraki Farmers Vet Club over the past century. Listen to […]
May 5, 2021
A classroom-style seminar held on-farm. Attending this seminar you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of farming and animal health, handle tools and equipment. Presented by Hanneke Officer and Emma Franklin, Anexa Vets. To register your interest, please fill out the form below.
May 5, 2021
This practical, hands-on workshop is made up of a series of modules. The workshop has been designed for small groups with lots of opportunity for practical learning on-farm. Your choice of day The workshop is available to book on your farm weekdays from 7th June, bookings are essential Time: 1 hour per module. Flexible time […]
March 1, 2021
At this time of the year many animals are bolused with Zinc bullets so we thought we’d share some tips to make the job easier. In cattle, a headbail will make things safer and prevent the head from swinging around. Preloading the gun before getting to the animal is essential, you don’t want to have […]
December 4, 2018
As this gorgeous Spring rolls into Summer, we’re all hoping for the right blend of warmth and wet to allow this kind season to continue. However, it’s exactly those warm and wet conditions that can make for a challenging facial eczema season. The fungal spores that cause facial eczema can produce another generation of spores […]
December 5, 2019
Ready… Hopefully you’re all organised and have your herd scanning booked with Anexa. If you haven’t then make sure you phone us to book it in, before you finish this article as almost every farmer reading this wants their scanning done in the same week! Visit  or phone 0800 284 3838. Steady… Do you […]
October 7, 2021
Wayne Berry, David Firth and Neil McLean completed their term rotation in the Board for this year’s election. Wayne Berry and David Firth stood for re-election, and Neil McLean chose to retire from the Board at the completion of this term. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Neil for his service to […]
June 13, 2024
Kick off your Veterinary Career with Anexa Vets in 2025 Senior Vet Mentorship, full graduate support, and guidance from our fun, driven, experienced and dedicated vet team. Join Anexa Vet Services in 2025 to kickstart your vet career and craft your own path to help shape the future of Animal Care. Our Graduate Programme gives […]

Share This