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The busy calving season is in full swing at Mark and Debbie Van Beek's dairy farm near Hokitika on the West Coast. The 50/50 sharemilkers, who run 500 cows, were finalists for in this year's Ahuwhenua… Audio
Calving's an incredibly busy time on farm but Carol Stiles manages to sneak a few minutes with vet Steve Harkness while he's working on a 1,000-cow Waikato farm. Audio
Cows are still recovering on Carol and Kay O'Donaghue's Waikato farm following the worst season for facial eczema they have ever seen. Audio
Welcome rain has been falling in coastal Wairarapa and crops are going in in Canterbury. Audio
Some winter calves are dropping earlier than expected - and it might be down to the sperm, Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says.
Andrew and Michelle McPherson are 50:50 sharemilkers with 540 cows on a farm south of Hamilton, at Paterangi. Calving is one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. The first in a… Audio
It's been very dry in Manawatu and Horowhenua, while lambing and calving's in full swing in the South where it's been warm and dry. Audio