Partnership to advance dairy farming
Waikato veterinary group Anexa/ Animal Health Centre is working with DairyNZ to improve dairy farm businesses through the development of an advisory service business model for vet clinics.
In the August issue of Inside Dairy, the company said that vets’ understanding of animal health and performance made them ideal to work alongside farmers and farm staff throughout DairyNZ programmes targeting reproduction, mastitis or lameness improvements.
Anexa/ Animal Health Centre already has a number of advisory vets with Andy Collier and Katrina Roberts full-time and many other vets combining clinical work with advisory work.
The centre has vets trained as In Calf advisers, Health Hoof advisers and Advanced Mastitis accredited providers.
‘‘ This pilot partnership with DairyNZ will enable us to further develop our resources in this area with the goal remaining to be an effective valuable advisor to all clients,’’ chief executive Terry Youngman said.
‘‘Our dairy clients can benefit hugely from this improved service,’’ he said.