Dairy Farming

OUR APPROACH

The key to great farm health is your Key Vet Team

We don’t want to know just your animals.  We want to know you, your farm, your ambitions and your vision for the future.  We don’t care for just your animals.  We care for you and for the success of your farm.  This all starts with the KeyVet Team, including your dedicated key vet, who works closely with you to maximise the return from your production animals.  

We've been here for a long time, amongst it all, working alongside you and getting our hands dirty.  You’ll find VetSouth veterinarians out amongst it in all weather, day and night.  And let’s just come straight out with it - dairy is a real passion.  Some of our vets are dairy farmers themselves and we get involved at all levels of the industry.

We’re lucky to have assembled a top team who have different specialities and are leaders in their specific fields.  What does this all mean?  It means we’re equipped with knowledge, experience and resource to help you get the most out of your animals and maximise your returns. 

Further, we take a lead in dairy issues, such as Mycoplasma bovis.  We stay active in the local communities and advocate for dairy farmers at a national level with Government.  Why?  Because we believe in dairy farming and we believe in dairy farmers.  We believe in successful and sustainable farm practices and adding enduring value to farming and food.  We know we can help. 

 

 

OUR PRODUCTS

Speak to your KeyVet about one of our specialist programmes for Dairy Farmers


DRENCH PLUS

DrenchPlus is a VetSouth client service aimed at improving herd productivity while reducing production costs. Endoparasite management is a complex issue. For this reason we developed the DrenchPlus programme with the makers of Genesis, Eclipse, ArrestC, Dectomax, Topline, Niltime LV and Eprinex to provide effective management of endoparasites. These products are proven performers from reputable manufacturers. If you think this may be of benefit to your farm, then talk to us today.

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Keyvet

We don't want to know just your animals. We want to know you, your farm, your ambitions and your vision for the future. We don't care for just your animals. We care for you and for the success of your farm. This all starts with the KeyVet Team, including your dedicated key vet, who works closely with you to maximise the return from your production animals.

Read about the benefits (PDF)

Mastitis control

Mastitis is costly-and it doesn't have to be that way Every 100,000 cells/ml BSCC is above 100,000 there will be a 1-3% decrease in milk production The true cost of every clinical case is $200.

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PRODUCTION PROFILE PLUS

Production Profile Plus is an annual monitoring of trace elements to identify problems before they affect cow condition and performance. Expert advice is given from your veterinarian based on lab results. You will also receive a written report with an explanation of lab results and a guide to supplementation with recommended dose rates of various products. This scheme can also be customised to meet your needs, so talk to us today!

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Innovation & research

A never ending quest for improvement and advancement

Researching animal welfare and pathology is a passion we share, with our work being used by industry bodies such as Dairy NZ, the Sustainable Farming Fund and Beef & Lamb.

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THE BENEFITS

Why VetSouth is a great choice

We're locals


We’ve been in the lower South Island for decades. It’s where we’re from and where we raise our families

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Wide network


We’re plugged into the Veterinary world and our team can call on expertise from all over the world, then deliver it locally.

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Handy clinics


We’re close to you for consults, supplements, supplies...whatever you need. Pop on in or organise a supply drop off to your farm.

FURTHER READING

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