Posted 21 December 2023
Zeolite has been around for millions of years. StockRock has been trusted by New Zealand farmers for a few years as well, but in recent times with crazy weather patterns Zeolite has proven itself above the rest.
Posted 25 October 2023
Seaweed has been used in cultures around the world for centuries for human health benefits, agriculture, and more recently to improve the health, vitality and resilience of farmed animals. Universities in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland have all conducted research into the benefits of seaweed for the farming sectors, and as more insights are provided there are sure to be more products and supplements available to farmers.
Posted 28 August 2023
Aside from all the other pressures on Kiwi dairy farmers today, an increasing challenge is the impact of weather on their operations. In recent years one of the most significant weather-related factors is heavy rain, and its effects on farm race surfaces are often underestimated.
Posted 29 July 2022
Lameness in dairy cows is a huge financial, logistical and emotional stress on dairy farmers in New Zealand and worldwide. Not only is there lost milk production, but also vet and treatment costs along with the extra time and effort in caring for distressed animals.
Posted 2 July 2021
The StockRock team had a blast at this year's Fieldays with hundreds of people coming through to see us and meet our new Sales Manager Sean Hogan.
It's always good to hear from existing customers about how well their StockRock races are working, and more importantly it's great to chat to farmers about their issues and concerns so we gain a better understanding of their needs.
Posted 18 May 2021
The StockRock team, and the greater Blue Pacific Minerals family are pleased to welcome Sean Hogan as the new StockRock Sales Manager.
Posted 9 March 2021
March is the perfect month to start planning improvements to your farm races. The weather is still relatively dry and with luck you have time to take a breath, assess, and make some of those important decisions for future productivity and maintenance.
Posted 27 May 2020
Much to the relief of many business owners, including most of rural New Zealand, the Government announced the move from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 May.
This allowed time before Gypsy Day when the dairy farming community sees major movements of stock, farm workers and contract/share milkers. At Level 2 inter-regional travel is allowed, which is great as it means no extra paperwork or admin to gain permission for those people and stock moving longer distances around NZ.
Posted 17 December 2019
2019 has come and nearly gone, and our dairy farming clients have faced another year of challenges with innovation, positivity and resilience. We value the relationships we have with individual farmers, and the fact that we can genuinely help one small part of their business by reducing lameness in the herd.
Posted 18 March 2019
Feel free to take up my offer to come and give you a free quote and advice on your farm.