The desire for a new challenge drove New Zealand dairy farmers Shane and Eileen Walker to switch to once-a-day milking. The reward has been improved cow fertility and reduced lameness, as well as delivering a better work-life balance. The couple, who milk 770 cross-bred cows at Pinnacle Farming Company, Gore, initially dabbled in once-a-day milking during the first three weeks of spring calving to alleviate pressure on labour. While successful, it wasn’t until 2013-14 that they fully transitioned from twice-daily […]