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NZ butter lands in the US

The US states Texas and California are being targeted by Lewis Road Creamery for its specialty butter.

 

Going hand-in-hand to sustain good business

Economic and social sustainability must go hand-in-hand with environmental sustainability, says the only farmer member of the recently named Fonterra sustainability advisory panel.

$50m dryer for sheep milk

A new milk spray dryer to be built next year in Hamilton will help New Zealand’s advance in infant formula and specialty ingredients, say its investors.

World

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit…

 

Opinion

Asia next dairy goldmine

OPINION: Asia is the ‘hot zone’ for dairy and will be the next dairy goldmine, especially the markets in China,…

 

One year down the track

Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity, Damien O’Connor explains what's been done this year in government. 

Agribusiness

 

Velvet prospects looking sound

Prospects for the velvet market during the 2018-19 season are expected to be reasonably stable, says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ).

Apprenticeship draws a crowd

One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in…

Management

Tankers, stirrers on show

CB Norwood Distributors will be at the Effluent Expo (November 27, 28) with its Pichon slurry tankers and pond stirrers.

 

Uproar over Mackenzie Country irrigation consent

A controversial dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Country is now allowed to irrigate, even as Environment Canterbury warns that such intensive farming in the area would not now get approval.

Farm Health

Copper deficiency’s link to lameness

Every mating season, veterinarians are called to fresh calved heifers presenting with unexplained severe forelimb lameness. This could be down to copper deficiency. 

Genetics the key to more milk

The ability of dairy cows to use feed to produce higher quantities of milk is a genetics issue, says the world’s largest dairy farmer cooperative.

Machinery & Products

Solar an answer

Getting mains power to remote stock troughs can run to $80,000 a kilometre, says solar power specialist Alastair Frizzell, of Frizzell Agricultural Electronics, of Kirwee, Canterbury.

 

Can’t buy it? 3-D print it

British company BuyAnyPart has launched a service manufacturing rare or obsolete parts using 3-D printing technology. 

John Deere building on zero-turn range

John Deere has introduced the new diesel Z994R Commercial ZTrak zero-turn mower, said to offer more performance and efficiency, and available in New Zealand from early 2019.

Motoring

Golden eagle soars

The Jeep legend was born in WWII but it came of age in the 1970s with a Golden Eagle version…

Touring around in comfort

Okay Holden, you’re not fooling anyone with your raised ride height and plastic wheel arches; the Calais-V Tourer is no…

Forester comes out of the woods

Given that the Subaru Forester virtually started the trend to SUVs years ago, the New Zealand motoring public’s assigning to…

 

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The Hound

New career?

The Hound reckons former agriculture minister and speaker of the House David Carter is heeding calls for him to get…

One law for all?

The Hound would like to know why Greenpeace activists who break the law never get punished.

 
 

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