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Feds stalwart to step down

Outspoken Federated Farmers leader Chris Lewis is stepping down from the farmer lobby after 17 years of service.

World

Arla invests in solar power

European dairy giant Arla Foods will be using solar energy to meet one-third of its electricity consumption within two years.

Opinion

Death and taxes the only answer!

OPINION: In the past several months, three separate articles have appeared purporting to explain the current situation in New Zealand…

Editorial: A sick joke!

OPINION: When the Covid pandemic broke out over two years ago, Jacinda Ardern waxed lyrical about the importance of the…

Years of methane chicanery

OPINION: The passage of time has taught me that most people have been so bombarded with climate change stories and…

Agribusiness

Helping feed the needy

New Zealand generated 571,000 tonnes of food waste annually - including residential and commercial food waste.

Demand remains strong

Dairy Farmgate milk prices have followed commodity prices higher worldwide, with some potential upside in some regions.

Management

Talking about things a must

Farmers in New Zealand have to be prepared for anything – from the ever-changing weather to issues with stock, crops and machinery.  

Turning theory into practicality

Kirstin Deuss believes the findings of her research work into soil drainage in Southland will have benefits for other parts of New Zealand as well.

Passion for NZ sheep farming

When Brazilian Dayanne Almeida chose to move to New Zealand, it was our sheep farming expertise that attracted her.

Farm Health

'Pig' of a new welfare code

NZ's pig farming sector believes if a new draft welfare code for pigs is adopted it could spell the end of the country's pork industry.

Discovery Project keeps on giving

A joint venture between Holstein Friesian NZ and LIC is going strong 18 years after it was established with another six Holstein Friesian bulls being accepted into the LIC Sire Proving Scheme for the 2022-23 season.

Hogget lambs - keep or quit?

Should twins born to ewe hoggets and grown out to heavy weights be retained as replacements and mated as ewe lambs?

Combined voice

The two associations representing NZ's crop protection and animal health industries will merge this month.

Machinery & Products

A new approach to apprenticeships

By taking a new approach to its apprenticeship programme, agricultural equipment supplier Norwood says it is ensuring farmers’ machinery will be supported in the future, while also bringing a wider range of people into the industry.

Buck-Rake does the job

With many self-propelled forage harvester manufacturers offering machines hitting 1000hp, the bottleneck in any harvesting system is always likely to be at the clamp.

Pigtail standards made to last

Feedback from farmers highlighted frustration at the time and cost involved in frequently replacing failed pigtail posts.

Motoring

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

A price saving proposition

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate –…

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The Hound

Say what?

OPINION: This old mutt almost choked while chewing his bone when he happened upon the latest politically-correct advice that’s been…

Why bother?

OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s recently applied for membership with Ashburton-based farm supply co-operative Ruralco.

Milking It

Caught in space

California cow burps are now officially detectable from space.

Load of bull!

OPINION: Greenpeace boss and former Green Party leader Russell Norman claims there are about ten million beef and dairy cattle…

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