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Job losses worry meat sector

New Zealand's meat processing industry says, while it supports moves away from coal, it has some major concerns about cuts to livestock numbers as proposed in the recent Climate Change Commission’s draft report.

World

No FTA joy

There is widespread praise from both the primary and business sectors for the signing last week of a revamped free…

NZ and China sign FTA upgrade

Trade Ministers for New Zealand and China have signed an upgrade to the free trade agreement between the two countries.

NZ to host virtual APEC

New Zealand will be in the virtual spotlight for the next 12 months as it hosts the APEC (Asia Pacific…

Opinion

Time for UK to 'walk the talk'

OPINION: One of life’s commercial shibboleths is that one should be wary of going into business with close friends because…
 

Tackling climate change

OPINION: Is it time to take a deep breath and stop to consider the whole climate change debate on a…

Editorial: Anxious times

OPINION: The recent Climate Change Commission discussion document has made many farmers anxious.

Agribusiness

Better butter set to boom

Beset by food fads and bad science, butter’s reputation is enjoying a sustained resurgence. Southern Pasture’s new senior vice president…

Management

Major task ahead for NZ farming

New modelling from the Climate Change Commission has outlined a major task ahead for the agribusiness industry in New Zealand.

Securing a future for NZ pastures

Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures.

 

Keep records of vat temperature

Farmers must assess the milk cooling systems on a regular basis to ensure it meets requirements set out by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).

Meeting milk cooling rules

The Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand Code of Practice for the design and operation of Farm Dairies introduced new milk cooling standards over two years ago.

Refrigeration is crucial in milking shed

Refrigeration is a key element in ensuring milk is cooled and stored at the correct temperature and there are a range a range of products and solutions for dairy farms of varying sizes.

Farm Health

Wiltshires in big demand

The demand for Wiltshire sheep is “incredible and unbelievable”, according to the country’s major breeder of the sheep that sheds its wool.

MPI to review heat stress issue

MPI says a significant amount of work is under way this year to update animal welfare codes and provide updated advice to farmers for issues such as heat stress.

A winning formula for good cows

A Waikato dairy farming couple have proven they’re at the top their game, taking out two prestigious titles at New Zealand’s largest cattle showing event.

Case for Jersey genetics has never been stronger

Breeding and genetics are a long-term game and it’s three years from the time we make the choice around which straw or bull to use, until we really know whether it’s been a smart decision. So, it’s understandable that most farmers are thinking ahead when it comes to their breeding.

Machinery & Products

Real handy in all situations

Listening to customers across all sectors of agriculture helps the Handypiece team design and engineer options to make its unit better suited for each application. 

Film binding now available

The Kuhn VBP 3100 series variable chamber baler-wrapper combination can now be equipped with the patented Kuhn Twin-reel film binding system.

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The Hound

Great idea

OPINION: Your old mate has long argued Landcorp’s farming business – Pamu – is a bigger dog than he is.

Unemployable?

OPINION: Your canine crusader shakes his head at the complete lack of practical and real-world knowledge in both government and…

Milking It

Bad Week

OPINION: It's been a bad week for Fonterra. 

Nothing beats milk

OPINION: Immune system support and disease prevention are top of mind for Americans stuck at home during Covid lockdowns and…

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