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Nervous wait for winter

The unknown of what winter will bring is very much on the mind of the Hawkes Bay Rural Support Trust head Mike Barham.

 

Be careful, Potatoes NZ!

Moves by the NZ potato industry to have anti-dumping tariffs imposed on European imports could play into the hands of the EU, warns a long-time trade negotiator.

Chips down for NZ spuds

New Zealand potato growers want duties imposed on frozen potato imports coming into the country from Belgium and the Netherlands.

World

Opinion

What’s different? — Editorial

OPINION: Long-time wool industry observers have greeted the latest report aimed at resurrecting the ailing fortunes of the country’s struggling…
 

Agribusiness

Carbon zero milk

Fonterra has joined forces with a supermarket chain to deliver what it claims is NZ’s first carbon zero milk.

Action groups carry on-line

Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group facilitator John Stantiall was unsure, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, how…

Animal tracing improves

The latest NAIT data shows farmers are increasing their engagement with the system and becoming more compliant.

Management

Feed the most critical factor

Maintaining ewes in good body condition and the provision of shelter are two important management factors in maximising this year’s lamb crop.

 

Farm Health

Limited feed puts ewes at risk

Severe feed shortages in parts of the country mean many ewes are on a nutritional knife-edge heading into lambing and could be at risk of developing metabolic disorders.

Setting calves up for future

Successful calf rearing starts at the beginning and getting it right will always be important in setting them up for the future, says calf feeder maker Stallion Ltd.

Preventing scours

The most common cause of scouring is nutritional scours, which happens when there is a change in diet or a diet that is inappropriate for the age group of calves.

Machinery & Products

Hydrogen excavator a first

While most motive industries are focused on hybrid or EV power plants, JCB has developed the construction industry’s first hydrogen-powered excavator.

 

Jack’s unique solution

Jason Jack was left with severe spinal injuries after a wakeboarding accident when he was 29, but that hasn’t stopped him getting out and about in difficult environments.

Elite telehandler’s new look

New Holland Agriculture has upgraded its telehandler offering, with new naming and livery, with the latter said to integrate the range into the NH harvesting family.

Motoring

X marks the spot

While many car manufacturers set out to cater for all sectors of the market, it’s fair to say that Subaru…

Tiny Jimny hits the right note

Strong demand for the instantly recognised Suzuki Jimny in New Zealand has continued to accelerate with the 1000th retail order…

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The Hound

Spell check

Your old mutt was not surprised to see the NZ Dairy Industry Awards hastily remove the title of this year’s…

About time!

Your canine crusader has been a long-time critic of NZ governments – of all stripes – who, for the past…

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