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Speakers lined up for expo

A strong lineup of industry speakers will feature at this month’s NZ Effluent & Environment Expo in Waikato.

 

World

US exports soar

US dairy exporters keep finding new markets for cheese and dairy ingredients despite facing trade tensions.

Irish dairy on enviro radar

The expansion of the dairy industry in Ireland is starting to affect the environmental health of the country’s lakes, rivers…

Opinion

Saving us from ourselves

OPINION: The Government's policy to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand is working directly against the goals of…
 

No time to stand still

Tom Pow, founder of Herd Homes, on the banking and environmental pressures facing farmers.

Agribusiness

Like father, like son

Competing in the livestock contests at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is not for the faint-hearted.

Management

NZ firm to monitor global lakes

A Christchurch company has won a major technology contest with a satellite-based remote sensing solution that could monitor the water quality of every lake globally.

Managing poo made easy

Irish slurry handling specialist Abbey Machinery is working to get more value from slurry. Business development manager international, Michael O’Grady explains. 

 

Soil moisture: no more looking over the fence

Farm manager Bryan Mitchell describes as brilliant the SCADAfarm systems that allow him to remotely monitor and manage the irrigation of his 300ha of leased grazing land near Kirwee.

Separation gives constant result

Effluent separation offers a number of unique advantages, and opportunities that other systems don’t offer, says farm equipment manufacturer Rakaia Engineering Ltd (REL) Group.

Cultivating the right way

Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.

Farm Health

Hot cows affect reproduction

Heat stress has a big effect on reproduction, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.

Dairy welfare code revamped

The code of welfare for dairy cattle has been amended to address behavioural needs and off-paddock systems, says the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC).

Machinery & Products

Cold award for weighing system

Simple design coupled with a product that ‘gets the job done’, has led to Datamars taking the Gold Pin at the Best Design Awards.

 

Making good use of green water

Reporoa farmer Alistair Neville is using the Tow and Fert range for more environmentally-friendly farming practices. 

Lower spec Samson

Danish slurry tanker specialist Samson Argo will this week launch its TG range of tankers at Agritechnica in Germany.

Innovation gongs for NH

New Holland Agriculture has picked up three silver medals in the Innovation Awards at the upcoming Agritechnica, November 10 to 16 in Hanover, Germany.

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Motoring

New wagon a little different

Subaru's latest SUV offering fills a need for drivers looking for something smaller and a little more potent than your…

Hilux ups the ante on safety

Toyota has raised the safety benchmark at grassroots level by introducing its Toyota Safety Sense Package on its hugely popular…

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Job hunting?

A mate of the Hound reckons outgoing special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen, who is due to finish his current…

Hot air?

With the Government wanting to implement huge costs on the livestock farming sector by making New Zealand the only country…

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