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Oz milk co-op fined $11,000

An Australian farmer co-operative that purchases milk from farmers across the country has been fined $11,000 for breaching the country's…

Opinion

Nutrient claims are crap!

OPINION: A debate has emerged in nutrient management and fertiliser advice, brought to a head by the hype about regenerative…

A loss to the Tatua family

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge and pay tribute to our dear friend and colleague John Luxton upon…

Editorial: Hard sell!

OPINION: Farmers will spend their summer deciding what agricultural emissions pricing framework their sector 'leaders' will take to government early…

Why Fonterra needs to change

OPINION: Making a change to any businesses is difficult. Augmenting a capital structure with the diversity of stakeholders and complexity…

Agribusiness

Growers back wool merger

Woolgrowers have almost unanimously voted in favour of the proposed merger of Wools of NZ (WNZ) and Primary Wool Co-operative-…

Management

A good read on NZ farming way of life

With Christmas just around the corner and the annual panic to find a special present for a special person – or even just the old man – it might be worth a trip to the local bookshop.

Foundation for future breeders

Year twelve student Kimberley Simmons is the winner of the 2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand Black & White Show Trip.

Farm Health

NAIT compliance still not up to scratch

A recent review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the livestock sector were unprepared to tackle a large scale response.

M. bovis elimination on track

A review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme has found it is on track to eradicate the disease from New Zealand - a world-first.

Record number of elite bulls join AB team

LIC says farmers around New Zealand are set to reap the rewards from a record number of genetically superior young bulls joining the ranks of its artificial breeding bull teams.

Dairy health website launched

While advancements in technology has put information at our fingertips, filtering and finding the right information can be challenging.

Machinery & Products

Vaderstad's new drill is Inspire(d)

Tillage, seeding and planting specialists Vaderstad has introduced its new Inspire product range – focused on the 12-metre seed drill segment.

JD's new 6Rs for 2022

With the upcoming market year 2022 (MY22) only a few weeks away, John Deere has released details of changes to its 6R tractor range.

Gongs for John Deere

The tractor of the Year 2022 Awards, held at the recent EIMA show in Bologna, handed out a brace of gongs for the Green Giant John Deere.

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

Fond farewell

OPINION: Your canine crusader would like to pay tribute and a fond farewell to former Agriculture Minister and Dairy NZ…

Front page!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons (un) social media is just an echo chamber of self-important, self-professed experts who lecture and…

Milking It

Poo-powered BMW

OPINION: Car maker BMW is partnering with a California dairy farm to turn effluent into clean energy to power its…

Not bad

OPINION: New Zealand may be a minnow on the global stage but here’s another example how our ag sector punches…

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