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Govt stalled on quad rollers

Australian farmers are urging the Federal Government to enforce the fitting of operator protection devices (OPDs) to all new quads…

Opinion

Backing farmers long term

OPINION: I'm extremely proud of the ongoing high performance of our primary sector, and to be part of a Government…

Brexit in my face

Peter Burke has spent the last three weeks observing Brexit first-hand in England and Ireland. 

 

Bleeding out NZ?

OPINION: By 2050 China will own New Zealand agriculture and with it our country’s future.

Little time for farmers — Editorial

OPINION: It's clear that the Ministry for Environment is underestimating the importance of properly consulting farmers on the Essential Freshwater…

Agribusiness

Saving water at dry spots

At least 3.4 billion litres of water will be saved every year under new water targets Fonterra launched this month,…

 

Management

Recycled milk liners prevent waste

The Walshe family, of Putaruru, are contract milkers, sending 470 cows through a 40 bail herringbone shed. They're finding success with Quthane milking liners from DairyFlo.

 

Farm Health

Reducing stress on in-lamb ewes

Most of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high performance animals, many of them sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing, says Ben Allot, North Canterbury Vets.

Multi-prong attack in combatting worms

Changes in a farm’s land use or policies which result in it having mostly young livestock could be disastrous in promoting the development of drench resistance.

Treating clinical mastitis

Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health, explains best-practice guidelines for treating cows with clinical mastitis.

Machinery & Products

Sector aims to train Kiwis

The tractor and machinery industry is welcoming a challenge by the Minister of Agriculture to train New Zealanders rather than continue relying on seasonal migrant workers.

Conference sets industry tone

Tractor and machinery importers, manufacturers and dealers gathered recently in Wellington for the inaugural conference of the New Zealand Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA).

 

Black is the new orange!

Sure to brew up a storm in New Zealand, a Dutch Kubota dealer is marketing a Black Edition of a 150hp M7151 tractor.

Wraps to be pulled off new Magnum

It might be a while before New Zealand sees Case IH’s new AFS Connect Magnums, but they were on show at the Farm Progress Show last week in the US and at AgQuip in Australia.

Motoring

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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The Hound

Quota watch

The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.

What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

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