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Successful salad story

Ready-to-eat salads are proving a hit with the leading horticultural producer LeaderBrand Produce Ltd.

Processor commits to port’s Waikato hub

Open Country Dairy is the first anchor tenant in the Ports of Auckland (PoAL) regional freight hub that formally opened on April 30 at Northgate Business Park at Horotiu just north of Hamilton.

 

Infant nutrition marketing code launched

The infant formula industry has acted “with great responsibility and integrity” by revising its marketing code of practice, says the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) chief executive Jan Carey.

FTA talks resume in wellington

Negotiations this week in Wellington are expected to further advance a free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union (EU).

World

Fresh milk stalling growth

Australians’ love of fresh milk is restricting the growth of the dairy industry, says Norco Dairy chairman Greg McNamara.

 

Fines for farm invaders

Animal rights activists entering Queensland farms without permission now face being fined.

Opinion

 

Making pesticides safe

OPINION: A culture of trepidation about consuming foods which have been exposed to pesticides is misleading and has sparked much confusion…

Agribusiness

 

Management

Finalists show how its done

At the end of May, the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori sheep and beef farm will be announced at a gala dinner in Gisborne.

 

Feeding out maize silage

Maize silage is a maize crop cut and ensiled in a stack or bunker; commonly used as a supplement to pasture in situations where cows would otherwise be underfed.

Farm Health

Make drying off less stressful

David Dymock, livestock technical advisor with MSD Animal Health covers best practice insertion of dry cow therapy and teat sealants.

Leptospirosis: she’ll no longer be right

Taking a she’ll-be-right attitude to leptospirosis is no longer good enough, says an international expert on leptospirosis, Associate Professor Jackie Benschop, of Massey University.

Machinery & Products

Bully machines make good impression

Founded in 1955, Pukekohe-based Fieldmaster is well known New Zealand-wide for its mowing and post driving equipment for the agricultural, orchard, viticulture and municipal sectors.

Keeping it short and sharp

When harvesting grass silage, farmers and contractors strive to get the highest possible forage quality to increase profits.

 

Aerator helps repair pugged paddocks

The Alstrong Aerator enables farmers and contractors to get better pasture growth by aerating the upper levels of paddocks, says the national distributor, the Duncan division of Giltrap Engineering.

Tyres turning green

It's not only the rural sector coming under pressure to clean up its environmental footprint.

Motoring

2019 RAV4 tops 25-year legacy

Toyota's recently launched, fifth generation RAV4 is said to build on its 25-year legacy with its charismatic design, improved performance,…

2019 Rav 4 unwrapped

Toyota NZ has unwrapped the 2019 RAV 4, the SUV first seen in boxy guise 30 years ago at the…

Puts up and impresses

Mahindra, seeking to reintroduce its products to Kiwis, recently took motoring journalists on a day-long drive from Auckland to Rotorua,…

A real small-block bruiser

You wouldn't credit a 6.1L Chevy small-block V8 with a fuel economy figure of 7.8L/100km but that’s the figure displayed…

 

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The Hound

Lord help us

It's no wonder your canine crusader rolls his eyes whenever he hears about public servants developing new ideas.

Illiterate?

Your old mate reckons plenty of the current crop of MPs in Parliament would struggle to read, let alone make laws for…

 
 

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