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Changes coming through from the Government on overseas investment in forestry have pros and cons, says Christina Lefever, a special council with law firm Duncan Cotterill.
Global businesses are looking to New Zealand for solutions to tough environmental challenges – especially agriculture, says Abbie Reynolds, executive director of the Sustainable Business Council.
The door has not closed on overseas investment in the rural sector but there is uncertainty, says Christina Lefever, of the law firm Duncan Cotterill.
The new presidential team leading Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) says the organisation plays an invaluable role educating and up-skilling contractors and promoting their interests.
New Zealand boasts the first truffle grown in the southern hemisphere, in 1996, but Australia is now strides ahead in producing and exporting the delicacy.
The Young Farmer of the Year competition celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala gathering of former winners, finalists and families held at the national final in Invercargill.
Northland Regional Council (NRC) has inspected an illegal offal pit at a farm in Northland that is also the subject of a separate complaint about animal abuse.
Many dairy farm workers and people in rural communities are too scared to go to MPI or speak out about animal cruelty for fear of being blacklisted in the industry or ostracised by their rural community.
DairyNZ veterinary technical policy advisor Nita Harding says normally not too many cows need to be slaughtered on dairy farms.
Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017.
A fodder crisis is forcing Irish dairy farmers to buy feed from other farmers around the country.
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Rabobank says it doesn’t share Fonterra’s optimism about the international situation this season.
Ballance chief executive Mark Wynne says criticism of the nutrient management tool Overseer is “very old-school”.
Fertiliser co-op Ballance will commercially launch a new farm environment planning tool, MitAgator, by spring.
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Knowing the signs and stages of labour, how to calf a cow and the immediate care needed after calving, will increase the number of successful births.
Follow these tips and advice to reduce the risk of your calves contracting Mycoplasma bovis this season.
Waikato Federated Farmers Vice President Jacqui Hahn is one of 15 dairy farmers chosen as New Zealand’s climate change ambassadors.
With climate forecasts suggesting summers will lengthen and grow hotter and drier in some regions, the challenge of keeping cows cool will likely increase.
The move into the cooler seasons brings with it an unwanted guest – the sheep louse.
To set up a dairy cow for a long, productive life you must give her the best possible start. Extra effort now will pay dividends throughout her milking life.
Calving season is around the corner and now is the time to start planning and preparing.
The old policy of filling gaps with PKE from September comes with its very own headache this season – the FEI issue.
A global animal health company says it is developing a novel methane inhibitor for cows’ rumens.
Deer farmers wanting fewer late-fawning hinds can now buy sires and hinds with breeding values (BVs) for earlier fawning.
Suzuki, a key player in the quad market and the first to bring out a four-wheel machine (Quadrunner) in 1983, has pulled the wraps off its 2019 range-topping King Quad 750AXI 4x4.
An easy-to-use solution in a bottle is said to cure engine ills such as blown head gaskets, cracked cylinder heads or blocks and porous castings in minutes.
A new Isobus terminal from Pöttinger – the Expert 75 – is easy and convenient to use, notably because of its one-hand operation.
Aitchison AirPro zero-tillage seed drills have a loyal following, with the 4.8 and 6.0m units forming the backbone of sales for ten years.
Already seen 12 months ago in a wheeled version, JCB’s tracked version of its TeleSkid, the 3TS-8T, runs on 450mm wide belts at speeds up to 12.6km/h.
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