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$8 payout possible

The guessing game has begun to predict what dairy farmers will get for their milk this season.

 

Farm sales start to look up

Farm sales were down 21.6% for the three months ended December 2019 versus the year prior ­— but sales look to be lifting.

World

Oz farmers need support

Australian dairy farmers need support to stay farming as bush fire destruction comes on top of drought woes, says an…

US milk giant goes bung

America's biggest milk producer, Dean Foods, has filed for bankruptcy and is planning to sell assets.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

No more coal-fired boilers

Canterbury-based Synlait Milk has reaffirmed its policy of building no more coal-fired boilers, with the official opening of the country’s…

Synlait unveils tree-planting scheme

Synlait Milk is establishing an industrial-scale native plant nursery at its Dunsandel headquarters as the centrepiece of a wide-ranging environmental…

Management

 

Do you need an upgrade?

Dairy infrastructure can have a major impact on milking efficiency and the comfort of cows and milkers, says DairyNZ.

Gong for working with nature

A Leeston dairy farmer’s adoption of regenerative agriculture has won him North Canterbury Fish & Game’s Working with Nature Award for 2019.

Farm Health

Keeping your farm protected

Biosecurity isn't just about border control at the airport or ports, writes Nita Harding, DairyNZ technical policy advisor.

Machinery & Products

Electric ATV of the future

The look of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) hasn’t really changed over the years, but CF Moto recently gave the market a glimpse of where things might be heading.

SP sprayer by any name

Amazone suggests its new FT1502 front-mounted auxiliary tank can turn any modern tractor into a state-of-the-art spray rig at a fraction of the cost of a trailed or self-propelled unit.

 

Kuhn’s Elite cutter-bar

Kuhn has announced the release of the new Optidisc Elite cutter-bar for selected Kuhn GMD mowers and FC mower conditioners.

Pocket-size inspection light

As small as a pen, so easily popped into a shirt pocket, the new Narva LED Pen Light packs a powerful lighting punch.

Motoring

New entry level model for Hilux

Toyota New Zealand has broadened its Hilux range with a new entry level two-wheel drive, the WorkMate, aimed at buyers…

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…

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Your canine crusader reckons it is ironic – and highly appropriate – that Shane Jones’ $3 billion electoral slush fund…

Funny names

Over the years, a mate of the Hound’s has always been quick to point out to him people in roles…

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