Milking technology company DeLaval says demand for the new DeLaval VMS milking system V300 is exceeding expectations.
Growing confidence in the kiwifruit sector is providing new opportunities for pastoral farmers.
Prospects for the velvet market during the 2018-19 season are expected to be reasonably stable, says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ).
Innovative Western Australian dairy farmers Mat and Sue Daubney have added another feather to their cap.
One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in apprenticeships are women.
A new 12ha cherry orchard now being set up by Cromwell’s 45 South is a vote of confidence in the future of Central Otago’s cherry industry.
Moves by an Australian supermarket chain to introduce a milk levy to help drought-stricken farmers has backfired.
As in the other primary sectors, dairy is experiencing a demand for labour, says Jane Muir, DairyNZ people team manager.
A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.
Milking sheds have since April been more colourful, says GEA, with its FIL Active teat conditioner packaged in ‘vibrant pink’ drums.
Farmers are happy with KiwiRail’s new policy on private rail crossings.
Australian farmers are throwing their support behind a proposed agricultural visa, which the Government could soon introduce to ease the worker shortage on farms.
Hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) makers had better mind their backs: the hydrogen fuel cell could still be in contention.
Agribusiness leader Lynda Coppersmith has been appointed the first woman chief executive of NZ Young Farmers, from October 1.
A Dutch farm can now process and sell its own milk to consumers, thanks to a Lely Orbiter.
Waimate contractor – and rich-lister – Gary Rooney will back a South Canterbury irrigation scheme that was left gasping by changes in Government policy.
Dairy farming is a hands-on industry, but Frankie Stevens discovered that understanding the theory and business practices that underpin a farm is the key to success, comments Primary ITO.
A new service from Ravensdown will meet the stated need of farmers and other rural people for catchment-scale improvement of water quality.
Turning farmers into consumers is the objective of McDonald’s New Zealand farmer tours.
The 2007 national Farm Manager of the Year award winner Emily Woolsey (32) and her husband Daniel, of Southland, had a good grasp of dairy farming, says Primary ITO.
More farmers are buying dairy technology that gives them a fast payback, says Waikato Milking Systems.
UK seed company Germinal’s plant breeding programme in New Zealand is progressing well, says general manager Sarah Gard.
The Government is backing moves to recognise and celebrate outstanding employers in the primary sector.
Expertise from the dairy manufacturing industry could be adapted to develop a new plant-based protein industry in New Zealand, says Plant and Food Research.
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