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UAE FTA welcome news

The dairy and red meat sectors have welcomed news that New Zealand will begin formal negotiations for a free trade…

Home detention for animal neglect

A Taranaki dairy farmer received four-month home detention and was disqualified from overseeing of animals for 18 months over a…

Flock House and its secrets

Plans are in place to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Flock House opening its doors for the first…

National

$160 billion cargo shipment deal

New Zealand’s major primary industry exporters have secured shipping capability to export $160 billion worth of products over the next…

Play by the rules

Trade and Agriculture Minister Todd McClay says the Government is always working to ensure that our food exporters are treated…

World

Benefits of EU trade deal

The European Union Ambassador says the new free trade agreement (FTA) between the bloc and New Zealand will bring significant benefits to both parties.

World food prices dip - FAO

In December, world food prices dipped for a ninth consecutive month, according to recent data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Trans-Tasman ag ministers zoom in on biosecurity

When New Zealand’s Agriculture, Biosecurity and Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor met with his new Australian counterpart yesterday, the subject of biosecurity was top of their agenda.

New Aussie ag minister

Australian farmers hope that the new Labor Government will help ease chronic worker shortages crippling the agriculture sector.

FAO distributes seed potatoes to Ukrainian rural families

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has distributed seed potato kits to 17,740 Ukrainian households from across ten of the country’s oblasts (administrative division) so they can plant food in time for the next harvesting season.

Opinion

Market-led solution for emissions

OPINION: Thanks to the much-needed review of the methane science being announced, the topic of agricultural emissions is back in…

Taking time out for some R&R

OPINION: Quite recently I had an interesting chat with one of our local business owners. They run a garage and…

Agribusiness

McIvor moving to OSPRI

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive for the past eight years, Sam McIvor is heading for new pastures at…

Management

Viability of farming questioned

People are starting to question the viability of sheep and beef farming as profitability in that sector falls to one of its all-time lows, according to Federated Farmers board member and Gisborne sheep and beef farm, Toby Williams.

High level of herbicide resistance

A five-year randomised survey of herbicide resistance on New Zealand arable farms has found widespread high levels of resistance - with 71% of farms affected in the worst-hit region - South Canterbury.

Deer industry tackling integrated farm planning

Making things simpler, not harder, for deer farmers in farm planning and coping with regulations is Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) industry capability manager John Ladley’s current focus.

Funding boost for red meat

Two major red meat sector projects are getting up to a combined $1.7 million in funding from the New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB).

Otago's supreme winner

Angus Barr and Tara Dwyer of The Wandle, Lone Star Farms in Strath Taieri have been named the Regional Supreme Winners at the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards in Dunedin.

Farm Health

Women 'dominate vet profession'

Females are dominating the veterinary profession worldwide and many farmers are welcoming this change in the composition of the profession,…

Helping heifers grow

Dairy farmers can easily track the performance of their replacement heifers and ensure they reach their genetic potential.

Machinery & Products

GPS in control

In a move that will make harvesting operations easier, particularly in odd-shaped paddocks, Kuhn has announced that GPS section control…

Motoring

RAM hits 20K!

In a market dominated by utes, Ram Trucks Australia has just put the finishing touches on its 20,000th right-hand drive…

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

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The Hound

True colours

OPINION: The watermelon party (AKA the Greens) try to portray themselves as an upright, self-righteous, caring bunch of woke, bicycle-riding…

Peace at last?

OPINION: Good news for hunters as Forest & Bird have "paused" legal action against the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation and agreed…

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