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Too little too late?

On the eve of Fonterra revising its farmgate milk price, the overnight Global Dairy Trade auction (GDT) offered farmers some…

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Ireland assembles its agrifood units

With the UK’s Brexit scheduled for April 1, 2019, discussions in Ireland are centred on tariffs, with a general call for a ‘soft’ Brexit that would allow present cross-border agreements to apply in the foreseeable future.

 

An A$9/kgMS forecast for Oz in 2030?

As you read this, the factors affecting the outlook for global commodity markets are finely balanced, with much swinging on the weather – so there’s nothing new. 

Oz farmer forced to sell stock

With feed costs almost doubling, one drought-stricken Australian dairy farmer has been deciding to regularly sell livestock. He would like the government to provide rate relief for farmers affected by drought.  

Opinion

 

Asia next dairy goldmine

OPINION: Asia is the ‘hot zone’ for dairy and will be the next dairy goldmine, especially the markets in China,…

Agribusiness

 

Apprenticeship draws a crowd

One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in…

Labour demand growing

As in the other primary sectors, dairy is experiencing a demand for labour, says Jane Muir, DairyNZ people team manager.

Management

 

Farm Health

Don’t treat pests as a problem

Farmers should stop treating agricultural pests as a problem, and instead realise they are a symptom of an unsustainable farming…

Time to put Johne’s on the map

Johne's disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal…

Machinery & Products

Forager bites bigger

New Holland Agriculture earlier this year extended its Forage Cruiser range with the flagship model, the FR920.

 

Case IH bags two awards

The Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller has won Tractor of the Year 2019 and Best Design 2019 at the EIMA…

Motoring

Golden eagle soars

The Jeep legend was born in WWII but it came of age in the 1970s with a Golden Eagle version…

Holden goes easy on fuel

Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size…

 

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Crook

The world's biggest producer of milk, India, has a problem: at least 68% of dairy products sold there don’t meet…

 
 

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Sheep milking farmers wanted

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