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Recycled milk liners prevent waste

The Walshe family, of Putaruru, are contract milkers, sending 470 cows through a 40 bail herringbone shed. They're finding success…

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Export potential for premium milk

Dairy has huge potential within the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, says Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien…

World

Govt stalled on quad rollers

Australian farmers are urging the Federal Government to enforce the fitting of operator protection devices (OPDs) to all new quads within two years.

 

Opinion

Backing farmers long term

OPINION: I'm extremely proud of the ongoing high performance of our primary sector, and to be part of a Government…

 

Farm levy/rebates way to go

An emissions trading scheme would not address the problem of agricultural emissions, said DairyNZ last week in its submission to…

Agribusiness

Saving water at dry spots

At least 3.4 billion litres of water will be saved every year under new water targets Fonterra launched this month,…

 

Management

 

Farm Health

Treating clinical mastitis

Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health, explains best-practice guidelines for treating cows with clinical mastitis.

Selecting the right bull

Good bull management means running adequate numbers of bulls with the herd, reducing their stress, and handling bulls to minimise…

Machinery & Products

LED strobe beacon

Beacons are an indispensable health and safety device for many vehicles on farms.

 

Stocking up on parts

Power Farming says it now stocks an extra $500,000 of parts at its hubs in Christchurch and Invercargill to help…

Electric excavator a world first

Signalling changing times, the construction and agricultural machinery maker JCB has begun producing the world’s first fully electric mini excavator.

Not all hot air

Already ahead of the game with its methane-powered tractor, New Holland Agriculture has unveiled the first prototype of its Low…

Motoring

Hilux ups the ante on safety

Toyota has raised the safety benchmark at grassroots level by introducing its Toyota Safety Sense Package on its hugely popular…

It’s a family affair

How does the Aussie Holden SUV range handle the modern Kiwi family lifestyle? We found out...

 

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