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No-bull mating a lot of bull

A Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) decision to use all AI and no bulls for mating has given “mixed” results…

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Dairy’s golden run

Global dairy prices are continuing their golden run, with the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index posting its seventh consecutive…

World

 

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.

Opinion

US dairy eyes trade

Jim Mulhern, chief executive of National Milk Producers Federation in the US, on the crucial trade agreements shaping the future…

 

DIRA must be modernised

Here are excerpts from Fonterra’s submission to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) review, signed by chief executive Miles Hurrell.

Agribusiness

 

Tiller Talk promotes pasture

Northland ‘Tiller Talk’ farmers Don and Kirsten Watson took a leap into farm ownership in 2017-18, moving to South Head…

Management

 

Keeping milk cooling records

Farmers must confirm periodically that their farm’s milk cooling system is performing to the standard set by the new rules.

Savings showered by the sun

A Woodville, Tararua dairy farmer is halving his dairy shed power bill with a solar power system he will pay…

Farm Health

No-bull mating a lot of bull

A Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) decision to use all AI and no bulls for mating has given “mixed” results…

Machinery & Products

Fert checks made easy

Amazone has updated its EasyCheck calibration system to allow the lateral spreading pattern of fertiliser to be quickly and easily…

 

Motoring

Raptor for fun, not work

The Ford Ranger Raptor is not the truck you buy for heavy work; payload and towing capacity are significantly less…

Tried and tested Triton

Performance, safety upgrades and a new look for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton have the manufacturer suggesting it expects its sales…

Golden eagle soars

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

 

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Milking It

Toxic loan?

More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.

Moo love on the net

Cows and bulls searching for ‘moo love’ now have a mobile app to help their breeders.

 
 

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