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Gong for working with nature

A Leeston dairy farmer’s adoption of regenerative agriculture has won him North Canterbury Fish & Game’s Working with Nature Award…

Do you need an upgrade?

Dairy infrastructure can have a major impact on milking efficiency and the comfort of cows and milkers, says DairyNZ.

National

$8 payout possible

The guessing game has begun to predict what dairy farmers will get for their milk this season.
 

Farm sales start to look up

Farm sales were down 21.6% for the three months ended December 2019 versus the year prior ­— but sales look…

Dairy prices rise

The second Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction of the year has delivered another positive result.

World

Oz farmers need support

Australian dairy farmers need support to stay farming as bush fire destruction comes on top of drought woes, says an industry spokesman.

 

US exports soar

US dairy exporters keep finding new markets for cheese and dairy ingredients despite facing trade tensions.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

No more coal-fired boilers

Canterbury-based Synlait Milk has reaffirmed its policy of building no more coal-fired boilers, with the official opening of the country’s…

Synlait unveils tree-planting scheme

Synlait Milk is establishing an industrial-scale native plant nursery at its Dunsandel headquarters as the centrepiece of a wide-ranging environmental…
 

Management

Gong for working with nature

A Leeston dairy farmer’s adoption of regenerative agriculture has won him North Canterbury Fish & Game’s Working with Nature Award…
 

Do you need an upgrade?

Dairy infrastructure can have a major impact on milking efficiency and the comfort of cows and milkers, says DairyNZ.

Farm Health

Hot cows affect reproduction

Heat stress has a big effect on reproduction, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.

Mastitis can milk you dry

Most clinical mastitis occurs over calving, so if you’ve had a good spring, you probably feel like you’re in the…

Machinery & Products

Electric ATV of the future

The look of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) hasn’t really changed over the years, but CF Moto recently gave the market…

SP sprayer by any name

Amazone suggests its new FT1502 front-mounted auxiliary tank can turn any modern tractor into a state-of-the-art spray rig at a…
 

Kuhn’s Elite cutter-bar

Kuhn has announced the release of the new Optidisc Elite cutter-bar for selected Kuhn GMD mowers and FC mower conditioners.

Motoring

New entry level model for Hilux

Toyota New Zealand has broadened its Hilux range with a new entry level two-wheel drive, the WorkMate, aimed at buyers…

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…

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Why steal Stihl?

If someone turns up on your farm, selling Stihl 461 chainsaws, please shout out. That’s the message from NZ Young…

Cow talk

Cows do talk, researchers say.

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Mechanisation new for the US

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