Farm manager Bryan Mitchell describes as brilliant the SCADAfarm systems that allow him to remotely monitor and manage the irrigation of his 300ha of leased grazing land near Kirwee.
Effluent separation offers a number of unique advantages, and opportunities that other systems don’t offer, says farm equipment manufacturer Rakaia Engineering Ltd (REL) Group.
Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.
Dairy farmers are realising that having significant on-farm effluent storage can have many advantages.
A positive report reiterates that Mycoplasma bovis eradication is feasible.
Remote sensing cameras and GPS are being used by Massey University researchers to see what, if any, damage sheep cause to waterways in the hill country.
Firing up effective farm health and safety plans is helping King Country farmers who joined a Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group based around Ongarue.
Rabobank New Zealand believes the Government’s proposed freshwater reforms will have significant implications for New Zealand’s food and agribusiness sectors.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is predicting huge international demand for a native seaweed if research proves its worth as a potential methane buster for agriculture.
When is it too late to plant maize? Ian Williams, Pioneer forage specialist explains.
A report on the NZ goat industry aimed at charting the future for domestic and export goat products has dismayed long-time industry expert Garrick Batten.
Dairy farmers planning to upgrade or install new milk cooling plant must think long-term rather than install a ‘bare minimum’ system.
A new Freezflow Icebanks system from Total Refrigeration, which snap chills milk to the required temperature, has brought a Dargaville dairy farmer some peace of mind, he says.
Milk cooling is consistently a focus of regulators and customers, says Fonterra.
Milk cooling affects milk quality. The faster the milk is cooled after milking, the better its quality when it is collected from the farm.
A new strategy is in place for the upcoming Effluent and Environment Expo in Waikato.
The next era of farming will start with taking full advantage of data, says LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.
Taranaki ‘people power’ is modelling how all Kiwis should get out there and do stuff, says the regional council.
The numbers speak for themselves on the Morlands Farm equity partnership: operating profit is $1000/ha above the Waikato average.
Getting out of the classroom cranks the handles of many Massey University agriculture students.
Good silage making is a fine art, explains Chris Balemi, managing director of Agvance Nutrition.
Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) is undergoing a digital transformation in the cloud, says chief executive Wayne McNee.
New dairy goat industry training being launched in Waikato is upskilling workers and ensuring consistent standards.
DairyNZ's new Taranaki regional leader, Mark Laurence, plans to help the region’s farmers continue adapting to their fast-changing environment.
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