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Chair defends process

Andrew Morrison, New Zealand Meat Board chair, has defended the move by Beef+Lamb NZ (BLNZ) directors to sack an independent…

Farmers will get final say

Andrew Morrison says farmers will ultimately have the final say on whether or not a controversial move to increase both…

National

MPI lost touch

MPI boss Ray Smith says with the advent of the climate change proposals and the new essential fresh water regulations,…
 

Farmer fined for bovis breach

Failure to follow directives not to move stock because of the Mycoplasma bovis threat and breaking NAIT rules has landed…

$8 on the cards?

An $8-plus milk price for Fonterra farmers this season could be on the cards.

World

NZ and China sign FTA upgrade

Trade Ministers for New Zealand and China have signed an upgrade to the free trade agreement between the two countries.

NZ to host virtual APEC

New Zealand will be in the virtual spotlight for the next 12 months as it hosts the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) conference.

Pledge to end child labour in agriculture

The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has pledged to intensify efforts toward addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme.

NZ seeks Irish support

New Zealand is looking to Ireland for support as it negotiates a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).

Opinion

Time for UK to 'walk the talk'

OPINION: One of life’s commercial shibboleths is that one should be wary of going into business with close friends because…
 

Agribusiness

The power of good facilitation

“Without a facilitator, we would just have done that farmer thing and sat round, shuffled our feet and waited for…

Management

Major task ahead for NZ farming

New modelling from the Climate Change Commission has outlined a major task ahead for the agribusiness industry in New Zealand.

Securing a future for NZ pastures

Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures.

 

Game changing irrigation system

A team of Feilding-based software engineers has helped mastermind a game-changing irrigation prototype that diagnoses its own operating faults and can launch a drone to manage crops at leaf level.

Wool-less Wiltshires prove popular

A seemingly never-ending plunge in strong wool prices is proving to be a boon for a sheep breed that doesn’t produce the increasingly worthless fibre – the Wiltshire.

Farm Health

Wiltshires in big demand

The demand for Wiltshire sheep is “incredible and unbelievable”, according to the country’s major breeder of the sheep that sheds…

Machinery & Products

Real handy in all situations

Listening to customers across all sectors of agriculture helps the Handypiece team design and engineer options to make its unit…
 

Film binding now available

The Kuhn VBP 3100 series variable chamber baler-wrapper combination can now be equipped with the patented Kuhn Twin-reel film binding…

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The Hound

Bad look

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons something smells really iffy about the move by Beef+Lamb NZ directors to sack the independent…

Out of touch

OPINION: This old mutt has always thought the people who inhabit the nation’s parliament are a weird bunch with very…

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