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Synlait lauded for environmental effort

Global businesses are looking to New Zealand for solutions to tough environmental challenges – especially agriculture, says Abbie Reynolds, executive…

New leaders for Rural Contractors NZ

The new presidential team leading Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) says the organisation plays an invaluable role educating and up-skilling…

National

50 years young

The Young Farmer of the Year competition celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala gathering of former winners, finalists and…

Awful offal pit sorted

Northland Regional Council (NRC) has inspected an illegal offal pit at a farm in Northland that is also the subject…

 

World

 

EU hardline blamed for Brexit

An Irish politician is blaming the inflexibility and hardline tactics of the European Union (EU) on the UK voting to leave the bloc.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

Keep up with pace of change

A quality environmental plan will soon be a prerequisite to buying or selling a farm, says ANZ Bank’s head of…

 

NZ formula makers sweet with NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Government over time have done an excellent job of building the…

Management

Dairy farmer’s passion for goats

Dunsandel farmer Michael Woodward may be Federated Farmers North Canterbury dairy chairman but his real passion is the angora goats he inherited from his father John.

 

Kiwifruit growers to wave the flag for NZ

New Zealand's new national ambassadors for sustainable farming and growing, Mark and Catriona White, are getting better-than-average production out of their kiwifruit operation using organic farming methods.

Would you happily eat that?

Farmers need to ask themselves how often they have loaded onto a truck an animal they would not be happy eating, says Nuffield scholar David Kidd.

Farm Health

Success leads to change

Now in its third incarnation, DRL started life as Otago University’s deer research laboratory at a time when deer farming…

 

Feedlot lamb research wins

University of Adelaide honours student Leesa Flanagan has been named Alltech Young Scientist of the Year from an international field…

Vet head’s challenge of change

The attraction of heading a world-rated veterinary school, a love of New Zealand and disillusionment with Brexit persuaded Professor Jon…

NCD researcher wins grant

Early detection of neonatal calf diarrhoea (NCD) is top of mind for the winner of the National Fieldays Sir Don…

Machinery & Products

 

SIP a VIP at Mystery Creek

Flying the flag at Fieldays via its New Zealand distributor Webbline and export sales manager Sebastjan Bogataj, the machinery manufacturer…

New tractors series challenges the norm

Challenger has unveiled the next-generation MT700 Series track tractors, said to deliver more performance, ride comfort, operating efficiency and onboard…

Canny Scot knows how to tow

It's apparent that New Zealand farmers and contractors accept the benefits of high-spec, tractor-drawn tipping trailers: a wide range of…

Motoring

She’s a truck; not a ute!

Prominently displayed at the Mercedes Benz site at Fieldays was a vehicle that gives merit to the saying ‘there’s plenty…

Sure to blaze a UK trail

News noted last year that the price of the Land Rover Discovery 6 was right up there, perhaps too high…

 

Holden’s still here

Holden is still spending up large on a marketing campaign to remind you of one thing – they’re still here.

Rides, hauls no worries

Recently we spent a day testing out the new rear suspension upgrades to the Nissan Navara on Australian roads. Now…

 

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The Hound

MIA

The Hound reckons Fonterra must have one of the largest teams of spin-doctors and PR hacks in corporate NZ.

Bovine excrement

Speaking of hyperbole and unsubstantiated claims, your canine crusader is getting tired of hearing the pompous, pretentious and self-important claims…

 
 

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A cattle disease prevalent on 100% of New Zealand farms is much more serious than Mycoplasma bovis, a veterinarian says.

 
 
 

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Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

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