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Show offers something for all

At least 26,000 people are expected to flock to Manfeild, Feilding this month for New Zealand’s largest regional agricultural event…

World

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

 

Call for Brexit revote

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be in for when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in six months.

Drought crisis for Irish farmers

Farmers in Northern Europe – especially the UK and Ireland – are facing a crisis as drought forces them to sell stock early while they struggle to adequately feed animals remaining. 

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

Research farm up for sale

A slice of New Zealand’s agricultural history is for sale in the form of AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station, northwest of…

 

New technology will help

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help our primary industries capture high-value niches, according to a new…

Students excited about Ag careers

An agri-leadership course held recently had secondary students ‘buzzing’ about career opportunities in agriculture — even though many already came…

Management

Sheep and beef focus for 2019

Two farms from the North Island east coast and one from Central Hawkes Bay are the finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua competition for the top Māori sheep and beef farm.

 

High-energy farming event coming

This year’s East Coast Farming Expo – on March 6 and 7 at the Wairoa A&P Showground – will again have energy high on its agenda. 

Plantain can reduce N-leaching

Game-changing new research into how plantain crops can reduce nitrogen (N) loss from dairy farms will see upper Manawatu farmers at the forefront of dairy science.

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

 

Lemken thrives in tough year

The German farm machinery maker Lemken says it grew its business in 2018 despite difficult trading conditions.

Depth control made easy

Global positioning specialist Topcon has released details of its Norac tillage depth control system, which uses existing technology proven in…

Motoring

HSV ute a cohesive upgrade

The after-market options for utes are extensive, but there’s a big difference between a properly engineered package and a ute…

Car of the year an easy choice

Having driven the 2019 Subaru Forester at Queenstown and through the Bendigo Station at the media launch in August, your…

 

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The Hound

Pull your heads in

The Hound was disappointed but not surprised to see the multi-national, tax-dodging environmental group Greenpeace have another crack at NZers…

Unfortunate timing

Your old mate reckons Fonterra is not the only dairy company in NZ now under pressure.

 
 

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