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Shearing and wool courses

New ‘micro-credentials’ in wool harvesting will help meet a critical need to train shearers and wool handlers, claims Primary ITO…

National

PM puts faith in free trade deals

Economically, New Zealand is entering a dramatic era of unprecedented change, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the Federated Farmers conference.

 

Rural women and babies at risk

“Women's and babies’ lives are at risk and we want action,” says Penny Mudford, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) national…

World

No luck for Irish contractors

Ireland, often a source of skilled farm machinery operators for rural contractors in New Zealand, is facing even worse driver shortages than NZ.

 

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.

Opinion

 

Connecting grass and the city

OPINON: New Zealand's large agricultural sector should not be seen as a hindrance to the development of a more modern and…

Agribusiness

Orchard prices strengthen

Demand will rise for existing kiwifruit orchards as a result of Zespri granting its annual quota of new licences for…

 

Management

 

Minimising winter grazing damage

While winter feed crops are crucial in Simon O’Meara’s farm system, the West Otago sheep and beef farmer is making changes to cut their damage to the environment.

Farm Health

Study reveals big ewe wastage

Massey veterinarian Kate Griffiths recently outlined the results of a six year trial looking at the ability of a ewe…

Strong cow sale for Angus stud

Meadowslea Stud Angus, at Fairlie, says its third annual production cow sale saw solid demand from stud and commercial buyers at…

Machinery & Products

 

Gunning for Fendt

Baseball caps, overalls and jackets are a familiar aspect of aftermarket promotion. But Fendt has taken an interesting step further.

New 900 Series tractors coming

German manufacturer Fendt has released details of its new sixth generation 900 series tractors, which will be a big focus…

Motoring

Concept ROX for Fieldays

Holden New Zealand has revealed its own home-grown concept to go on display at Fieldays – the Colorado ROX.

Puts up and impresses

Mahindra, seeking to reintroduce its products to Kiwis, recently took motoring journalists on a day-long drive from Auckland to Rotorua,…

 

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Yuck

This old mutt notes that millionaire Hollywood producer and advocate for mung bean farming James Cameron is happy to fly…

Showing the way

A mate of the Hound reckons some major agricultural companies wanting to promote their ideas and services could learn from…

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Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…