Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:55

Evolving dairy industry now more professional

Overall the dairy industry is more professional and in a good space, but volatility will continue, says James Allen, retiring AgFirst chairman.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:55

M. bovis dents hope

Despite a rise in payout and profitability, dairy farmer confidence in Waikato and Bay of Plenty is relatively subdued.

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Compliance is growing more intense and complicated, worrying hill-country sheep and beef farmers in the central North Island.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 08:55

M. bovis putting sharemilkers in peril

Sharemilkers – especially those with 50/50 contracts -- must be on guard against the risk of Mycoplasma bovis if they are planning to move at the end of the season or to buy new stock.

Published in General News
Saturday, 26 August 2017 08:55

Scheme helping to upskill farm advisors

People often like to talk about the good old days.

Published in Management
Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:55

Top in rural consulting

AgFirst dairy consultant Stacey Belton, Hamilton, has been named the Farmax Emerging Rural Professional of the Year. She beat four other contestants.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:55

Moving from bobby to beef calves

Dairy farmers are moving away from breeding bobby calves in favour of producing the quality dairy/beef calves needed by beef farmers.

Published in General News

If problems now facing sharemilkers aren’t sorted out soon others will be put off entering the dairy industry, says an agribusiness consultant.

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Northland knows about summer dry and even drought, but this one could be a “bit of a doozy”, says Gareth Baynham, an AgFirst Northland farm consultant.

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Sharemilking as a career path is alive and well, says a new report on progression in the dairy industry.

Published in General News
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