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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:47

Rules driving farmers out

New farming rules around sustainability are driving elderly farmers out of the dairy industry, says agri-economist Phil Journeaux.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 10:16

Farm emissions confusion

A leading farm consultant says farmers are becoming frustrated at the confusing advice they’re getting on how to deal with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Published in General News
Monday, 02 March 2020 14:17

Magic tonic needed to open wallets

Rain is the magic tonic in the farming community, says Northland based AgFirst consultant Tafi Manjala.

Published in General News
Saturday, 28 December 2019 08:55

Contract milking offers opportunities

Contract milking is a good introduction to self-employment, says Northland AgFirst consultant Kim Robinson.

Published in Management
Friday, 06 December 2019 08:55

Contract milking offers opportunities

Contract milking is a good introduction to self-employment, says Northland AgFirst consultant Kim Robinson.

Published in Management
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.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 August 2018 08:50

Increasing compliance worries in hill country

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
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