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Farming needs to cultivate a positive image

Telling the real dairy story is crucial in being able to attract the next generation of farm staff, scientists and rural professionals, says DairyNZ consulting officer Anna Arrends.

Looking beyond the cow

Westland Milk Products’ (WMP) chief executive says the co-op may in future look beyond the cow in the products it makes.

 

Irrigators testing waters

IrrigationNZ is back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems to help farmers improve the efficiency of their water applications.

World

EU dairy exports on the rise

While overall dairy exports from New Zealand and Australia are declining, the European Union is showing strong export growth, says…

 

Saputo committed to Oz dairy

Canadian dairy company Saputo says its acquisition of Murray Goulburn will add to and complement the activities of its dairy…

Opinion

 

Are they worth their keep?

In reflecting on the salary package/bonuses paid to Theo Spierings in the past season it is important to understand that…

Leader from our own ranks

Sadly, our cooperative has lost one of our strongest people with former director Michael Spaans passing away last week.

Agribusiness

 

All change at Lely

The decision by Lely NZ’s parent company Lely to sell its grass machinery division to AGCO and concentrate on dairy…

Management

Copper needs of cattle

Copper (Cu) is an essential micronutrient of cattle with many vital roles, ranging from facilitating the formation of red blood cells and nerves to the manufacture of connective tissue and bone growth.

 

Low N cow project

DairyNZ will lead a seven-year $21 million research partnership to contribute to cleaning up rural waterways. 

Cow collars cut farmer stress

Fitting out an entire dairy herd with wireless digital activity monitors is so effective a management tool that it even reduces human stress.

Farm Health

Lepto no longer men-only disease

With more women working in farming, more are contracting the disease leptospirosis, says the president of Rural Women NZ, Fiona Gower.

 

Getting the best from ram genetics

The health and longevity of commercial ram teams is an area where farmers can spend a small amount of time and attention to make a big impact.

Barn farmer got the very best advice

Pareora dairy farmer Peter Collins has paid tribute to the man at the centre of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak in helping him set up his huge new dairy barn system.

Machinery & Products

Trailblazing Terra Trac

German harvester manufacturer Claas, known for the rubber track system it developed 30 years ago, went on to refine it.

Valtra wins 2018 tractor gong

The Valtra T254 Versu won the coveted Tractor of the Year 2018 (TOTY) and Best Design 2018 awards at Agritechnica 17 last month in Hannover, Germany.

 

Bale collection all wrapped up

Anderson Group, in Quebec, Canada, has launched a trailer that collects wrapped silage bales on the move, with no risk of damaging the plastic film.

Designers cheer weigh scale

Gallagher has won the supreme award from New Zealand’s industrial design community -- a group beyond the farmgate.

Motoring

Small SUV with huge potential

Following the meteoric rise in the SUV market over the last decade, Korean manufacturer Hyundai has launched a small SUV.

 

T60 takes on the big boys

LDV distributor Great Lake Motors says it expects to shake up New Zealand’s ute market with its new LDV T60.

 

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