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FoodWaikato spray dryer beats expectations

FoodWaikato's open access spray dryer at Waikato Innovation Park is operating at capacity, helping companies using it for research and development to grow their export markets.



UK cheese a hit in Europe

Europe's food connoisseurs can't get enough of British cheese, according to new UK Government figures.


Mums appeal for support

In 2008 I made a life changing decision to move from my urbanised hometown of Southampton, UK, to the rolling…

Reduce winter nitrogen losses

Having enough nitrogen in farming systems is essential. But having too much, or not managing it wisely, can have marked…


Oz milk production dips

Australian National milk production could drop as much as 5% next season, taking the national output to levels not seen…

Sale-hungry processors eye Iran

The successful conclusion of negotiations and the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran are welcome news for major dairy exporters.

United workforce key to success

A key attribute of successful leaders is they unite people, says the chief executive of Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Mark Wynne.


ZIP aims to keep the nasties out

Predator proof fencing made more attractive for the agriculture industry is a goal of a new predator research facility near Lincoln, Canterbury.

Big sheep milk conversion at Taupo

Maui Milk has acquired a 770ha farm near Lake Taupo and is converting it to a sheep milking operation aimed at achieving $4 million farm income within two to three years.


What makes a resilient farmer?

Science backs what humans need to thrive, and DairyNZ wellness and wellbeing specialist Dana Carver is keen for dairy farmers to benefit from such science to stay strong and healthy.

Farm Health

Bobby calf rules fast-tracked

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says he had always intended to "fast-track" some of the new animal welfare regulations on the treatment of bobby calves.

Farmers, vets gang up on scours

Neonatal scours can badly affect dairy calves and make it difficult for herd owners to raise enough healthy replacements.

Machinery & Products

Kiwi chemistry keeps the country moving

With emissions regulations now requiring manufacturers to produce ever cleaner engines, the terms SCR and DEF have entered the vocabulary of today's tractor drivers.

The ABC of SCRs

Whether you talk cows or tractors the buzzword is emissions, raising the fart problem which the government will have to sort out.


Tier 5 just around corner

Just as we get to grips with Tier 4 final emission regulations on new tractors and learn the acronyms DOC, DPF, DEF and SCR, around the corner comes Tier 5 engines.

Country meets CBD

Waikato companies Power Farming and the Good George Brewing Company got together during Fieldays...


Keep it all under cover

A new, easy-to-use cover for utes that doesn't require holes drilled into the bodywork will be taking pride of place…

Top ute on charge

The Mitsubishi Triton has obviously caught the eye of New Zealand’s ute buyers, as it sits in the top three…

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The Hound

Heads to roll?

The Hound wonders whether Fonterra’s failure to get its constitutional changes ratified by 75% of farmers at this month’s special…

1950's revisited

The Hound understands that the self-proclaimed meat industry saviour and friend to only those who agree with his world-view –…


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Safe on slopes, built to last

A recently introduced double bale feeder by McIntosh builds on the company's reputation for heavy duty products maintaining best practice…

Ag careers showcased

Showcasing clear pathways to encourage young people into primary industry careers will be the focus of New Zealand Young Farmers…


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North Island wool levels steady

North Island wool levels steady

The high volume of short second shears eased slightly at the latest NZ Wool Services International's auction compared to the…

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…