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Stick with your bank

Readjust, stick with your banks and keep supporting your dairy company; things will come right.

Navigating the downturn at ground level

A farmers' forum to be held next month will help farmers understand the current financial climate and what they can do to manage through it, says DairyNZ.



Danone expands plant

French dairy giant Danone is doubling its infant formula production capacity in New Zealand.



Market potential for healthy bugs

The global market for probiotics is an estimated $54 billion per annum, says Dr James Dekker, Fonterra's senior research scientist…



‘Happy people work well’

The seven farms Rebecca Keoghan has responsibility for vary in size: the largest run about 1200 cows each on 490ha platforms and produce up to 400,000kgMS...

Farm Health

Practical tools to prevent lameness

Lameness is estimated to cost Australian farmers at least A$250 for each cow that develops the problem and can greatly reduce cow comfort and longevity.

Machinery & Products

Mule packs a kick, carries a load

Kawasaki heavy Industries made its first side-by-side utility vehicle in 1998: the Mule 1000, powered by a 450cc liquid cooled twin based on a motorcycle engine.


Multidisc tillage tool uses little power

Dutch implement maker Tulip is known for delivering quality arable products, and its Multidisc series is proven cost effective, a minimum tillage tool with unique disc suspension.

Offset grass harvesters can speed tedding

To complement recently introduced trailed mower conditioners with centre pivot drawbars, grass harvesting specialist Kuhn has launched three new models with offset drawbars.

Vintage ploughing draws crowds

Murray Grainger of Mosgiel was one of many competitors from the South Island at this year's national ploughing championships held at Rongotea in Manawatu.


Giant grey wolf hunts alone

Utes or pick-ups, as they are known in the northern hemisphere, don't have the following they have in these southern…

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Hooray for ‘Hen’ry

A mate of the Hound reckons those who think dairy is tough going these days should spare a thought for…

Dopey move

Your canine crusader suggests it's no wonder Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O'Connor is now looking a little lost in…


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Local market remains firm

Local market remains firm

New Zealand Wool Services International chief executive John Dawson reports this week's auctions held in both centres saw slightly different…

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…