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Brexit bumps

The outcome of the British election is not likely to have any major impact on New Zealand’s negotiations for a free trade agreement, says trade expert Stephen Jacobi.

 

Rural honours in abundance

This year's Queen’s Birthday Honours had 13 rural people making the list for their outstanding achievements and contributions. 

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Opinion

 

Walking the talk at Fieldays

Fieldays is once again living up to its reputation as an amazing meeting place for those in the agri sector…

Love is in the air at Fieldays

For many, the National Agricultural Fieldays is about the hard sell, the order book, the new lead, the prospect of…

Agribusiness

No complacency among the vines

Zespri's results are positive for everybody -- Gold, Green or organic growers and Zespri shareholders -- but you should never…

 

Dairy upturn buoys Fieldays

As the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays gets underway this week the chief executive of the organisation running it says there…

Management

Sprayer for all situations

The Hardi Ranger is a 2500L sprayer that suits row crop, cereals, pasture renovation and horticulture work.

Plenty of advantages to pregnancy scanning

About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.

 

Farm Health

 

Live calf probiotic show

In a first for the Agricultural Fieldays, New Zealand company BioBrew is showcasing CalfBrew, a live animal probiotic.

How clean is your cow shed?

A critical way to reduce the spread of disease from one season to the next is by removing soiled bedding and thoroughly cleaning a calf shed.

Machinery & Products

 

DeLaval reveals Rotary E100

Milking machinery provider DeLaval has revealed its new rotary milking system designed for New Zealand farmers.

Side-by-side hits sweet spot

For years the quad market has been nibbled at by side-by-side (SxS) vehicles with their better carrying capacity and driver protection and, depending on options, shelter from the elements.

Motoring

Drive this over the Jones

You'll stand out if you're prepared to hand over the moolah for the Jeep Brute Sport. It won’t so much…

New kid on the block

The new kid on the SUV block will have auto sales and marketing managers burning the midnight oil and scratching…

 

The best just got better

When we reviewed the VW Amorak in February 2016, it was fair to say we quite liked it. For 2017,…

A ute this ain’t!

The latest Land Cruiser 70 series from Toyota is a truck, so it won’t be the choice of Remuera Roamers,…

 

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The Hound

Asleep at the wheel?

The Hound hears that the jokes were on PM Bill English who was in fine form at the recent Ahuwhenua…

Go South

What is it with Massey University academics and their hatred of agriculture?

 

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Markets

South Island wool sale eases

South Island wool sale eases

The 4700 bales on offer saw a 74% clearance with mixed results, however all prices paid locally are still above…

Wool continues to ease

Wool continues to ease

The 7250 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72% clearance with most types easing further.

 

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…