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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.

Let’s do things differently

Professor Jon Hickford, from Lincoln University’s faculty of agriculture and life sciences, gives his view on where the new government…

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

 

UK retailer eyes $19m of Kiwi R&D

Technology developed in New Zealand could save sheepmeat suppliers to a big UK supermarket chain $19 million annually, says the developer.

Farm Health

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

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.

Effluent tankers with an eye to the future

Founded by Victor Joskin in 1968, the Belgian family-owned Joskin company is now reckoned the world’s largest maker of slurry and manure equipment, selling to 60 countries.

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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Good idea

The Hound likes moves by the Australian government to pass a law that will force animal rights activists to hand…

Yeah, right

This old mutt reckons Fonterra shareholders council chairman Duncan Coull has done nothing to dispel the oft-heard claim that his…

 

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