Growing your calves well

Rearing young stock on single species grazing systems under irrigation may become very challenging as there is often no alternative…


Saputo takes over Oz processor

Canadian dairy company Saputo is set to take full control of Australian dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter.




UK vets worry over Brexit

British vets are nervous about changes that may arise from Brexit, says British Veterinary Association (BVA) president Gudrun Ravetz.


Fonterra lifts Aussie milk price

Fonterra says improving global dairy prices and a revamp of its operations have enabled a rise in the farmgate milk price to Australian suppliers.



Dad’s urban army — Editorial

Civil Defence, or ‘Emergency Management’ as it prefers to be called, must put its staff and volunteers through a rural…


Eager for NZ farm development help

Opportunity for New Zealand agritech products and services, particularly dairy, is presenting in a number of developing markets, says NZ…

10,000th bull tagged

A milestone 55 years in the making was passed in a split-second: with one clamp of a tag punch LIC…




Bouquet from Fish & Game

Dairy farmer Phil Musson, from Springston, south of Christchurch, has won the annual Working With Nature Environmental Award from North…

Building resilience

The last few seasons seem to have delivered many challenges on farmers: the milk price is more variable, weather patterns…

Farm Health

Growing your calves well

Rearing young stock on single species grazing systems under irrigation may become very challenging as there is often no alternative…


Help for stressed cows

The most costly problems on dairy farms are linked to oxidative stress, say two visiting animal health experts.

Machinery & Products

Baler upgrade

New Holland Agriculture has upgraded its Roll-Belt variable chamber balers for better performance in silage; its new IntelliBale system is…

Big tick for bigger drill

Wairarapa dairy farmer Bill Patrick’s new Duncan Renovator AS5300 drill allows him to cover more ground faster and deal comfortably…


Comfort and cargo in one

The new Kubota RTV-X1140 transforms from a two-passenger vehicle with a large cargo bed to one that carries four passengers…

No astronauts needed!

Omarama Contractors David and Prue O’Neill (t/a David O’Neill) offer cultivation, baling, silage, direct drilling and mulching services and at…



Jeep 75 years young

Jeep is celebrating 75 years of 4x4, military history and outdoor adventure in 2016 and to mark the event, Jeep…

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Holsteins cruise away

The cattle carrier Awassi Express is on its way to China with 4500 Holstein cattle.

Luxurious Black Cow

Get ready to taste Black Cow, a brand of vodka made in Dorset, England, by dairy farmer and distiller Jason…


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