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Emissions down 20% in 27 years

New Zealand dairy farming has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20% since 1990, measured as carbon dioxide equivalent per kilogram…

 

PKE - friend or foe?

In little over a decade palm kernel extract (PKE) grew from being a little known by-product, to one of the…

National

Farmers cheer water report

Dairy farmers are applauding the clear message in Sir Peter Gluckman’s freshwater report that everyone has a role to play…

 

World

US lawsuit over Irish butter

Wisconsin may be America’s ‘dairy state’ but in butter some citizens’ loyalty lies with Kerrygold from Ireland.

 

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.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

 

Primary exports on the increase

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming new figures forecasting that primary exports will reach $37.5 billion for the year…

Management

PKE - friend or foe?

In little over a decade palm kernel extract (PKE) grew from being a little known by-product, to one of the…

 

Farm Health

Keeping milk fever in check

Canterbury farmer Assaf Sol is combating milk fever in his herd by supplementing magnesium in various ways, reports the supplier…

Keeping an eye on BCS

Treating second year heifers like mixed aged cows is one of the main reasons they don’t get in calf again,…

 

Close the gate to antibiotics

The dairy industry’s attitude towards antibiotics is being challenged, says mastitis management expert Steve Cranefield.

Machinery & Products

Give roots room to move

With Autumn having been so wet, the spring might call for a little soil loosening to drain excess moisture and…

S series hits the 400hp mark

Hot on the heels of its A and N series, Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra has topped out its fourth-generation S…

 

Motoring

 

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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Taking it easy

Cows in Germany are being given three-month maternity leave to take care of their offspring.

A cow of an idea

GDP per capita in Zimbabwe (in constant dollars) is about where it was in 1960, and markedly lower than it…

 

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New Maori dairy factory for BoP

A new Maori-owned new dairy factory is being planned for the Kawerau region, modelled on the first Maori dairy company…

 
 

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…