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Dairy prices bounce back

Dairy prices stabilised in last night’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, rising 1.7% following a 9% fall over the previous…

 

National

First woman head for Feds?

There is widespread speculation about a contest for the presidency of Federated Farmers at its annual meeting in June.

 

Global trends favour co-op

Fonterra is maintaining its forecast guidance but with a note of caution on some emerging headwinds, director John Monaghan says.

World

 

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.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

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…

Management

 

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…

Machinery & Products

Variant gets a large tick

Tractor makers routinely submit tractors for testing and review, but its much less common for machinery.

Turning back the clock

Giant self-propelled forage harvesters are a common sight in paddocks, but wind the clock 55 years to 1962, when the…

 

Making dairy shed wash cheaper

Water remains a hot topic, given the boom-and-bust cycles and the likelihood of restrictions and higher costs for the precious…

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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Milking It

Death subsidy popular

Dutch dairy farmers are queuing for a ‘death subsidy’ for cows as part of a plan to reduce the size…

Smoko break

It's not often the police invite the public to have a little fun with cannabis (marijuana).

 

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Cups-off early saves time

A time-saving strategy is to shorten the milking time for up to 20% of the herd, says DairyNZ scientist Dr…

 
 

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…