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Record strike of bulls

Holstein Friesian New Zealand (HFNZ) says its joint sire proving programme with CRV Ambreed is breaking records.

 

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Fined for ramming cows

A Rotorua farm manager has been convicted and fined $3,500 after admitting he used a four-wheel drive to hit dairy…

 

Watch out for the Aussies

China is likely to remain the largest export market for New Zealand dairy products – but watch out for competition…

25c lift in milk price

Fonterra has lifted its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2017-18 season by 25c to $6.75/kgMS.

World

Welsh farmers brace for Brexit

Milk production in Wales has changed dramatically in the last 30 years: in 1984 the country had 6500 producers; now it has 1730 achieving the same production.

 

A farmer with a difference

Given that the average farm size in northern Italy is 9.8ha, the operation run by Dario Soresina and his family at Crema, just south of Begamo, makes him a slightly different type of dairy farmer.

Opinion

 

Doing well for a small outfit

Prime Minister Bill English recently spoke at the NZ Institute of International Affairs annual dinner and touched on trade. Here…

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Farm Health

Record strike of bulls

Holstein Friesian New Zealand (HFNZ) says its joint sire proving programme with CRV Ambreed is breaking records.

 

To cull or not to cull?

Ideal growing conditions in many places — despite record autumn rains — have delayed cow culls, allowing some herd managers…

Machinery & Products

 

DeLaval reveals Rotary E100

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

Motoring

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,…

 
 

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Health cards for cow ID

The animal husbandry department of an Indian state has stepped up work to provide health cards to cows.

Feed them spuds

In 1993 Jim Herr, the owner of Herr Food Inc, in the US, most famous for its line of potato…

 

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Is the Kiwi farm endangered?

Lab-grown meat will be produced at $2/kg within five years and plant-based burgers that bleed are now in US restaurants…

 
 

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…