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Cow collars cut farmer stress

Fitting out an entire dairy herd with wireless digital activity monitors is so effective a management tool that it even…

 

Banks: we’re loving them

Most farmers are satisfied with their banks, according to the latest Federated Farmers Banking Survey.

Copper needs of cattle

Copper (Cu) is an essential micronutrient of cattle with many vital roles, ranging from facilitating the formation of red blood…

National

‘Choose black’ wins gold

A campaign to market mastitis treatments to dairy farmers has been recognised at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards.

DWN adapting to change

The saying that ‘change is the only constant in life’ is true for the dairy industry and standing still is…

 

Dairy-Wagyu cross offer

Two New Zealand farmer-owned co-ops are jointly offering an alternative revenue stream for farmers through a Wagyu programme.

Synlait opens new plant

Synlait milk has doubled its milk powder canning capability with the opening of a $55 million facility at Mangere, Auckland.

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 Fonterra’s November Global Dairy Update.

 

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 division in Australia.

Oz supply chain at crossroads

Australia's key dairy region is facing a “supply chain revolution,” says Rabobank senior dairy analyst Michael Harvey.

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.

NZ can do better in this era

Examining the primary sector policies of Labour, and thus our new Government, there are a few things on my wish…

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

Cow collars cut farmer stress

Fitting out an entire dairy herd with wireless digital activity monitors is so effective a management tool that it even…

 

Copper needs of cattle

Copper (Cu) is an essential micronutrient of cattle with many vital roles, ranging from facilitating the formation of red blood…

Low N cow project

DairyNZ will lead a seven-year $21 million research partnership to contribute to cleaning up rural waterways.

Farm Health

62 years and counting

AI technician Don Shaw (79) has been surrounded by dairy cows his entire life, bringing many calves into the world.

 

Machinery & Products

Trailblazing Terra Trac

German harvester manufacturer Claas, known for the rubber track system it developed 30 years ago, went on to refine it.

 

Room with a phew

Can you guess what's covering the interior of this Case IH Puma? Hint: the driver was on effluent duties.

Motoring

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.

 

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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Miserable cow!

Who would have predicted an attack on dairying in Morrinsville?

 

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