A biogas recovery system using methane from dairy effluent to generate electricity and heat water was one of three finalists in the Energy Technology of the Year award in the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.
Measuring the actual damage caused by pugging on farms is notoriously difficult, says Massey soil scientist Dr Dave Horne.
An expert in dairy production systems says farmers now have more science based tools to help them deal with the very wet conditions occurring in many regions, but good farm management still has a big role.
Dunsandel dairy farmer Tony Coltman is “100% confident” he can conform to strict new Environment Canterbury nitrogen leaching limits due to take effect by 2022.
Many farms are not where they should be in average pasture cover for this time of year.
Farmers installing solar power can now get a better return from it than from farming itself, a solar power installer claims.
The age-old practice of building barriers is useful in the modern context of protecting Waikato’s waterways, especially as we collectively move to beef up our guardianship of lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater.
The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely far higher than previous research suggests, according to a new study funded by AgResearch.
Southern Star Farms Ltd, an 85ha mixed farm near Waituna Lagoon, Southland, runs 300 Jersey cows and 2500 breeding ewes – a farm run seamlessly by Darrin and Joanne Crack.
Milking 80 cows, taking timber orders online, collecting duck eggs and hosting tourists are all in a day’s work for Te Awamutu farmer Graham Smith.
The idea of virtual fencing has been around for 20 years, but AgResearch believes its time has come and will soon start testing an Australian product.
Water losses due to accidents are common occurrences for tank owners.
Efficient processes for milk cooling, vat wash and yard hosing can add up to significant savings in water.
Why is it important to reduce sediment, phosphorus and E. coli losses from winter grazed paddocks?
A summer-long on-farm study of irrigation efficiency in the Ashburton area will provide a benchmark for progress.
Dairy farming has changed much in recent years and career progression is not as straightforward as it used to be.
Nitrogen entering the soil from the urine of cows is a big problem.
Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their ‘annual holiday’.
Do you think the easiest way to keep your berm tidy might be to get a goat? Don’t be fooled; it takes a lot of time and effort to properly care for a tethered goat.
When Lisa Hicks and partner Graham Sorensen opted for a career change in their early 40s they followed their passion for farming, reports feed maker SealesWinslow.
Lincoln Agritech has unveiled an advanced optical nitrate sensor for groundwater which it says will bring a paradigm shift in New Zealand’s groundwater management.
A Mid-Canterbury couple in only their second season milking their own herd have been named the Canterbury/North Otago Share Farmers of the Year 2017 at the Dairy Industry Awards.
Keeping goats can be a challenge for the farmer, but it's worth the effort.
Fodder beet, while having been grown in New Zealand for many years, has only recently gained popularity as an important part of dairy cow winter feeding systems.