In little over a decade palm kernel extract (PKE) grew from being a little known by-product, to one of the most commonly used supplements on NZ dairy farms.
With the winter tree-planting season just around the corner, it’s timely to look at the many farming ‘fruits’ they can provide -- besides any real ones.
The potential for fine mesh covers on potato crops to control pests and diseases globally is “huge”, says a researcher now doing field trials near Christchurch.
Biocontrol measures that helped Australian farmers control a serious dryland weed for 20 years may at last benefit New Zealand.
Farmers learn best from other farmers who have actually done it, says Extension 350 chairman Ken Hames.
GEA’s CowScout Responder accurately identifies cows on heat through remote technology, further allowing better understanding of a herd’s overall health.
LIC’s herd improvement roadshow last month attracted about 1500 farmers nationwide.
Five years of research has led to CRV Ambreed discovering that selective breeding will help reduce urinary nitrogen leaching on NZ farms by 20% within 20 years.
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) is concerned the dairy industry has the ability to select for polledness (no horns), but it is not a priority.
Milking frequency can be adjusted in a number of ways during a season, or part of a season, to become more efficient, reduce farmers’ hours in the milking shed and improve their lifestyle.
An intensive yet simple farm near Helensville, south Kaipara, last month won the Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards last month.
Even Canterbury's arable farmers would benefit from the increased biodiversity offered by native reforestation, claims the man leading the largest dryland reforestation effort on the plains.
Three farms have been selected for the prestigious 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy, celebrating excellence in Maori farming.
Some milkers in New Zealand could be lifting 1500-1800kg during each milking, and so doing a lot of work, says Josh Wheeler, a milk quality consultant.
Most people who have farms dogs will have problems with them in some form or another; a dog will have either a bad habit or an irritating quirk.
'Farm Smart, Farm Longer’ is the goal of the East Coast Farming expo, with two full days of seminars to help farmers achieve this.
Cow comfort is of prime importance in barn-based dairying, says a visiting British expert in cow housing systems.
The Clean Green Effluent Company says its multi-award winning system leads the way in effluent technology.
A staged approach to a comprehensive effluent system delivers on all counts, says a Kereone farmer.
A farmer and community led irrigation scheme has secured $1.37 million funding from the Government.
Otorohanga dairy farmer Laurie Pottinger says good work in the fencing of waterways has noticeably improved water clarity in catchments.
The maker of the Halo effluent monitoring system says it frees up farmers’ time and ensures they stay compliant.
Dairy farmers bracing for unannounced visits by Waikato Regional Council staff are reminded by a Feds spokesman to enforce health and safety rules onfarm.
Dairy farmers are being warned to keep a lookout for a common virus which may be becoming more virulent in New Zealand herds.
A new Maori-owned new dairy factory is being planned for the Kawerau region, modelled on the first Maori dairy company…
Some milkers in New Zealand could be lifting 1500-1800kg during each milking, and so doing a lot of work, says…
Milking frequency can be adjusted in a number of ways during a season, or part of a season, to become…
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Nicky Hutchinson “never dreamed” of becoming ‘The Boss’.