The Hardi Ranger is a 2500L sprayer that suits row crop, cereals, pasture renovation and horticulture work.
About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.
A summer-long on-farm study of irrigation efficiency in the Ashburton area will provide a benchmark for progress.
Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their ‘annual holiday’.
Nitrogen entering the soil from the urine of cows is a big problem.
Dairy farming has changed much in recent years and career progression is not as straightforward as it used to be.
The difference today in the beef industry between the top-and bottom-performing cattle is greater than it has ever been, says Bill Austin, of Austins Ultrasound Ltd.
In two weeks the supreme winner of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards will be named at a ceremony in Invercargill.
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.
Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.
Keeping goats can be a challenge for the farmer, but it's worth the effort.
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.
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.
The weather in the next two months will play a big part in how dairy farmers in Northland cope in the new season. That’s the view of DairyNZ’s regional leader in the province, Chris Neill.
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.
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 recently announced grant from MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund will pay for the next stage of a biological control project aimed at the invasive weed field horsetail.
Some 200 people turned out recently to a field day at Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm, near Kaikohe in the Far North.
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.
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