Straight and true

World Ploughing chairman Colin Millar, of Rotorua, says the winners of this year's NZ ploughing championships are in contention with…


Farmers march on London

At least 2000 farmers marched in London last month to pressure the Government to do more to address Britain's agricultural crisis.

UK farmers fear leaving EU

Leaving the European Union would put the UK's access to vital farm subsidies and free market trade at risk, prominent British farm leaders are warning.




Kiwifruit orchard values soar

Orchard values are going through the roof compared even with pre-Psa levels, says Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer.


Marbling the way to go – breeder

The New Zealand beef industry has got "in a bit of a hole" because it doesn't pay for carcase differentiation, says John Bayly of Waitangi Angus.


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Machinery & Products

Two into one will go

Grassland specialist Kuhn has introduced a fully mounted, twin rotor hay or silage rake – a first for the company…


Kubota on increase

Over the last few years Kubota has indicated its intention of becoming a major global player.


Still turning many heads

The saying goes “the only good thing to come out of Birmingham (UK) is the M6 motorway”, but just a…

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The Hound

More than careless

Your canine crusader hears that all is not well within the work environs of rural lobby Fed Farmers, where a…


The Hound had a bit of a giggle at the sight of the party’s supposed mates giving it a serve…


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Genetics could help combat FE

An outbreak of facial eczema (FE) on the West Coast is driving home the need for FE-tolerant genetics, according to…

This drone is no toy!

Drones have quickly evolved from being expensive toys to useful tools in a farmer's arsenal.


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Wool attracts mixed support

Wool attracts mixed support

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited's CEO John Dawson reports that targeted buying saw some types well supported at the…

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…