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World Animal Day coming up

Agcarm reminds all farm and pet owners of their responsibility to care for the welfare of their animals in recognition…

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Vets’ status under Brexit cloud

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging UK governments to protect the status of EU veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who are currently living and working in the UK.

 

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.

Opinion

NZ wins from trade deals

The question many people are asking is, 'which trade deal will it be: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) or the…

The biggest yet

Rural contractors from around the country descended on the Bay of Islands in late June for this year's RCNZ annual…

Agribusiness

PGP gaining traction – Guy

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says an independent study shows Primary Growth Partnerships (PGP) can generate $6.4 billion by 2025.

Management

Benefits of beef sires

Use of proven beef genetics delivers the goods on dairy farms, a five-year study has found.

 

Choices ‘need not be either/or’

Environment Minister Nick Smith recently outlined the Government’s objectives on freshwater management. Here are excerpts from his speech given as part of the 2016 Lincoln Environment lecture.

Pasture renewal pays big dividends

Despite plenty of evidence showing the clear benefits of renewing pastures, renewal rates in New Zealand remain very low, claims the Pasture Renewal Charitable Trust.

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

More than a rear view camera!

Safety comes high on the agenda of many tractor developers and manufacturers, but many industry watchers don’t realise that much…

 

Will these robots ever catch on?

A UK research company suggests the market for agricultural robots and drones, now about $3 billion annually, will balloon to…

Motoring

Keep it all under cover

A new, easy-to-use cover for utes that doesn't require holes drilled into the bodywork will be taking pride of place…

Top ute on charge

The Mitsubishi Triton has obviously caught the eye of New Zealand’s ute buyers, as it sits in the top three…

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The Hound

Seriously, Lincoln?

Your canine crusader had to giggle at the latest spin coming out of Lincoln University, now engulfed in a financial…

Not so GE-free

The Hound had to shake his head at the performance of the Hastings District Council (HDC) and the debacle it…

 

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Markets

South Island wool bounces

South Island wool bounces

Despite a strengthening NZ dollar, the varied selection at this week's South Island auction attracted strong support.

Wool market steady

Wool market steady

The North Island wool auction received revived support this week with an improved 81% of the 5700 bales selling.

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…