Feds honour excellence

Federated Farmers has unveiled six winners in its inaugural National Conference Awards.



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.



Mums appeal for support

In 2008 I made a life changing decision to move from my urbanised hometown of Southampton, UK, to the rolling…

Reduce winter nitrogen losses

Having enough nitrogen in farming systems is essential. But having too much, or not managing it wisely, can have marked…

The mood at Mystery Creek

Arguably the mood at the National Fieldays is a tangible barometer for farmer confidence. When the dairy pay-out was high,…


Kiwifruit orchard values soar

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


ZIP aims to keep the nasties out

Predator proof fencing made more attractive for the agriculture industry is a goal of a new predator research facility near Lincoln, Canterbury.

Big sheep milk conversion at Taupo

Maui Milk has acquired a 770ha farm near Lake Taupo and is converting it to a sheep milking operation aimed at achieving $4 million farm income within two to three years.


Cows need to bear and rear

Heifers and cows which fail to bear and rear a calf at the Bay of Islands property that breeds Waitangi Angus don't get second chances.

Software helps farmer manage drought

A farmer hit for two years by drought says farm management software from Farm IQ is helping him make timely decisions and get better results.

Farm Health

Bobby calf rules fast-tracked

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says he had always intended to "fast-track" some of the new animal welfare regulations on…

Machinery & Products

The ABC of SCRs

Whether you talk cows or tractors the buzzword is emissions, raising the fart problem which the government will have to…


Tier 5 just around corner

Just as we get to grips with Tier 4 final emission regulations on new tractors and learn the acronyms DOC,…

Country meets CBD

Waikato companies Power Farming and the Good George Brewing Company got together during Fieldays...


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

Heads to roll?

The Hound wonders whether Fonterra’s failure to get its constitutional changes ratified by 75% of farmers at this month’s special…

1950's revisited

The Hound understands that the self-proclaimed meat industry saviour and friend to only those who agree with his world-view –…


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Showcasing clear pathways to encourage young people into primary industry careers will be the focus of New Zealand Young Farmers…


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North Island wool levels steady

North Island wool levels steady

The high volume of short second shears eased slightly at the latest NZ Wool Services International's auction compared to 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…