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New hope for Synlait deal

Canterbury milk processor Synlait has announced a new supply agreement with New Hope Nutritionals for production of their infant formula…

 

Is the Kiwi farm endangered?

Lab-grown meat will be produced at $2/kg within five years and plant-based burgers that bleed are now in US restaurants…

National

Show me the numbers

Federated Farmers wants Labour to tell farmers “what numbers you have in mind."

 

World

 

Queen steals food show

Rabobank’s Farm 2 Fork (F2F) summit in Sydney was all about food – but briefly became about fashion as Dutch Queen Maxima took to the stage with husband King Willem-Alexander to congratulate winners in the Food Bytes! competition.

Brexit fears grip EU farmers

European farming leaders are truly concerned about Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, says Beef + Lamb NZ chairman James Parsons, just home from his annual visit to Europe.

Opinion

 

A good move — Editorial

Fonterra is being criticised for its expensive advertising campaign promoting the co-op, the dairy industry and its farmer shareholders.

Why agriculture matters to NZ

Amongst the more enjoyable things to see in this world is the enthusiasm and commitment shown by younger members of…

Agribusiness

 

No complacency among the vines

Zespri's results are positive for everybody -- Gold, Green or organic growers and Zespri shareholders -- but you should never…

Dairy upturn buoys Fieldays

As the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays gets underway this week the chief executive of the organisation running it says there…

Management

 

NZ precision ag firm expands

The Lincoln precision agriculture company CropLogic is expanding into the North American market via its takeover of a Washington State firm.

Challenges ahead for arable

Big changes are coming in world food supply, says Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) chairman David Birkett.

Putting data to good use

Ravensdown is getting ready to roll out a new set of pasture and benchmarking tools designed to enable smarter nutrient decisions by showing planned versus actual nutrient spending over time.

Farm Health

 

Benefits of shearing pregnant ewes

Industry funded studies in New Zealand have shown that mid-pregnancy shearing can increase multiple-born lamb birthweight by up to 0.7…

Lambs good for training pups

Lambing is looming closer and if you have a young dog that isn’t showing much enthusiasm for sheep take advantage…

Machinery & Products

JD and Kramer in sales deal

John Deere has allied with Kramer-Werke, a German materials handling gear maker, to distribute the latter’s products via the JD…

 

Quad quandary over passenger rule

WorkSafe's recent statement that carrying a passenger on a single seat quad might be acceptable in exceptional circumstances – particularly…

Diesel’s days numbered?

Engine maker Cummins has been the go-to engine provider for many ag machine manufacturers for decades. And who doesn’t love…

Motoring

Built for speed and more!

Best known for its enduring off-road ability, the Toyota Land Cruiser has added another plaudit to its CV – notching…

Drive this over the Jones

You'll stand out if you're prepared to hand over the moolah for the Jeep Brute Sport. It won’t so much…

 

A ute this ain’t!

The latest Land Cruiser 70 series from Toyota is a truck, so it won’t be the choice of Remuera Roamers,…

Now that’s a ute!

A few days driving the MY17 Holden Colorado made it plain to this reviewer that this vehicle has moved on…

 

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Your canine crusader sees that multi-national, tax-dodging, political activist lobby group Greenpeace is whining about the ‘privacy intrusion’ on its…

Bludgers

This old mutt is not surprised to see that the smug tourism sector, which has been quick to jump on…

 

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Is the Kiwi farm endangered?

Lab-grown meat will be produced at $2/kg within five years and plant-based burgers that bleed are now in US restaurants…

 
 

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South Island wool sale eases

South Island wool sale eases

The 4700 bales on offer saw a 74% clearance with mixed results, however all prices paid locally are still above…

Wool continues to ease

Wool continues to ease

The 7250 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72% clearance with most types easing further.

 

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…