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No ‘dirty deal’ done

The European Union ambassador to New Zealand has denied claims by the NZ meat industry that it has done the…

 

LIC bulls given all clear

LIC has confirmed its artificial breeding bulls are free from the Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease.

Alliance directors re-elected

Directors Dawn Sangster and Russell Drummond have been re-elected unopposed as farmer-elected directors of Alliance Group.

World

EU hardline blamed for Brexit

An Irish politician is blaming the inflexibility and hardline tactics of the European Union (EU) on the UK voting to leave the bloc.

 

Opinion

 

Political divide over farming

The impact of agriculture on our environment has been a hot topic in Parliament, leading to a sense among rural…

Agribusiness

 

EU deal would benefit NZ and EU

Modelling done by the European Community shows that its agriculture would be little affected by a free trade agreement with…

Trade key to NZ’s future

Of the top five countries New Zealand trades with, it only has trade deals with two, an ExportNZ conference has…

Management

Networking charges first-time entrants

Meeting other entrants and finding out about the work everyone else was doing were highlights of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards for Waikato finalists Peter and Karen West.

 

Blanket topdressing nearing an end

The days of trekking across hill country farms to get samples of soil fertility, then blanket spreading fertiliser, are nearing their end, says Ravensdown.

Massey’s valuable link to Ireland

Irish grasslands researcher Dr Phil Creighton is leading a project looking at new grass species to improve ewe performance and speed the growth rate of lambs.

Couple happy to get back home to farm

Taranaki farmers Peter and Nicola Carver are back on their farm after a recent trip to Wellington as the national ambassadors for sustainable farming.

Farm Health

Sheep do well on fodder beet

High yielding and palatable, fodder beet allows the wintering of large numbers of sheep in a small area and frees…

 

Machinery & Products

Designers cheer weigh scale

Gallagher has won the supreme award from New Zealand’s industrial design community -- a group beyond the farmgate.

 

Seed drills offer many options

The new Espro 6000 RC seed drill offers two separate metering and distribution systems on one universal seed drill package…

Keeping hedges nice and tidy

Vineyards and orchards typically have vertical shelterbelts to ensure crops do not succumb to the effects of wind.

Only tough will do

The capital cost of high-output modern tractors and machinery has prompted many agricultural contractors to diversify into civil work such…

Motoring

Small SUV with huge potential

Following the meteoric rise in the SUV market over the last decade, Korean manufacturer Hyundai has launched a small SUV.

 

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…

 

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Tickled Pink

The Hound's editor was contacted by a Hawkes Bay sheep farmer about an item in the Oct 24 column on…

Gassed

This old mutt hears that his good mate and former chairman of failed meat industry ginger group, MIE, John McCarthy…

 

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Markets

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…