Wallabies killed by poison in a previous year’s control effort in the Mackenzie Basin.

Bright green peanut butter baits are being laid in an area of the Mackenzie District for the third year running to try to suppress an isolated population of wallabies adjacent to the Mount Cook National Park.

 
 
2017 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards finalist Nic Leary.

Having people of differing expertise visit her farm to view and offer advice was extremely valuable, says 2017 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards finalist Nic Leary.

Christine Pitt, of Meat & Livestock Australia, speaks at the New Zealand Institute or Primary Industry Management conference at Lincoln.

Alternative proteins, meat-based snacks, insects, new types of packaging, eating on-the-go, 3D printing of food: change is coming fast and rural professionals need to get with it, says Meat & Livestock Australia’s Christine Pitt.

 
Three generations of Mike Winikerei’s family have worked for Affco.

Call at the Affco Horotiu stockyards any time between 5am and 5pm on any day and the chances are Mike Winikerei will be there.

Quinton Scandrett on a farm bike that’s charged from a generator powered from effluent biogas.

A ground-breaking prototype methane recovery system on a 950 cow farm in Southland has demonstrated for the first time the commercial viability of this technology in a cool climate.

CropLogic chief executive Jamie Cairns.

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

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

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.

About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.

The difference today in the beef industry between the top-and bottom-performing cattle is greater than it has ever been, says Bill Austin, of Austins Ultrasound Ltd.

Some 200 people turned out recently to a field day at Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm, near Kaikohe in the Far North.

A recently announced grant from MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund will pay for the next stage of a biological control project aimed at the invasive weed field horsetail.

 

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