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‘Magical triple 6’ looms

New Zealand’s three major export sectors- beef, lamb and dairy- may pass the $6/kg mark simultaneously at some stage this…

 

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Apple envy of market

New Zealand's Envy apple took top spot in the US Apple Association’s (USApple) fiercely competitive Apple Madness bracket tournament.

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.

Ireland’s special brand of Green

Origin Green, a scheme that verifies the sustainability of Ireland’s food and drink production, now has 100% of the country’s dairy farmers and 90% of beef farmers signed up to its extensive auditing.

Opinion

Time to own it — Editorial

The immediacy of social media ensured that many dairy farmers shared in real time the horror of watching yet another…

 

Agribusiness

The Loe-down on farm safety

Farmers who resent the attention of WorkSafe inspectors in their workplaces should remember that more people still die on NZ…

 

Lean, but not mean – saves money

The first year Bay of Plenty Trevelyans Pack and Cool store introduced ‘lean manufacturing’ it saved the company about $340,000,…

Management

 

Plantings good for soldiers, farmers

Even Canterbury's arable farmers would benefit from the increased biodiversity offered by native reforestation, claims the man leading the largest dryland reforestation effort on the plains.

Three of the best make finals

Three farms have been selected for the prestigious 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy, celebrating excellence in Maori farming.

Farm Health

 

$1m to fight BVD and FE

Almost $1 million will go to projects aimed at combating animal diseases from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming…

Machinery & Products

Hopper opens up opportunities

The new Kverneland FlexCart from importer Power Farming comprises a 4300L hopper mounted on a robust chassis with oversize wheel…

 

N Series offers many choices

The recently introduced fourth generation Valtra N series boasts many features from its ‘big brother’ T series but is built…

Multibale shows twin talents

Tulloch Farm Machines, Masterton, has introduced a new Krone Big Pack 870 HDF XC MultiBale unique in its interest to…

The hands-free hectare

It was always going to happen, so no surprise that Harper Adams University, UK is combining all the facets of…

Motoring

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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Backwater?

Your canine crusader often hears claims that South Island’s West Coast is a backwater and behind the times.

Jerks

Your old mate has no time for the multinational, tax dodging, political activist group Greenpeace, which spends most of its…

 

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New Maori dairy factory for BoP

A new Maori-owned new dairy factory is being planned for the Kawerau region, modelled on the first Maori dairy company…

 
 

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…