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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

Let’s do things differently

Professor Jon Hickford, from Lincoln University’s faculty of agriculture and life sciences, gives his view on where the new government…

Time for a culture change

It makes grim reading to see that agricultural deaths have numbered 124 over the last seven years – about four…

 

Agribusiness

 

Management

Better care a key to ram survival

Improving basic animal husbandry and health care in rams would likely increase longevity regardless of breed or strain of breed, a study found.

 

Lucerne advocate proves a point

Long-time lucerne expert and advocate Professor Derrick Moot of Lincoln University says he’s now getting interest in his work from around the world.

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.

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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The Hound

Pussycats

The Hound was contacted by a farmer concerned at the complete silence of supposed rural and farming advocates NZ First…

Change the record

This old mutt is getting a little bored with the claim by the newly minted Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor --…

 

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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…