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Getting a taste of consumers

The red meat sector wants to know what attributes in beef and lamb products are important to key consumers and…

National

 

Innovation and technology the answer

Sustainability and scientific innovation is high on the agenda of Waikato dairy farmer Grant Coombes, standing as a self-nominated candidate…

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

 

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…

 

Telford enters new era

Lincoln University's transfer of its Telford agricultural training operation at Balclutha to Wairarapa-based Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre has been completed,…

Management

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.

 

Laid back and loving it

The Irwin family -- Geoff, Lee and son Steve -- milk 330 cows on 83ha at Kiwitahi, near Morrinsville, in what Geoff describes as “a relaxed farming system”.

Farm Health

 

Velvet pills aid dog welfare

Farmers are buying a deer velvet supplement to give their working dogs zest and longevity, claims the maker, Gevir, of…

Machinery & Products

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…

 

Pottinger delivers the numbers

Although conditions in the agricultural machinery sector continue to be difficult, the family-owned Austrian firm of Pöttinger was still able…

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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Blast from the past

Your canine crusader hears that the failed former meat company chief executive Graeme Thompson is about to publish a book …

Bottom line

While the nation waits for the former MP for Northland to decide who the new government will be (don’t you…

 

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Laid back and loving it

The Irwin family -- Geoff, Lee and son Steve -- milk 330 cows on 83ha at Kiwitahi, near Morrinsville, in…

 
 

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…