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Valtra wins 2018 tractor gong

The Valtra T254 Versu won the coveted Tractor of the Year 2018 (TOTY) and Best Design 2018 awards at Agritechnica…

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Irrigators testing waters

IrrigationNZ is back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems to help farmers improve the efficiency of their water applications.

 

Looking beyond the cow

Westland Milk Products’ (WMP) chief executive says the co-op may in future look beyond the cow in the products it…

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

UK retailer eyes $19m of Kiwi R&D

Technology developed in New Zealand could save sheepmeat suppliers to a big UK supermarket chain $19 million annually, says the developer.

 

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.

Farm Health

 

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.

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 likes moves by the Australian government to pass a law that will force animal rights activists to hand…

Yeah, right

This old mutt reckons Fonterra shareholders council chairman Duncan Coull has done nothing to dispel the oft-heard claim that his…

 

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