Tankers get into Anzac spirit

Fonterra tankers are wearing the Anzac poppy with pride this month to commemorate the centenary of the Anzac landings at…

NZPork courts consumers

The 2014 NZPork annual report has highlighted the importance of the New Zealand consumer to the future of its business,…

Field day for Waipā catchment

An event aimed at advising famers and landowners on how best to manage their property in an environmentally sustainable way,…


Heat to go on farm safety

Agriculture will remain under increasing scrutiny from regulators and consumers and it is up to the industry to educate them,…

Outstanding in her field

Dairy Woman of the Year 2015 Katie Milne hopes to use her new profile for the wider good of New…

Three of the best up for award

Two finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition for the top Maori sheep and beef farm, Mangaroa and Maranga, are…


What’s the beef?

Eating beef in the Indian state of Maharashtra now gives diners something extra to chew on – arrest, jail and a fine.

Aussie farm outlook brightens

Australian farmers are hearing that good times are coming: a top economic researcher predicts farm production will increase 5.3% to about A$54.4 billion next financial year.

Growers try new grain

Trials of the grain quinoa (‘keenwa’) are expanding in Australia as imports from South America, and prices, soar.


Very, very vexing

Fonterra's half-year results make unhappy reading to its 10,500 farmers, many struggling with drought and a precariously low payout.


Career switch paying dividends

Switching careers to dairy farming paid off for the three winners of the 2015 Auckland/Hauraki Dairy Industry Awards.


An eye in the sky

Imagine being able to walk into a field with your tablet or iPhone and be guided to a particular area or a plant not growing well. 

Planning for fodder beet

Assessing fodder beet yield is essential to minimise risk in transitioning stock onto the crop but be realistic about the level of accuracy that can be achieved.

Ahuwhenua finalists

Farms from the Far North and the East Coast have made the Ahuwhenua finals.

Farm Health

Two-pronged hit on facial eczema

Agritrade's Time Capsule bolus is credited with dealing soundly to facial eczema (FE) on the Martinovich family farm at Mangatangi,…

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New GM giants now in town

GENERAL MOTORS has given its Chevrolet and GMC pickups a major overhaul for 2015 and the new trucks are hitting…

Outback - A Kiwi favourite

The new Subaru Outback, hailed by the manufacturer as "the original crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV)", has been launched in…

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Your old mate has been around a few years and has seen and heard a few recommendations for reforms of…


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Dream closer to reality

PALMERSTON NORTH student Braydon Schroder is the latest winner of the Hugh Williams Ravensdown Memorial University Scholarship.

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