Scheme helps 1000 a week

Organiser of the rural wellbeing programme Farmstrong say it has exceeded expectations in its first year, supporting on average 1000…


Narrow win for rivers plan

A plan change proposal aimed at restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers has been narrowly approved by Waikato…


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.

Brexit angst for Irish farmers

Irish sheep and beef farmers are blaming Britain’s planned exit from the European Union (Brexit) for lower-than-normal prices for their stock.


Irish anxious about Brexit

Brexit has thrown up huge uncertainty for farmers within and outside the European Union (EU), says the president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), Joe Healy.

Vets’ status under Brexit cloud

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging UK governments to protect the status of EU veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who are currently living and working in the UK.




Showing the boys how it’s done!

Helen Slattery is the rural contracting sector's first woman to gain a national certificate in infrastructure works supervision Level 5.


PGP gaining traction – Guy

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says an independent study shows Primary Growth Partnerships (PGP) can generate $6.4 billion by 2025.



Supplements needed for multi-lamb ewes

For a high-yielding 80kg ewe -- dairy or with multiple lambs – to produce at least 3kgMS/day, her voluntary intake of high-energy feed must be near 3kgDM/day.

New challenge in milking goats

South Auckland farmer Hamish Noakes had no crystal ball four years ago when he pulled out of cow dairying and started milking goats.

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Machinery & Products

Cultivation well covered

Well known for making power harrows, rotary hoes, sub-soilers, mulchers and combination drills, Alpego has for 45 years used Swedish…


No tractor drivers, no problem

Automation seems to know no boundaries and the latest manufacturer to show its hand – CNH Industrial – sees self-driving…

More than a rear view camera!

Safety comes high on the agenda of many tractor developers and manufacturers, but many industry watchers don’t realise that much…



Keep it all under cover

A new, easy-to-use cover for utes that doesn't require holes drilled into the bodywork will be taking pride of place…

Top ute on charge

The Mitsubishi Triton has obviously caught the eye of New Zealand’s ute buyers, as it sits in the top three…

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Your canine crusader thinks Fed head William Rolleston comes across at times as a bit too nice – perhaps because…


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Global milk production tumbles

Global milk production has fallen faster than expected in recent months, with the resulting rally in global dairy markets expected…

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Wool market firms

Wool market firms

The double auctions in the South and North Islands attracted more interest yesterday.

Wool sale steadies

Wool sale steadies

The South Island sale of 8565 bales comprising a wide range of wool types saw good support with 78% of…

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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…