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Perriam on the national stage

Luxury merino fashion brand Perriam has been selected for a special showcase on wool in fashion at the prestigious New…

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National

Zespri reports on strong season

An excellent 2014-15 season with increased volumes, good grower returns and strong growth to come – that was the message…

World

White paper a blueprint for Aussie farm profitability?

Australian farmers can look forward to a A$1.2 billion boost to farm incomes and more drought assistance as part of the recently released Federal Government’s long awaited agricultural competitiveness white paper.

Get on with TB fight

UK farmers are urging their Government to implement its 25-year TB eradication strategy immediately and in full to ensure farmer support for it remains strong.

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EU moves will slash grain supply

European legislation threatens to slash the trading bloc’s grain output, so boosting prices globally, growers at the UK’s Cereals event were told last month.

Oz lamb cooks up a win

Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Australia Day lamb advertisement has won TV Ad of the Year.

Opinion

Trying to do things smarter

Last month more than 150 agricultural contractors from all around the country gathered in Blenheim for the Rural Contractors New…

TPP on the way?

It is understood that top officials from 12 Pacific nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact are planning…

Agribusiness

Staying the course in value add

In recent months we’ve seen speculation from some commentators on the uncertain future of co-operative dairying in New Zealand –…

Management

Soil maps lead way to better farming

Producing detailed soil maps of New Zealand farms could help improve food production across the country, as well as reduce nitrate leaching, a Lincoln University report suggests.

Deer groups gain traction

Deer Industry NZ says it is fielding an upsurge in the number of farmers wanting to join an Advance Party (AP).

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How the haka changed packhouses

Trevelyans Packhouse on the outskirts of Te Puke is reminiscent of terminal one at London’s Heathrow international airport – in that it never seems to end. 

Farm Health

Farmer fined for cow deaths

A South Waikato dairy farmer has been sentenced in Rotorua District Court for neglect and ill treatment of cows that…

Potential cure for blow fly

Scientists waging war on Australia’s nastiest agricultural parasite have mapped the blowfly genome in a development that offers the potential…

TB control plan under fire

The anti-1080 lobby Farmers Against Ten Eighty (FATE) is claiming possums are scapegoats for TB outbreaks nationwide.

Machinery & Products

T4 tractor series goes to Tier 4

New Holland distributor CB Norwood, Palmerston North, has released the latest Tier 4 versions of the popular T4 series tractors…

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A JCB but not as we know it

It's no surprise to see JCB bring new products to the market, but the recent release of the 1CX-T combines…

Goat feeders meet growing need

A recently introduced premium range of goat feeding equipment from Stallion Plastics should hit the shelves in time for this…

Motoring

D40 still has the chops

The 2005 launch of the Nissan Navara D40 really tested its mettle, the media drive event hammering the trucks through…

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…

 

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West heads west

The Hound notes that Lincoln University’s vice-chancellor Andrew West has suddenly resigned. This old mutt hopes West’s replacement is not…

Nice drop!

A mate of the Hound recently attended the annual conference of Rural Contactors NZ, held in Blenheim in late June.

 

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The Wanaka A&P Show has been nominated as a finalist in the annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Event…

 

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Markets

Wool market buoyant

Wool market buoyant

Wool markets remain steady with the latest sale seeing increases of 1 to 2% overall, says NZWSI general manager, John…

Weaker dollar helps wool prices

Weaker dollar helps wool prices

The weakening New Zealand dollar helped local prices this week with most types increasing by the corresponding currency change, says…

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Wanaka A&P up for award

The Wanaka A&P Show has been nominated as a finalist in the annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Event…