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Upskill to cope with less

Upskill to cope with less

FARMERS’ PROBLEMS  caused by the drop in Fonterra’s forecast milk solid payout are best tackled head-on with agribusiness management training, says Primary ITO, which offers courses in this discipline. The need is urgent to review and revise budgets and monitor cashflow to ensure debt levels don’t rise unnecessarily.  Spending cuts, increasing milk production and generally improving onfarm performance are among the options. Read more..
Seeking the best ‘outcast’ cows

Seeking the best ‘outcast’ cows

Massey researchers are four years into a trial which could have profound implications for beef and dairy farmers alike. Peter Burke reports the details as relayed at a recent Beef + Lamb NZ and DairyNZ dairy/beef integration day in the Manawatu. Read more..

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Animal testing likely to decline

Animal testing likely to decline

The chairperson of the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) says while animals will continue to be needed for research, testing and teaching, she expects the number to gradually decline.

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