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Elite herd offered online

An elite Southland Friesian herd is set to become the biggest single livestock offering sold online so far.

Kiwi dairy product that could help Covid immunity

Hamilton-based Ruakura Technologies is developing a dairy-based natural product that it says has the potential to offer immediate short-term immune support against the virus causing Covid-19 disease.

Government funds RA research

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says the Government will fund two new research projects to investigate the impacts of regenerative farming practices.

World

Oz milk co-op fined $11,000

An Australian farmer co-operative that purchases milk from farmers across the country has been fined $11,000 for breaching the country's…

Opinion

Why we need to change

OPINION: Any organisation's capital structure must align with its strategy. That is the mantra and that is something I support.

What COP26 means for co-op

Fonterra's Amsterdam-based trade strategy and stakeholder affairs manager, Mark Casey, recently attended COP26 - the annual United Nations Convention on…

Nutrient claims are crap!

OPINION: A debate has emerged in nutrient management and fertiliser advice, brought to a head by the hype about regenerative…

Agribusiness

New head for FoodWaikato

Dairy product manufacturer New Zealand Food Innovation Waikato (FoodWaikato) has appointed Tony Giles as its new chief executive.

Management

Changing for the future

The Everest family of Ashburton in Hinds are one of many local farming families working hard to reduce nitrogen loss.

When to wean lambs?

The ideal weaning date should be guided by whether it achieves two key goals.

Farm Health

NAIT compliance still not up to scratch

A recent review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the livestock sector were unprepared to tackle a large scale response.

Machinery & Products

Letting Dirty Steve do the cleaning!

Dirty Steve is a new range of automotive cleaning products designed to bring maximum shine to utes, 4WDs, side-by-sides, ATVs, tractors and farm equipment.

Vaderstad's new drill is Inspire(d)

Tillage, seeding and planting specialists Vaderstad has introduced its new Inspire product range – focused on the 12-metre seed drill segment.

JD's new 6Rs for 2022

With the upcoming market year 2022 (MY22) only a few weeks away, John Deere has released details of changes to its 6R tractor range.

Motoring

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

A price saving proposition

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate –…

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The Hound

Fond farewell

OPINION: Your canine crusader would like to pay tribute and a fond farewell to former Agriculture Minister and Dairy NZ…

Front page!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons (un) social media is just an echo chamber of self-important, self-professed experts who lecture and…

Milking It

Seaweed saviour

OPINION: Scientists in Ireland are going underwater to solve their dairy sector’s methane conundrum.

Due recognition

OPINION: National's new leader Christopher Luxon’s first speech after his elevation to the top job included one important line about…

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