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Great leader retires at 41

The dairy industry must look forward continually to assess itself as fit for purpose – or not. So says retiring DairyNZ director Ben Allomes.

World

Govt stalled on quad rollers

Australian farmers are urging the Federal Government to enforce the fitting of operator protection devices (OPDs) to all new quads…

 

Opinion

Farm levy/rebates way to go

An emissions trading scheme would not address the problem of agricultural emissions, said DairyNZ last week in its submission to…

 

Sellouts? — Editorial

OPINION: Despite the much hyped claim by certain prophets about the ‘historic’ agreement between the farming sector and the Government…

Agribusiness

 

Management

Higher margin, more efficiency

The average Jersey herd will make 67 cents more this season than a Holstein Friesian herd, claims Jersey Advantage spokesman James Courtman.

 

Farm Health

Selecting the right bull

Good bull management means running adequate numbers of bulls with the herd, reducing their stress, and handling bulls to minimise the risk of injury to people and animals, says DairyNZ.

Small things make a big difference

Lamb daily growth rates on sheep farms in New Zealand are in a huge range — from as low as 80g to 350g or more per lamb per day. 

Getting to the top of this range requires attention to detail.

Machinery & Products

JD updates 6R Series

John Deere's updated line-up of 6R Series tractors (110-250hp) includes the 6110R, 6120R, 6130R, 6145R, 6155R, 6175R, 6195R, 6215R, 6230R and 6250R.

 

Motoring

It’s a family affair

How does the Aussie Holden SUV range handle the modern Kiwi family lifestyle? We found out...

 

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