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‘Gran’ shows how it is done

It was hard for Suzanne Giesen when her husband John died. She was just 32, had five children aged from 1 to 11 and had a farm to run. More than 50 years later she is still living and working on the farm.

 

Eyeing up ag’s opportunities

In an electronic world, getting teenagers interested in careers in agriculture or horticulture is an uphill struggle.

World

US exports soar

US dairy exporters keep finding new markets for cheese and dairy ingredients despite facing trade tensions.

Irish dairy on enviro radar

The expansion of the dairy industry in Ireland is starting to affect the environmental health of the country’s lakes, rivers…
 

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…

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Agribusiness

 

Management

 

Why make stink silage?

Good silage making is a fine art, explains Chris Balemi, managing director of Agvance Nutrition.

Farm Health

Avoiding triple drench resistance

Triple drench resistance is appearing at an alarming rate, particularly in the North Island. But it can be prevented by correct management.

 

On-farm biosecurity a strict necessity

Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen rears calves and sees farm biosecurity as a necessity. For effective traceability and disease management he operates a ‘closed farm system’ along with a beef farmer and grazier

Machinery & Products

Retro-fit intelligence now a reality

Until now the possibility of taking data from existing mechanical implements and feeding the information into farm management systems has been a pipedream for most farmers.

 

8R gets golden gong

The latest John Deere 8R series tractors, yet to be released, have already won the only gold medal at the upcoming Agtritechnica event scheduled for November.

JD’s new 6M series breaks cover

John Deere's country manager for New Zealand, Mark Hamilton-Manns, says JD’s 6M series tractors are a rugged workhorse well received by all sectors of agriculture.

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Motoring

New wagon a little different

Subaru's latest SUV offering fills a need for drivers looking for something smaller and a little more potent than your…
 

Hilux ups the ante on safety

Toyota has raised the safety benchmark at grassroots level by introducing its Toyota Safety Sense Package on its hugely popular…

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Chipping in

The Hound was intrigued to read an article recently, on the Newsroom website, that shows that Education Minister Chris ‘Chippy’…

I'm alright

This old mutt has been contacted by many concerned individuals about the role the former Synlait boss John Penno is…

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