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ANZCO changes hands

ANZCO FOODS is to become 100% owned by its long-time Japanese major shareholder Itoham Foods.

 

Taratahi set for growth

Agricultural training provider Taratahi says its efforts to attract new students have paid off with solid enrolments for 2018.

Stewart to head FAR

The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) has appointed Dr Alison Stewart as its new chief executive.

World

EU dairy exports on the rise

While overall dairy exports from New Zealand and Australia are declining, the European Union is showing strong export growth, says…

 

Saputo committed to Oz dairy

Canadian dairy company Saputo says its acquisition of Murray Goulburn will add to and complement the activities of its dairy…

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

 

A chance to pocket from Rockit

Syndicate agricultural investor MyFarm is moving into apples, looking for $13 million from investors to set up Rockit apple orchards.

Management

Integrated systems an answer for challenges

Cleaner rivers, welfare, environmental footprint, carbon footprint, dirty dairying... the list goes on. Buzzwords are driving changes to legislation and the way dairy farmers will have to operate in the future. 

Protecting a natural asset

In managing contaminants on your farm, part of the solution might be right under your nose. DairyNZ environment manager Dr David Burger explains. 

 

Farm Health

Lepto no longer men-only disease

With more women working in farming, more are contracting the disease leptospirosis, says the president of Rural Women NZ, Fiona Gower.

 

Getting the best from ram genetics

The health and longevity of commercial ram teams is an area where farmers can spend a small amount of time and attention to make a big impact.

Barn farmer got the very best advice

Pareora dairy farmer Peter Collins has paid tribute to the man at the centre of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak in helping him set up his huge new dairy barn system.

Machinery & Products

Auto command now on demand

New Holland is now offering its Auto Command continuously variable transmission on the T9 Series tractors.

 

Trailblazing Terra Trac

German harvester manufacturer Claas, known for the rubber track system it developed 30 years ago, went on to refine it.

Valtra wins 2018 tractor gong

The Valtra T254 Versu won the coveted Tractor of the Year 2018 (TOTY) and Best Design 2018 awards at Agritechnica 17 last month in Hannover, Germany.

Motoring

Small SUV with huge potential

Following the meteoric rise in the SUV market over the last decade, Korean manufacturer Hyundai has launched a small SUV.

 

T60 takes on the big boys

LDV distributor Great Lake Motors says it expects to shake up New Zealand’s ute market with its new LDV T60.

 

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