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Farmer views sought by researcher

Lincoln University PhD student Christina Berneheim is inviting farmers to complete an online questionnaire to express their views on the industry.

 

World

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit…

 

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

Owl Farm flying high

Owl Farm uses proven research and good practice and, importantly, encourages young people into the dairy industry.

 

OZ/NZ share many common problems

New Zealand and Australia share many problems in common in their dairy industries, says Professor Yani Garcia from Sydney University.

Management

Deer farmer no quitter

When 300mm of rain fell in four hours and blew out a year’s worth of environmental mitigation work, Steve Borland admits “it just about broke me”.

Time to rethink how we farm

Agrichemicals are an addiction and pests are not the problem, claims a visiting American entomologist, Dr Jon Lundgren.

 

Farm Health

NAIT for sheep?

Bringing sheep into the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system may be a way of getting more value out of the animals, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor claims.

Get a feel for ewes’ body condition

Weaning is an ideal time to body condition score (BCS) ewes as it allows valuable summer feed to be partitioned into lighter ewes to give them a lift before tupping.

Time to put Johne’s on the map

Johne's disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal health concern for goat farmers. 

Don’t treat pests as a problem

Farmers should stop treating agricultural pests as a problem, and instead realise they are a symptom of an unsustainable farming method, says a visiting expert in ‘regenerative’ agriculture.

Machinery & Products

Right on track

Tractors, harvesters and even trailers might run on rubber tracks, but it’s not something you’d expect to see under cattle crushes or hoof trimmers.

 

Motoring

Tried and tested Triton

Performance, safety upgrades and a new look for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton have the manufacturer suggesting it expects its sales…

 

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The Hound

Fire sales?

Your canine crusader hears that Fonterra’s current financial woes could see the dairy co-op dumping many of its key assets.

Boring

This old mutt has been a long-time critic of the multi-national, tax-dodging, political activist group Greenpeace for its sustained and…

 
 

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