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SIDE heading to Ashburton

For the first time in its 23-year history, the two-day South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is heading to Ashburton.

 

World

Mission impossible

Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor is off to Europe soon to try and breathe some life into free trade…

Oz reforms in tatters

The Australian dairy industry has dropped an ambitious plan to form a single 'whole-of-industry' body.

Opinion

Editorial: Farmers need help

OPINION: It took Methven farmers Laurence and Philly Rooney a few days before they could access their flood-ravaged farm.
 

Where's the dollars and sense?

With all the hype around the benefits of regenerative agriculture, a significant aspect appears to be missing – economics.

Editorial: Yawn!

OPINION: Budget 2021, for the primary and rural sector, was basically a non-event.

Agribusiness

Campaign for hunters

OSPRI has launched a nationwide TB education campaign for hunters, providing them with the advice they need to keep themselves…

Management

Reducing winter grazing risks

A Southland farmer believes careful planning is the key to mitigating potential risks of grazing livestock on fodder crops during the winter.

An eye on the future

Fonterra recently announced a forecast milk price range for the coming season of $7.25 to $8.75 per kgMS, with a midpoint of $8.00 per kgMS.

 

FMG offers Moving Day tips

Rural insurer FMG is offering up three tips for farmers and contract milkers to support a successful Moving Day this year.

Farm Health

Global recognition for genetic work

A novel scientific approach which has identified a number of genetic variants impacting the health and wellbeing of New Zealand dairy cows has been published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Genetics.

Trial for low methane sheep

Artificial breeding will play a role in accelerating the transition of a proportion of Beef + Lamb New Zealand's (B+LNZ) commercial ewe flock to a low methane emitting flock.

Quarantine drenching critical - expert

Farmers importing stock onto their farm are being urged to have a quarantine drenching regime in place to further prevent the spread of triple drench resistance.

Machinery & Products

Major deal for AgriQuip

New Plymouth-based AgriQuip has been appointed as the exclusive importer and distributor of the Major Equipment brand, with the aim of distributing a selection of products from the company’s range of grasscutting equipment.

 

Made in New Zealand: Creating believers

Made in New Zealand is a feature that looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, making productive and cost-effective products for the agricultural sector. This week we take a closer look at FIL, catching up with GEA Farm Technologies NZ chief executive officer, Campbell Parker.

Lady muck really does suck

As anyone will attest to – if they’re married to someone with horses, have kids with ponies or are foolish enough to own these animals themselves – a big downside is the large, regular mess they leave behind.

Motoring

A price saving proposition

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

Outback now in its 25th year

Now in its 25th year, and sixth edition, the 2021 Subaru’s Outback wagon was recently launched in New Zealand. 

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The Hound

Cracked China

OPINION: Your old mate reckons Fonterra and its dairy farmer shareholders may well be all cock-a-hoop about the prospects of…

Seriously?

OPINION: The Hound hears that government department MBIE is apparently working on a 'NZ Battery Project' to try and find…

Milking It

Nestle's admission

OPINION: It is the biggest dairy company in the world but Nestle is under pressure after admitting that more than…

Milk is healthy

OPINION: Promoters of 'healthy' plant-based 'milk' take note! Regular consumption of cow milk is not associated with increased levels of…

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