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First woman head for Feds?

There is widespread speculation about a contest for the presidency of Federated Farmers at its annual meeting in June.

 

Global trends favour co-op

Fonterra is maintaining its forecast guidance but with a note of caution on some emerging headwinds, director John Monaghan says.

World

 

UK vets worry over Brexit

British vets are nervous about changes that may arise from Brexit, says British Veterinary Association (BVA) president Gudrun Ravetz.

Opinion

 

Bob's blog

From Donald Trump's sobriety to a NZ$54,461 bottle of Madeira, here's the blog of MW Bob Campbell.

Agribusiness

 

Management

Training will change bad habits

Most people who have farms dogs will have problems with them in some form or another; a dog will have either a bad habit or an irritating quirk.

 

Farm Health

 

Growing your calves well

Rearing young stock on single species grazing systems under irrigation may become very challenging as there is often no alternative species grazing to help reduce parasite burdens on the pasture.

Machinery & Products

The biggest Massey yet

The latest high-power tractor to top the six model Massey Ferguson 8700 series is the new 8740, which hits the magic 400hp mark at rated output and peaks at 407hp.

The hands-free hectare

It was always going to happen, so no surprise that Harper Adams University, UK is combining all the facets of high-tech agriculture to grow a ‘hands-free hectare’.

 

Variant gets a large tick

Tractor makers routinely submit tractors for testing and review, but its much less common for machinery.

Turning back the clock

Giant self-propelled forage harvesters are a common sight in paddocks, but wind the clock 55 years to 1962, when the Gehl 188 Chop King hit the country, and there must have been eyes standing out on stalks.

Motoring

A ute this ain’t!

The latest Land Cruiser 70 series from Toyota is a truck, so it won’t be the choice of Remuera Roamers,…

 

Now that’s a ute!

A few days driving the MY17 Holden Colorado made it plain to this reviewer that this vehicle has moved on…

 

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The Hound

Own goal

The Hound would like to know how much Fonterra and its shareholders’ council is paying rugby commentator – and a…

Alternative facts?

The Hound sees that the temporary leader of the Labour Party, Andrew Little, is not averse to employing Trump-like tactics,…

 

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Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…