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Call for help answered

With the drought reaching a crisis level in Central Hawkes Bay with supplementary feed almost non-existent, farmers in the Wairarapa have answered the call for help.

Have your say — Moore

Waikato farmer Ben Moore is urging farmers to have their say on the DairyNZ levy vote, which closes this week.

 

Fonterra’s big break

Former Fonterra chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden believes the co-operative will come out a stronger global player post-COVID-19.

World

NZ butter booming in the US

Boutique dairy, Lewis Road Creamery, says sales of its premium butter in the US have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion

 

Leading the way — Editorial

OPINION: If any good can come out of the current COVID-19 crisis it will be greater acknowledgement of the importance…

Agribusiness

Young manager for NZYF farm

New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) has appointed Sam Waugh as the farm manager of its 74ha dairy farm in Auckland.

Breeder joins HFNZA board

The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively brought forward the appointment of Southland dairy farmer Helen Cummings to the national board of…

Management

Zero bobby calves

The versatility of Holstein Friesians is being credited with allowing a young South Canterbury couple to produce zero bobby calves.

History of dairy goats in NZ

Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9,000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.

 

Eyes open to different ways of farm ownership

Farmer Jane Smith was “blown away” by the group dynamic and drive when she and husband Blair hosted the North Otago-based Growth and Development in Farming Action Group at Newhaven Farms in Oamaru.

Farm Health

Re-consider pre-lamb shearing

Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country are already stretched.

Ready for winter mating

With winter around the corner, LIC says farm staff are busy tending to bulls to ensure they capture the vital semen needed for New Zealand’s dairy herd.

Machinery & Products

Helping comply with safety

With on-farm safety being a real challenge, especially for employers, the Smart HS approach might offer some answers.

 

TAMA calls for Govt help

The Tractor and Farm Machinery Association (TAMA) is calling on the Government to take urgent measures to help its sector in the face of plummeting sales.

Keep stock away from ute

A Canterbury farmer has created a solution for farmers wanting to protect their utes from stock.

Motoring

Roomy RAM offers V8 power

Having arrived in New Zealand in 2019, the journey for the RAM 1500 continues in 2020 with the introduction of…

The last of the Sports Cats

The launch of the Series 2 HSV SportsCat was an endorsement of the risky decision to take the performance brand…

Holden to bite the dust

A few weeks ago, it told us – with a poker face – that utes and SUVs were the future.

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The Hound

Dirty water

The Hound understands that Federated Farmers has been cut out of the information loop, for the past year, on the…

Who’s paying?

Your canine crusader noticed a full-page ad recently run in a farming paper calling on meat companies SFF and Alliance…

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