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Farming systems to go – DairyNZ

Environment minister David Parker has told DairyNZ he wants action fast on water quality, says Carol Barnao, DairyNZ general manager policy and advocacy.



Sourcing better deals in Oz

Fonterra says its launch of Farm Source in Australia is another way of growing its partnership with farmer suppliers.

What is volatility?

Dairy Australia senior industry analyst John Droppert chaired a panel discussion on volatility in the dairy industry. Here are excerpts:


Rural recycling a no-brainer

Waste plastic – enough to bury a rugby field 2m deep. That’s how much stuff the rural recycler AgRecovery says it…




Good story needs telling

The dairy industry is full of passionate people -- farmers who take ownership of their problems and want to be…

Positive start for milk

Export commodity prices have started 2018 on a firm footing thanks in part to the buoyant global trade backdrop. 


Software softens blow of M. bovis hit

Good farm records have helped to relieve a South Island farming business of some of the effects of getting through a Mycoplasma bovis infection, reports FarmIQ Systems Ltd, a software company.

Get serious about water storage

The world is seeing the effects of poor planning for the effects of climate change on water infrastructure, says IrrigationNZ chief executive Andrew Curtis.


No more guesswork

A new farm management platform allows dairy farmers to manage their effluent, water and fertiliser all in one place.

Farm Health


Heat detection device up for an award

A low-cost device designed to detect when cows are ovulating and ready to be inseminated has earned two Kiwi entrepreneurs a place among the finalists in the 2018 New Zealander of the Year awards.

Sensors joining the mob to guard waterways

AgResearch says it has developed world-leading sensors to better understand how nitrogen is being excreted by cows, and so how best to tackle its effects on the environment.

Machinery & Products

Discs make right cut

Amazone has extended its range of Catros disc harrows with its heavy-duty linkage-mounted XL series.


Disc mowers with lift is a cut above the rest

New GMD Lift Control 1011 disc mowers suit farms focused on grass production -- easy to use, clean cutting (without re-cutting) and promoting rapid regrowth by being ‘kind’ to the sward. 

Giltrap takes grind out of greasing

Trading on its history of building tough, no-nonsense feeder wagons, Giltrap Engineering showed its flagship RF25 at the recent South Island Agricultural Field Days.

Beaut new gumboots

Gumboots are stepping into the future with new design features that improve comfort and safety.


Hilux toughens up its act

While the Toyota Hilux is the ‘go to’ for anyone looking for a no-nonsense ute, it’s probably been losing some…


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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This old mutt has been around the traps a few years now, but he has never seen a more draconian…

That explains it

Speaking of political hypocrites, most Kiwis are rightly confused by Labour’s about-face on the TPP -- from outright hatred while…


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