Shifting half of New Zealand’s crossbred wool clip to higher value fine wool contracts could boost the economy by about $2 billion, says NZ Merino Company (NZM) chief executive John Brakenridge.
Doug Avery, author of The Resilient Farmer, has launched a new workshop to help farmers improve their mental health and their businesses.
Is New Zealand becoming too reliant on China as a customer for primary product exports?
Global dairy prices have tumbled in the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event.
Both DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ are urging farmers to have their say on the proposed Zero Carbon Bill by July 16.
A newly elected National government would offer special work visas for primary sector workers, instantly deport visitors breeching biosecurity laws and set up mobile health clinics for remote rural regions.
Agricultural Minister Damien O’Connor claims at least 2000 farmers will be helped with on-the-ground support to lift their environmental sustainability as part of Budget 2019 funding.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acknowledges uncertainty about climate change is making life difficult for farmers.
AgResearch and three other Crown Research Institute collaborators have won the overall Supreme Site Award for Best Stand at National Fieldays.
A new, tasty meat product could solve a problem for dairy farmers and yield them extra cash.
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Ireland, often a source of skilled farm machinery operators for rural contractors in New Zealand, is facing even worse driver shortages…
The largest milk powder producer in the US, DairyAmerica is coming back to Global Dairy Trade (GDT), re-launching skim milk powder…
New Zealand milk will be used for a new certified organic grass-fed infant formula offering by Bubs Australia Ltd.
Animal rights activists entering Queensland farms without permission now face being fined.
With another National Fieldays done and dusted for the year it is an opportune time to reflect on the current…
Environment Minister David Parker recently told a Forest & Bird meeting about the Productive and Sustainable Land Use package unveiled…
Fonterra farmers won’t be overly happy with changes announced last week to legislation governing the dairy industry.
Xero’s head of agribusiness and practice strategy, Cam Anderson explains how technology can unlock the full productive potential of our farms.
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Like a small scale model of the challenges New Zealand agriculture faces being so far from its main markets, farmers…
Good growth in the sheep milking industry during the 2018-19 financial year signals this is a good time for farmers to get…
The Waimakariri zone committee’s draft zone implementation programme addendum (ZIPA) is unachievable for many farmers in its current form, says…
New environmental management rules for the Canterbury Regional Council’s Waimakariri Zone will be tough for farmers, says the chairman of…
Industry leading technology will be plentiful on the AGCO site at Fieldays, says New Zealand manager Peter Scott.
Dairy farmers Mark and Jennifer McDonald began beautifying their 138ha Methven dairy farm a decade ago.
Farmers are working hard to help the environment, but the ‘quoted experts’ need to work hard too, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.
Waikato farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball are the new National Ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing, plus the recipients of the Gordon Stephenson Trophy.
Fuel costs are a hot topic everywhere, added to the rising costs of compliance and licensing. Here are some tips on how to reduce fuel consumption and lower costs for rural businesses.
Staying in touch with their community is a priority for the 2019 Canterbury regional Ballance Farm Environmental Award winners, Duncan and Tina Mackintosh.
“Wet and muddy winter conditions increase the risks to the welfare of livestock,” says Kate Littin, Ministry for Primary Industries manager animal welfare.
Mastitis control must be front of mind for farmers preparing to dry off cows for winter.
The importance of seeing regularly to your wellbeing will be the focus of Farmstrong’s site at Fieldays.
A new generation of organic selenium supplementation will be introduced into New Zealand this year, helping to solve NZ soil's issue of low selenium.
Meadowslea Stud Angus, at Fairlie, says its third annual production cow sale saw solid demand from stud and commercial buyers at its onfarm sale on May 1.
Described as a medium duty disc harrow, the Maschio Veloce is ideal for seed bed preparation or for incorporating residues from previous crops.
A compact driving lamp for SUV, 4WD or truck — the Narva Ultima 180 LED model — is new in New Zealand.
Shane and Kylie McDonald were searching for a reliable, straightforward tractor for their specialist farm at Bell Block, New Plymouth. They looked at several brands and models then test drove a Valtra and loved it, they say.
FMG insurance cover on 30,000 tractors in New Zealand positions it uniquely to understand its customers daily problems.
John Deere will use Fieldays to show the latest 5R series tractors — four units in the all-important 90-125hp sector.
Always very capable, the Mitsubishi Triton has had a loyal following in New Zealand, even with its slightly off target…
Toyota's massive site in the automotive precinct at Fieldays will showcase its extensive range of SUVs.
Holden New Zealand has revealed its own home-grown concept to go on display at Fieldays – the Colorado ROX.
Federated Farmers will front for Subaru at Fieldays, a spin-off from the partnership the vehicle maker formed with Feds in 2018.
Toyota's recently launched, fifth generation RAV4 is said to build on its 25-year legacy with its charismatic design, improved performance,…
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Synlait chief executive Leon Clement still hopes to open the company’s new Pokeno milk powder plant on time.
Farmers are backing Fonterra’s review of assets and overseas joint ventures as it grapples with strengthening its balance sheet.
Mark Daniel on what's new in machinery for the vineyard.
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