Dairy farmers know early starts well. Rob and Di Bridgeman are also early finishers.
Cambridge dairy farmer Henk Smit has confirmed that a herd of 330 cows, he partly owns, is infected with Mycoplasma bovis.
Climate Change Minister James Shaw has released the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group’s (CCATWG) recommendations.
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is disappointed by yet another increase in airfares for the regions.
Kiwifruit exporter Zespri says it has delivered an increase in value to growers, despite sales dropping 11%.
Northland to Central Otago and all wine regions in between are well on the way to establishing regional Women in Wine committees. And the first National Committee meeting has taken place, held in Auckland in February.
To keep waterways clean, deer farmers are fencing their deer out of streams.
Taranaki farmer Roger Pearce is confident he’s hit a good formula allowing him to make a successful living in the eastern Taranaki hillcountry without bringing nature’s wrath on himself
New Zealand horticulture had another record breaking year in 2017; exports reaching $5.12 billion, up $14 million from the year before.
Whole milk powder (WMP) price rose slightly in the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction.
Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017.
A fodder crisis is forcing Irish dairy farmers to buy feed from other farmers around the country.
The growth of Australia’s dairy industry is now down to the two main players Fonterra and Saputo, says dairy analyst…
Listed Australian dairy processor Bega Cheese attracted an extra 100 million litres of milk during the second half of last…
Canadian processor Saputo, on the verge of becoming Australia’s largest dairy player, looked at investing in New Zealand 16 years…
National river quality trends give cause for optimism, according to Land and Water Aotearoa (LAWA).
At times it is hard not to believe the meme that ‘Minister of Everything’ David Parker really does hate farmers…
Some assertions made in the Rural News editorial, ‘Get with the programme’ on April 3, 2018 were unfair, wildly untrue…
Dairy farmers are spooked and they have every right to be.
The US dairy industry is now facing a challenging, unpredictable future under Trump.
The Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Government over time have done an excellent job of building the…
Australians’ outrage at scenes of dead and dying sheep on ships to the Middle East is forcing exporters to shape…
A new screen that allows effluent to be better applied to pastures has won IrrigationNZ’s Irrigation Innovation Award for 2018.
New Zealand agriculture may soon feel the waves from intensifying trade conflict between the US and China.
Alliance Group recently hosted overseas chefs and writers in an effort to differentiate its products and position itself as a…
Overgrown hooves can cause a lot of problems for dairy goats, including stress on joints and bacterial and fungal infections.
Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) is a disease of goats caused by a virus.
If every farm in New Zealand used the new ClearTech system for harvesting clean water from dairy effluent, NZ would save 42 billion litres of freshwater each year.
Three young Māori farmers will compete in late May for the title of Young Māori Farmer of the year.
Worldwide, more people drink goat milk than any other.
Livestock monocultures and inappropriate drenching practices are helping raise internal parasite resistance to triple combination drenches, says AgResearch.
New Zealand's 4.8 million milking cows excrete 1000 tonnes of nitrogen a day in their urine, and 200 tonnes of this end up in groundwater, says CRV Ambreed.
With dry off date just around the corner for the vast majority of spring calving herds, it is easy to assume the next few months leading up to spring presents an opportunity to relax and take a breather.
Good Autumn growth sets the scene for maximum growth rates in beef cattle post-weaning, but beware worms in pasture, warns Paul McKee, an animal health technical manager at Ravensdown.
A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of Western Australia (UWA).
The 1012 series Gyrotedders from Kuhn is expanding with the arrival of two mounted and two trailed models (GF 8712 / 8712T and GF 10812 /10812T) with eight and 10 rotors respectively, in working widths of 8.70m and 10.80m.
AGCO is this year celebrating the 75th anniversary of AGCO Power, its engine business.
New Zealand farmers seem to have a love affair with front-end loaders, particularly in comparison to their European counterparts who around the 100hp mark switch their allegiance to more specialised telehandlers.
Race and rally drivers’, do it, airplane passengers do it, even the Fonterra tanker drivers do it — so why is it that most farmers and contractors don’t appear to see the need to wear a seat belt?
Lexus and Farmlands, the country’s largest rural supplies co-operative, have a new partnership.
Winning umpteen car-of-the-year titles in 2017 for the Kodiaq, Skoda might now be up for the double in 2018 with…
The question often asked about the new Commodore is, “will Aussies accept a German car as a replacement for Commodores…
The Ford Ranger ute has been remarkably successful since its launch, but until now, wanabee Ranger owners who wanted to…
Toyota is changing the way it sells new vehicles, notably by moving away from commission-paid sales staff and haggling over…
It doesn't seem too long since Hyundai was the new kid on the block, but the last decade has seen…
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