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Saputo committed to Oz dairy

Canadian dairy company Saputo says its acquisition of Murray Goulburn will add to and complement the activities of its dairy…

EU hardline blamed for Brexit

An Irish politician is blaming the inflexibility and hardline tactics of the European Union (EU) on the UK voting to…

Opinion

Let’s do things differently

Professor Jon Hickford, from Lincoln University’s faculty of agriculture and life sciences, gives his view on where the new government…

Time for a culture change

It makes grim reading to see that agricultural deaths have numbered 124 over the last seven years – about four…

 

NZ can do better in this era

Examining the primary sector policies of Labour, and thus our new Government, there are a few things on my wish…

Agribusiness

 

Management

Better care a key to ram survival

Improving basic animal husbandry and health care in rams would likely increase longevity regardless of breed or strain of breed, a study found.

 

Lucerne advocate proves a point

Long-time lucerne expert and advocate Professor Derrick Moot of Lincoln University says he’s now getting interest in his work from around the world.

Take care after big wet

It's been a wet year alright: MetService is already describing 2017 as “the year it didn’t stop raining” with Waikato rainfall at record levels for January to September.

Farm Health

62 years and counting

AI technician Don Shaw (79) has been surrounded by dairy cows his entire life, bringing many calves into the world.

 

AB industry needs umbrella group

In the wake of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, one of New Zealand’s main bull semen suppliers is calling for an industry body to be set up to implement country-wide testing and biosecurity standards.

Let’s get the facts, not fiction, on M.bovis

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wishes to set the record straight regarding the article titled ‘Imported semen fingered for M.bovis outbreak’ in Rural News October 24.

Machinery & Products

Designers cheer weigh scale

Gallagher has won the supreme award from New Zealand’s industrial design community -- a group beyond the farmgate.

 

Effluent tankers with an eye to the future

Founded by Victor Joskin in 1968, the Belgian family-owned Joskin company is now reckoned the world’s largest maker of slurry and manure equipment, selling to 60 countries.

Room with a phew

Can you guess what's covering the interior of this Case IH Puma? Hint: the driver was on effluent duties.

Motoring

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.

 

Built for speed and more!

Best known for its enduring off-road ability, the Toyota Land Cruiser has added another plaudit to its CV – notching…

 

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The Hound

Pussycats

The Hound was contacted by a farmer concerned at the complete silence of supposed rural and farming advocates NZ First…

Change the record

This old mutt is getting a little bored with the claim by the newly minted Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor --…

 

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