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Waugh’s message hasn’t changed

Fonterra board member Ashley Waugh is in a unique position going into this year’s Fonterra director elections in which three seats are being vacated.

 

Awards boost careers

The 2018 Auckland-Hauraki Share Farmers of the Year, Chris and Sally Guy, say taking part in the Dairy Industry Awards has been life-changing.

World

 

Call for Brexit revote

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be…

Opinion

 

Fonterra, we need you here

OPINION: Here's a question: one of these things is not like the others; it just doesn’t belong; which is it?…

Agribusiness

Labour demand growing

As in the other primary sectors, dairy is experiencing a demand for labour, says Jane Muir, DairyNZ people team manager.

 

Management

Pickle it now, don’t let it rot

Making high-quality pasture silage should not be difficult, but it must be viewed as a supplementary feed, rather than just a necessity to manage pasture. 

 

A fantastic office on wheels

As the dairy season starts to peak it’s not only a busy time for farmers, but also those who support them – such as the milk tanker drivers.

Farm Health

Heavy lifting eased

Surgery to fuse four discs in his lower back prompted beef farmer Ger Daly, in County Galway, Ireland, to think again about how to do heavy lifting on his farm.

All farmers responsible for NAIT

Making sure all livestock coming on and off-farm are NAIT tagged and registered online is every farmers’ responsibility, says Taranaki farmer Nick Brown.

Machinery & Products

Mower is a cut above the rest

The Lalich family have found success with Pottinger for their dairy farm and contracting business at Ngarua, near Morrinsville, where a manager looks after the farm, leaving father Trevor, and son Daniel free for the contracting work.

 

JD’s new forage harvesters coming

Snippets during the last few months about the new John Deere 9000 series SP harvesters no doubt originate in the ‘mothership’ and are disseminated by social media. 

New distribution for Case IH and Kuhn

The forming of CKNZ, a subsidiary of CB Norwood Distributors Ltd, heralds a new direction for the distribution of Case IH in New Zealand as Norwood prepares a new growth strategy. 

Feed mixers built tough

Manufacturers of total mixed ration (TMR) mixers should stop claiming their machines have “better steel, bigger tyres and brighter lights” than competitors’ machines.

Motoring

Golden eagle soars

The Jeep legend was born in WWII but it came of age in the 1970s with a Golden Eagle version…

Touring around in comfort

Okay Holden, you’re not fooling anyone with your raised ride height and plastic wheel arches; the Calais-V Tourer is no…

Forester comes out of the woods

Given that the Subaru Forester virtually started the trend to SUVs years ago, the New Zealand motoring public’s assigning to…

Never lose your car

A new entry-level Range Rover Velar is set to be the model Kiwi motorists can better afford. 

Holden goes easy on fuel

Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size…

 

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The Hound

Face palm

Your canine crusader cannot believe how bad a job Fonterra’s public relations team does for the dairy co-op.

Own goal

Your old mate realises he risks an outpouring of hatred and bile from the tin foil hat-wearing types who support…

 
 

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