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Sniffing out a new industry

At up to $250 retail for a well-shaped 80-90g black perigord truffle, growing the gourmet delicacy has its obvious rewards.

National

50 years young

The Young Farmer of the Year competition celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala gathering of former winners, finalists and…

Awful offal pit sorted

Northland Regional Council (NRC) has inspected an illegal offal pit at a farm in Northland that is also the subject…

 

World

 

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 leave the bloc.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

 

Keep up with pace of change

A quality environmental plan will soon be a prerequisite to buying or selling a farm, says ANZ Bank’s head of…

NZ formula makers sweet with NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Government over time have done an excellent job of building the…

Management

Sniffing out a new industry

At up to $250 retail for a well-shaped 80-90g black perigord truffle, growing the gourmet delicacy has its obvious rewards.

 

Jerseys grow well

The perception needs to change of Jersey growth rates and finishing times, says Whangarei Heads dairy farmer Murray Jagger. 

Dairy farmers' profitable sideline

The jersey-cross beef business at his Whangarei Heads dairy farm is a sideline – but it is a valuable sideline, says Murray Jagger.

Farm Health

New approach on animal welfare

A new Framework for Action on Animal Welfare released last month sets out a better approach, says Associate Agriculture Minister…

 

Success leads to change

Now in its third incarnation, DRL started life as Otago University’s deer research laboratory at a time when deer farming…

Feedlot lamb research wins

University of Adelaide honours student Leesa Flanagan has been named Alltech Young Scientist of the Year from an international field…

Machinery & Products

John Deere headers updated

John Deere has announced several updates to its S-series headers for 2019, to improve performance, ride quality and small grain…

 

Kinder, gentler mowing possible

For the 2018-19 grass season Power Farming is introducing a Kverneland 3.2m mounted Mo-Co with rubber-like conditioning rollers, specifically designed…

Motoring

Baby Ram no toddler!

The Ram 2500 and 3500 utes have a name for big load-carrying and towing capability but come with a hefty…

She’s a truck; not a ute!

Prominently displayed at the Mercedes Benz site at Fieldays was a vehicle that gives merit to the saying ‘there’s plenty…

 

Sure to blaze a UK trail

News noted last year that the price of the Land Rover Discovery 6 was right up there, perhaps too high…

Holden’s still here

Holden is still spending up large on a marketing campaign to remind you of one thing – they’re still here.

 

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The Hound

Copycat

Your canine crusader reckons Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s half-a-million-dollar-a-year white elephant – the Primary Industry Council (PIC) – is not…

Bad taste

The Hound is less than impressed by national airline Air NZ’s latest publicity stunt.

 
 

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