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NCD researcher wins grant

Early detection of neonatal calf diarrhoea (NCD) is top of mind for the winner of the National Fieldays Sir Don…

National

Working hard on a deal

The EU has done a lot of pre-planning for the start of FTA negotiations, says the EU ambassador to NZ.

 

Rabbits not dying like flies!

Scientists say although the new rabbit calicivirus is working as expected, farmers are not seeing the knockdown they may have…

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

 

Nice idea — Editorial

Minister for Rural Communities and Agriculture Damien O’Connor last week at Fieldays launched his new Rural Proofing Policy – with…

The danger of long hours

It was a headline that should remind all of us about the risks of asking our staff or ourselves to…

Agribusiness

 

Management

Kiwifruit growers to wave the flag for NZ

New Zealand's new national ambassadors for sustainable farming and growing, Mark and Catriona White, are getting better-than-average production out of their kiwifruit operation using organic farming methods.

 

Would you happily eat that?

Farmers need to ask themselves how often they have loaded onto a truck an animal they would not be happy eating, says Nuffield scholar David Kidd.

No s**t Sherlock

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.

Young Māori to the fore

Three young Māori farmers will compete in late May for the title of Young Māori Farmer of the year. 

Farm Health

NCD researcher wins grant

Early detection of neonatal calf diarrhoea (NCD) is top of mind for the winner of the National Fieldays Sir Don…

 

Calm ewes equals more lambs

A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of…

Machinery & Products

 

Spark of innovation

It's a year for celebration as two Waikato agricultural icons pass key milestones. 

Ask Libby

Farm IQ is inviting dairy farmers to ask questions about how they can get value from using farm management software.

Motoring

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.

Rides, hauls no worries

Recently we spent a day testing out the new rear suspension upgrades to the Nissan Navara on Australian roads. Now…

 

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Surprise, surprise

Your old mate hears that animal rights advocates walked out of a recent Government-led hui after representatives of groups they…

Gone to blazers!

The Hound notes this very special year for the Society Fieldays: celebrating the event’s 50th birthday.

 
 

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Farmers deserve answers

OPINION: Most farmers would be surprised to learn there is no evidence that New Zealand agriculture is warming the planet. 

A killer worse than M. bovis

A cattle disease prevalent on 100% of New Zealand farms is much more serious than Mycoplasma bovis, a veterinarian says.

Little Manila in Ashburton

For a few days in May, Ashburton’s i-site information centre could have been mistaken for a small corner of Manila…

 
 
 

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…