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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

Be honest — Editorial

At times it is hard not to believe the meme that ‘Minister of Everything’ David Parker really does hate farmers…

 

Feds never was anti-NAIT

Some assertions made in the Rural News editorial, ‘Get with the programme’ on April 3, 2018 were unfair, wildly untrue…

Agribusiness

 

Management

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. 

 

The risks and opportunities of hill country surveyed

Farmers in Canterbury and Manawatu have shared stories on their hill country development experiences to give regulators and other farmers a better understanding of managing risks and opportunities on this type of land.

Age not wearing this farmer

Moyra Bramley was born in 1933, the year Sir Apirana Ngata and Lord Bledisloe inaugurated the Ahuwhenua Trophy to recognise excellence in Maori farming — now Ms Bramley has at least a 50/50 chance of winning that trophy.

Farm Health

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…

 

Solving the genetic jigsaw

Researchers at Livestock Improvement Corp (LIC) are working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to piece together a genetic…

Machinery & Products

 

NH pimps its BigBaler series

On the heels of the BigBaler 1270 and 1290 Plus release in 2016, New Holland Agriculture has launched a full…

Valtra goes Barbie pink

Valtra's Unlimited Design Studio is known for taking tractor customisation to the next level, with upgrades to paint, leather interior,…

Motoring

Holden Calais-V not too shabby

The question often asked about the new Commodore is, “will Aussies accept a German car as a replacement for Commodores…

 

Navara a better load bearer

Nissan has enhanced the Navara’s performance under heavy loads by redeveloping the rear suspension and testing it in Australia, the…

Hilux toughens up its act

While the Toyota Hilux is the ‘go to’ for anyone looking for a no-nonsense ute, it’s probably been losing some…

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.

 

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The Hound

Silence is golden

The Hound notes that former ag minister Nathan Guy is settling into the role of opposition MP and having a…

Easy answer

It takes a bit to make your canine crusader raise his eyebrows at the hypocrisy of these do-gooder outfits with…

 
 

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$7/kgMS opening forecast!

Fonterra has announced an opening forecast Farmgate Milk Price of $7/kgMS for the 2018/19 season starting June 1. 

 
 
 

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…