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Compulsory waterway planting impractical

Making waterway planting compulsory on farms nationwide would be totally impractical, says North Canterbury native plant nurseryman and environmental consultant…

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US subsidies cause Aussie angst

Australian farmers are unhappy with the US Government’s US$12 billion in new subsidies to farmers caught up in trade wars triggered by President Trump.

 

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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

New research into leptospirosis

A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ. 

 

Compulsory waterway planting impractical

Making waterway planting compulsory on farms nationwide would be totally impractical, says North Canterbury native plant nurseryman and environmental consultant Jamie McFadden. 

GM grass may provide answers

A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.

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…

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…

Toyota Fortuner is here!

Toyota’s Hilux-based Fortuner SUV line-up has had an aggressive upgrade in New Zealand with the addition of a TRD (Toyota…

 

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…

 

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Hello John

With the surprise resignation of John Wilson, the Fonterra board has promoted long-time director John Monaghan as its new chair.

Bye John

The Hound notes the contribution of former Fonterra chair ‘Little’ Johnny Wilson, who has stood down from the role due…

 
 

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