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No plague with these locusts

An AgResearch survey which found most New Zealanders would try eating insects does not surprise the country’s first locust farmer.

 

Bad winter grazing does do harm

Winter grazing of forage crops is very harmful to the environment, says an AgResearch scientist, Professor Richard McDowell.

Win-win for West Coast

Former Westland Milk chairman Pete Morrison says Yili’s new ownership represents a significant milestone for the former co-op and the…

World

No luck for Irish contractors

Ireland, often a source of skilled farm machinery operators for rural contractors in New Zealand, is facing even worse driver shortages than NZ.

 

Fines for farm invaders

Animal rights activists entering Queensland farms without permission now face being fined.

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

Opinion

 

Sellouts? — Editorial

OPINION: Despite the much hyped claim by certain prophets about the ‘historic’ agreement between the farming sector and the Government…

Change tune — Editorial

OPINION: New Zealand's farming sector is often targeted by any number of different pressure groups wanting to blame it for…

Agribusiness

 

Orchard prices strengthen

Demand will rise for existing kiwifruit orchards as a result of Zespri granting its annual quota of new licences for…

Management

 

Freedom farming more than words

Credibility and consumer appeal can depend on how you translate the five major points of animal welfare into action on farm, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.

Farm Health

Nitrate poisoning

Nitrate poisoning usually occurs in late autumn or winter when nitrate levels in the feed are high, particularly during a…

Study reveals big ewe wastage

Massey veterinarian Kate Griffiths recently outlined the results of a six year trial looking at the ability of a ewe…

Machinery & Products

 

Grease is the word

Grease keeps the wheels of agriculture turning – probably for longer than we realise.

Motoring

Concept ROX for Fieldays

Holden New Zealand has revealed its own home-grown concept to go on display at Fieldays – the Colorado ROX.

Puts up and impresses

Mahindra, seeking to reintroduce its products to Kiwis, recently took motoring journalists on a day-long drive from Auckland to Rotorua,…

 

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No idea!

This old mutt was flabbergasted at the reaction by some mainstream (lamestream) media to the news that Todd Muller would…

Good point

A mate of the Hound’s, recently back home in Wakefield, Nelson following a month in Christchurch for medical treatment, reckons…

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