Students win gong for innovation

A team of Cambridge-based St Paul’s Collegiate School Agribusiness students in were named young inventors of the year at Fieldays.

Making it easier for rural dwellers

Minister for Rural Communities Damien O’Connor says the Government rule-makers will ensure rural communities are at the heart of their…


Genetic firm celebrates

Liberty Genetics, which specialises in elite young sires, will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Fieldays.


The Irish are coming

Anticipating the All Blacks heading to Dublin in November to reap their revenge, an even bigger Irish contingent will visit…



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.


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…

Farmers deserve answers

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


Decision made — Editorial

The joint decision by the Government and industry to implement a $886 million plan to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis…




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. 

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.

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

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.


Latest, greatest from Europe

The latest offerings from Claas, Amazone, JCB and Trioliet will be on show at the Claas Harvest Centre display at…

Master plougher

Kuhn has added a new model to its Master plough range with the 4- to 6-bodied Vari-Master L – an…


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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The Hound is sorry to learn of the imminent demise of rural publications and the journalists covering the sector, given…

Beware of ‘experts’

Your canine crusader has been intrigued by the very poor mainstream media coverage of the Mycoplasma bovis issue.


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