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Solving the genetic jigsaw

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

National

The toast of the Coast

About 130 people turned out to a field day at a Hokitika dairy farm, a finalist in this year’s Ahuwhenua…

Better, but not flash

Meat company Silver Fern Farms has turned around its fortunes during the last year from a $30 million loss to…

 

NZ’s apple reputation on the line

Maintaining New Zealand’s reputation for best quality will be tougher with a worker shortage, says Horticulture NZ president Julian Raine.

Another crack at the title

West Coast dairy farmer Andrew Wiffen has successfully defended his Tasman regional FMG Young Farmer of the Year title.

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

 

Greenpeace should be thrilled

Greenpeace has suggested that meat and dairy product consumption should be reduced to 16kg and 33 kg per person per…

Agribusiness

 

Put heart into agribusiness

It's time to put some heart into the agricultural sector, says Maori leader and member of the NZ Business Hall of…

Good story needs telling

The dairy industry is full of passionate people -- farmers who take ownership of their problems and want to be…

A vine time to take the helm

The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine…

Management

Selecting genetics will improve beef herds

The first meat quality results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics (BLNZ Genetics) beef progeny test are showing that farmers can select genetics to markedly improve their beef herds, and better marbling than expected in some breeds.

 

More than just dropping numbers

The number of animals we have in New Zealand and how we use our land is part of our greenhouse gas emissions profile and must be part of any policy discussions, explains Andy Reisinger. 

Farm Health

Solving the genetic jigsaw

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

 

Five liver fluke myths debunked

Liver fluke can cause major losses in production, often with few direct clinical signs evident, meaning that farmers don’t recognise…

Trucking, slaughter advice for Chinese

A Massey University professor of animal welfare has been advising China’s animal production officials on raising their industry’s welfare standards.

Machinery & Products

Tough tub gets the job done

A bespoke Giltrap high capacity trailer was essential for the remodel of Mullerwhero Farming's 265ha, 830 cow farm near Otorohanga.

 

Getting more for less

After picking up plaudits at the recent Agritechnica Event – Machine of the Year 2018 – a Case IH Maxxum…

Motoring

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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Waste of money

Your old mate is so excited (not!) to hear yet another committee has been formed to go with the 40…

No sh%t, Sherlock

A mate of yours truly says he was flabbergasted by the incoherent response of the body overseeing NAIT, following the…

 

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