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ANZCO makes a $30m profit

Meat company ANZCO Foods recorded its best-ever revenue of $1.7b and a net profit before tax of $30.6m for the…

$700m for freshwater clean up

The Government has announced a $700 million fund to support the primary sector and other groups in meeting new clean…

National

 

Film gets monkey off his back

A young Kiwi, Los Angeles-based, filmmaker has made good use of the lockdown period to help farmers battling with mental…

World

 

Opinion

 

Leading the way — Editorial

OPINION: If any good can come out of the current COVID-19 crisis it will be greater acknowledgement of the importance…

The sniff test — Editorial

Former Prime Minister John Key said, at the start of the Level 4 Lockdown, that businesses should be concerned about…

Agribusiness

 

NZ agritech builds relationships

Building relationships with other Kiwi agtech leaders and innovators was a surprising outcome for some attending the high-profile evokeAG event…

Management

History of dairy goats in NZ

Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9,000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.

 

Eyes open to different ways of farm ownership

Farmer Jane Smith was “blown away” by the group dynamic and drive when she and husband Blair hosted the North Otago-based Growth and Development in Farming Action Group at Newhaven Farms in Oamaru.

Fertiliser reduced, production holds

State-owned farmer Pāmu has been able to reduce nitrogen input on its Waimakariri dairy farm while maintaining milk and grass production, by using fertigation – the application of fertiliser through irrigation.

Farm Health

Re-consider pre-lamb shearing

Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country…

Treat milk area like a kitchen

Strict hygiene standards on dairy farms will be an important part of long-term export market protection, say award-winning Waikato farmers…

Machinery & Products

TAMA calls for Govt help

The Tractor and Farm Machinery Association (TAMA) is calling on the Government to take urgent measures to help its sector…
 

App eliminates tedious paperwork

A clever new app called HarvestYield is said to eliminate the tedious paper trail associated with job recording and worker…

Motoring

Roomy RAM offers V8 power

Having arrived in New Zealand in 2019, the journey for the RAM 1500 continues in 2020 with the introduction of…

The last of the Sports Cats

The launch of the Series 2 HSV SportsCat was an endorsement of the risky decision to take the performance brand…

Holden to bite the dust

A few weeks ago, it told us – with a poker face – that utes and SUVs were the future.

Workhorse gets makeover

Like many of Toyota’s product ranges, the Hiace series has a history that dates back five decades.

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Dirty water

The Hound understands that Federated Farmers has been cut out of the information loop, for the past year, on the…

Who’s paying?

Your canine crusader noticed a full-page ad recently run in a farming paper calling on meat companies SFF and Alliance…

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Drop in payout looms

Dairy farmers are being told to brace for a big drop in milk payout next season.