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Farmers send clear message

A cacophany of sounds - barking dogs, the roar of tractors and tooting ute horns - descended on towns and…

Shine off dairy prices

Resurging Covid-19 across the globe is continuing to take the shine off previously high dairy prices.

Have Your Say

Last issue we asked Rural News readers if they thought farming leaders have stood up enough to the Government over…

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Clear message for Govt - MP

MP for Southland Joseph Mooney, National, says farmers sent a clear message to the government by taking to the streets…

World

NZ and Ireland farming's GHG battle

A top climate change policy advisor to the Irish government says Ireland and New Zealand should become close allies to combat the negative narrative against the dairy industry. Peter Burke reports.

Mission impossible

Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor is off to Europe soon to try and breathe some life into free trade talks between NZ and the UK, and NZ and the European Union.

Irish farmers confront similar conundrum

Irish farmers are facing similar concerns to their NZ counterparts about how they can reduce the agriculture sector's greenhouse gas (GHG) contributions without severely restricting their future production and profitability.

NSW to lift GM crop moratorium

The NSW Government has announced that a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) food crops will be lifted in the state from 1 July 2021, ending an 18-year ban.

Opinion

We all make mistakes

Nearly 50 years ago, back in the early 70’s, a passenger plane went down shortly before midnight, crashing into the…
 

Retaining farming's voice

OPINION: As farmers, we are skilled at managing what happens inside the farm gate; it is the externalities, the factors…

Agribusiness

Changing look for NZ lamb?

New Zealand meat producers will have to change their breeding priorities to take a full advantage of a new optical…

Management

Realising potential of hoggets

Hogget breeding has the potential to improve farm productivity but they take careful management according to Professor Paul Kenyon of Massey University. Peter Burke reports.

 

Positive N news for dairy sheep

An AgResearch study shows that dairy sheep appear to have lower nitrogen leaching per hectare than their bovine counterparts. Dr Diana Selbie has been leading the MBIE-funded project looking at the environmental footprint of dairy sheep. Its aim is to provide some hard data to back up claims that this industry is more environmentally friendly. Peter Burke reports...

Catch crops a valuable tool

Along with several other organisations, Beef+Lamb NZ helped fund the catch crops for reduced nitrate leaching project. Sown as soon as possible after grazing has finished, catch crops have been the subject of a Sustainable Farming Fund project led by Peter Carey from Lincoln Agritech, with support from Brendon Malcolm and Shane Maley from Plant and Food Research and AgResearch.

Farm Health

Drenching - doing it right

Effective and accurate drenching is important for animal health and productivity. It needs strategic decision making and should be part…

Machinery & Products

One-pass cultivator moves 70% less soil

According to Kverneland distributor, Power Farming, the KultiStrip system will bring opportunities to farm environmentally, while improving yields and profitability.
 

Claas buys into bots

German harvesting specialist and tractor manufacturer Claas has acquired a minority shareholding in Dutch start-up company AgXeed, the developer of…

Motoring

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

Outback now in its 25th year

Now in its 25th year, and sixth edition, the 2021 Subaru’s Outback wagon was recently launched in New Zealand. 

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