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Govt backs food, fibres sectors

The Government will back the food and fibres sector to lead New Zealand’s economic recovery from Covid-19 with targeted investments,…

Wide price range 'realistic'

Fonterra's wide forecast milk price range for the new season is realistic, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.

National

 

Cow cull coming?

Farmers are happy to play their part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions but the Government has to come to the…

Health Hub returns

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is back at Fieldays this year, focusing on the importance of rural health and providing…

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

Where's the dollars and sense?

With all the hype around the benefits of regenerative agriculture, a significant aspect appears to be missing – economics.
 

Editorial: Yawn!

OPINION: Budget 2021, for the primary and rural sector, was basically a non-event.

Money won't buy happiness

OPINION: Back in April of 2010, the NZ Herald carried the story of a British man, who they reported had…

Agribusiness

One-stop fuel storage shop

Fuelchief has expanded its range with the recent purchase of the Ashburton-based Sebco fuel storage business.

Management

 

Managing ewes when covers are low

The dry in some regions of New Zealand has resulted in sheep farmers wondering how they will get through the coming winter and the impacts this may have one the number and weight of lambs weaned. Massey University's Professor Paul Kenyon looks into the issue.

Farm Health

Trial for low methane sheep

Artificial breeding will play a role in accelerating the transition of a proportion of Beef + Lamb New Zealand's (B+LNZ)…

Massey's Wiltshires on show

The interest in the self-shedding Wiltshire sheep has prompted Massey University to run a special field day at their Riverside…

Machinery & Products

Lady muck really does suck

As anyone will attest to – if they’re married to someone with horses, have kids with ponies or are foolish…
 

The perfect workhorse

Hastings-based Kleer Contractors provides 24-hour machine work and labour for a local food processing plant.

All-new Claas Disco arrives

The Claas Harvest Centre display at Mystery Creek will include the public debut of the all-new CLAAS Disco 10 series…

Motoring

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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No thanks!

OPINION: A mate of this old mutt's almost choked on his dog tucker when he came across the musings of…

More sunlight

OPINION: Your canine crusader hears that not all is rosy in the world of supposed rural sector congeniality.

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