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Raptor for fun, not work

The Ford Ranger Raptor is not the truck you buy for heavy work; payload and towing capacity are significantly less…

National

Lifeline for agri training school

Balclutha's troubled Telford agricultural training institution has been thrown a one-year lifeline by the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), Invercargill.

Using fert wisely

OPINION: We all know that overuse of fertiliser harms the environment, but that shouldn’t mean fertiliser becomes a dirty word.

 

Cow collar firm on the move

Kiwi agritech start-up Halter, in Auckland, expects to commercially launch its GPS-enabled cow collars in April.

World

Ireland assembles its agrifood units

With the UK’s Brexit scheduled for April 1, 2019, discussions in Ireland are centred on tariffs, with a general call for a ‘soft’ Brexit that would allow present cross-border agreements to apply in the foreseeable future.

 

An A$9/kgMS forecast for Oz in 2030?

As you read this, the factors affecting the outlook for global commodity markets are finely balanced, with much swinging on the weather – so there’s nothing new. 

Oz farmer forced to sell stock

With feed costs almost doubling, one drought-stricken Australian dairy farmer has been deciding to regularly sell livestock. He would like the government to provide rate relief for farmers affected by drought.  

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

 

Owl Farm flying high

Owl Farm uses proven research and good practice and, importantly, encourages young people into the dairy industry.

OZ/NZ share many common problems

New Zealand and Australia share many problems in common in their dairy industries, says Professor Yani Garcia from Sydney University.

Management

 

Farm Health

Don’t treat pests as a problem

Farmers should stop treating agricultural pests as a problem, and instead realise they are a symptom of an unsustainable farming…

Time to put Johne’s on the map

Johne's disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal…

Machinery & Products

 

A guide to the right tyre choice

Grassland, cultivation and seeding specialist Pottinger has updated its guide to tyre choice and use for agricultural implements, including its…

Revamped Jimny takes on UTVs

The UTV is a workhorse on many rural properties, but the asking prices — $15,000 to $30,000 — cause some…

Triple success for New Holland

New Holland Agriculture last month won three awards in the technical innovation contest at the 2018 EIMA International farm machinery…

Motoring

Tried and tested Triton

Performance, safety upgrades and a new look for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton have the manufacturer suggesting it expects its sales…

Golden eagle soars

The Jeep legend was born in WWII but it came of age in the 1970s with a Golden Eagle version…

Holden goes easy on fuel

Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size…

 

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Burp it up

So, cows are a major source of methane but how do you measure how much gas a cow burps?

Shocking

In Australia, animal activists are taking exception to electric shock collars for use on cattle, calling it the equivalent of…

 
 

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