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Science supports NZ's reputation

Farmers, scientists, rural professionals and policy makers from around the country last week converged on Massey University in Palmerston North…

National

Next generation of DNA testing

Herd improvement co-operative LIC is combining its DNA parentage testing and genomic evaluation services into one convenient service to help…

DCANZ rejects Canadian proposals

New Zealand dairy processors are rejecting new Canadian proposals for the administration of its dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under…

World

Boosting dairy soil health

The Victorian state government in Australia and its dairy sector have jointly launched a new innovative research programme to improve soil health.

Norco bounces back from flood

Australia's largest dairy co-operative Norco is back making ice cream, 18 months after a catastrophic flood destroyed its manufacturing plant.

Political turmoil hits Dutch farm buy-out scheme

While New Zealand seems to be treading water on the subject of pricing emissions and the future of He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN), pending a new government, the Netherlands has been clearer on its proposed farm buy-out scheme, as part of its effort to reduce nitrogen emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

Opinion

Be proud of what you do

Sheep and beef farmer and National’s MP for Wairarapa, Mike Butterick recently delivered his maiden speech in Parliament. Here are…

Its all about ag exports

OPINION: The Public Service in New Zealand between 2017 and 2023 grew rapidly from 48,000 to over 64,000, and this…

New water policy direction

IrrigationNZ submitted a briefing last month to the new Government this week on how water capture, storage, and efficient use…

Growing trade with India

Trade and Agriculture Minister Todd McClay made a whirlwind trip to India last month, his first overseas visit in the…

Agribusiness

AI to transform precision ag

Artificial intelligence will assist farmers to interpret the huge amounts of data generated using precision agriculture, says a US expert…

Teen shines at youth camp

Riley Taylor's leadership skills and ability to surmount challenges has seen him presented with the top award at the 2024…

Management

Expat judges blown away

Two of the international judges candidly admitted they were surprised when they judged in New Zealand for the first time…

'Green' farming pays off

Converting the family dairy farm to a regenerative model 15 years ago is paying dividends for Springston farmers Clyde and…

Farm Health

FE spore counts climb

As New Zealand swelters in record hot and humid conditions, dairy farmers need to be more vigilant than usual against…

14-year-old winner

The Supreme Junior Champion at last month’s NZ Dairy Event came with a great story for her 14-year-old owner, Toby…

Summer sale averages $4,612

In a reasonably tight season for milk prices, the Summer Sensation Sale at the New Zealand Dairy Event in Feilding…

Repro - all that it seems?

DairyNZ solutions and development specialist Odette Chauncy summarises the industry evidence behind different types of semen, so you can know…

Motoring

Jimny goes 5-door

Fifty years ago, Suzuki was a pioneer in developing a small Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with fourwheel drive capability and…

Kiwi fave goes green

A firm favourite of rural families and those seeking to get off the beaten track, Subaru has announced the introduction…

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

A price saving proposition

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate –…

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OPINION: Mark Zuckerberg's multimillion- dollar housing project on Hawaii is attracting a lot of interest.

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