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Dairy's plan to succeed

Choosing 15 dairy farmers as NZ’s climate change ambassadors is the next step in the dairy sector’s plan for a…

National

No need to kill stock

DairyNZ veterinary technical policy advisor Nita Harding says normally not too many cows need to be slaughtered on dairy farms.

 

The awful offal pit

The cow carcases photographed by Farmwatch appear to have been tipped over a bank into a gully -- not an…

Trademark for grass-fed cows

A Waikato farmer’s work stint on overseas farms prompted him to apply for certification for dairy and meat products from…

World

Oz milk yield up

Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017. 

 

Co-op’s hedge kept Canadians out

Canadian processor Saputo, on the verge of becoming Australia’s largest dairy player, looked at investing in New Zealand 16 years ago.

Sourcing better deals in Oz

Fonterra says its launch of Farm Source in Australia is another way of growing its partnership with farmer suppliers.

Opinion

Full on and exciting 12 months

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne last month notched up one year in office. She told the recent Feds annual conference…

 

The blame game — Editorial

Much criticism has been voiced in recent weeks about the way the Government and Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) have…

About time — Editorial

At last we hear the long-awaited news: the EU has agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with New…

Agribusiness

 

Management

 

Plant trees now for summer

With climate forecasts suggesting summers will lengthen and grow hotter and drier in some regions, the challenge of keeping cows…

Farm Health

 

Machinery & Products

Hail King Quad!

Suzuki, a key player in the quad market and the first to bring out a four-wheel machine (Quadrunner) in 1983,…

 

Gasket sealant in a bottle

An easy-to-use solution in a bottle is said to cure engine ills such as blown head gaskets, cracked cylinder heads…

AirPro adds choice

Aitchison AirPro zero-tillage seed drills have a loyal following, with the 4.8 and 6.0m units forming the backbone of sales…

Motoring

 

Plug-and-play Kia

First came Kia Motors New Zealand’s launch of the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models in March, and now the…

Ranger soon on the prowl

Having dominated the ute market for the last three years, Ford NZ says it will launch its 2019 Ranger in…

Feds take Subaru to farm gates

Subaru of New Zealand recently struck a deal with Federated Farmers to equip its national territory managers with all-wheel-drive Subarus…

 

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Milk from the desert

How long does it take a country to build a dairy industry? One year, Qatar would answer.

Milk confusion

North Carolina legislators have made it clear: “If a drink doesn’t come from an animal with hooves, you can’t call…

 
 

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