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Dairy story goes virtual

The story about the New Zealand dairy industry is about to become part of the total NZ story.

National

Sensitive cows

Dairy cows with no access to outside pasture may have damaged emotional wellbeing.

Good mentors key to success

Rachel Foy's interest in dairying started when, as a 12-year-old, she started relief milking during her school holidays.

World

UK warned to honour FTA commitments

Plans for the United Kingdom to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have come with a warning from New Zealand dairy companies.

No FTA joy

There is widespread praise from both the primary and business sectors for the signing last week of a revamped free trade deal with China.

Opinion

Agribusiness

Better butter set to boom

Beset by food fads and bad science, butter’s reputation is enjoying a sustained resurgence. Southern Pasture’s new senior vice president…

Cow toilet collects gold

While we are used to hearing about the latest hi-tech tractors or machines winning medals for technical innovation, it seems…

Management

Stick to the science

The other day I read a couple of articles that made me think. The first, published in Stuff was on…

ClearTech reduces phosphate run-off

Ravensdown's ClearTech dairy effluent treatment system reduces phosphate leaching by an “astounding” amount, according to recent research.

Man-made ponds a success

Purpose-built ponds that provide a safe haven for whitebait are being hailed as a success by Bay of Plenty Regional…

Farmer input refines design

New Zealand farmers are having input into the development of a revolutionary irrigation prototype as its Feilding-based software engineers seek…

A bright future in agriculture

Recent St Peter’s School Cambridge graduate, Annabelle McGuire, set off to Lincoln University in mid-February full of excitement as she…

Farm Health

Water data at all times

A clever trough monitoring system from Australian supplier Farmbot, allows farmers to remotely monitor water supplies to stock, using a…

Breeders sale

New Zealand Holstein breeders are offering their best for the Autumn Harvest Sale at Cambridge Raceway in April.

Machinery & Products

New telemetry solution

Part of the AGCO stable, Fendt, is introducing Fendt Connect – a new generation telemetry solution for Australian and New…

Case plugs into the future

CNH Industrial has announced that it has completed a minority investment in Monarch Tractor, a US-based agricultural technology company, who…

New trailer lighting

Designed for boat trailers, but probably very useful for anyone using a trailer in conditions exposed to the elements, the…

Motoring

Mako goes after Raptor

With Ford holding the reins of the ute market since about 2014, it was always going to be a case…

X marks the spot

While many car manufacturers set out to cater for all sectors of the market, it’s fair to say that Subaru…

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Sour taste

A dairy snack for kids made by the Gloriavale Christian Community has been dropped by two distributors because of "reputational"…

Cows in lockdown

OPINION: Over the past year the world has been shown the psychological damage that lockdown can have on human wellbeing.

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