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Early mating pays dividends

A trial of sexed semen at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm could result in gross income rising by at least…

A killer worse than M. bovis

A cattle disease prevalent on 100% of New Zealand farms is much more serious than Mycoplasma bovis, a veterinarian says.

National

Tough-talking couple at SIDE

Two athletes toughened in the world’s top sporting events will share their survival tips with farmers at this year’s South…

 

IT pioneer to inspire

Dunedin computer graphics pioneer Ian Taylor won’t have to travel far to give his take on how innovation, technology and…

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

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…

A system set up to fail

With Mycoplasma bovis confirmed as having arrived in Waikato’s dairy heartland, the time has come for the region’s farmers to…

Agribusiness

Kiwi farmers tour US

New Zealand dairy farmers visiting California dairy farms last month were surprised at how far behind US farms were in…

 

Management

Right hybrid, right paddock

Three big challenges have many farmers looking at self-containing their farming operations and growing most of their feed on land…

 

Need selenium?

Farmers in New Zealand know that soil is notoriously low in selenium, requiring a supplement to avoid impaired health and…

Farm Health

Early mating pays dividends

A trial of sexed semen at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm could result in gross income rising by at least…

 

Get real about milk fever

Milk fever wastes time and massively stresses cows and farmers, says Taranaki farm consultant Pat Poletti.

Vets back eradication

Good onfarm animal management will be essential if plans to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis are to succeed, the New Zealand Veterinary…

Machinery & Products

Sturdy, simple

The new Deutz Fahr 4080.4 E recently launched by Power Farming Wholesale follows on from its introduction in Australia. 

 

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…

Cool and clever Karoq arrives

Winning umpteen car-of-the-year titles in 2017 for the Kodiaq, Skoda might now be up for the double in 2018 with…

 

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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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Farmers deserve answers

OPINION: Most farmers would be surprised to learn there is no evidence that New Zealand agriculture is warming the planet. 

A killer worse than M. bovis

A cattle disease prevalent on 100% of New Zealand farms is much more serious than Mycoplasma bovis, a veterinarian says.

Little Manila in Ashburton

For a few days in May, Ashburton’s i-site information centre could have been mistaken for a small corner of Manila…

 
 
 

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…