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Rain watch on the Coast

A few minutes can make all the difference to saving or losing a paddock to pugging on a West Coast…

 

Top quality advice for farmers

Timely advice from respected experts will feature in regular seminars during the two-day Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek Events Pavilion…

National

NZ butter lands in the US

The US states Texas and California are being targeted by Lewis Road Creamery for its specialty butter.

 

$50m dryer for sheep milk

A new milk spray dryer to be built next year in Hamilton will help New Zealand’s advance in infant formula…

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

Asia next dairy goldmine

OPINION: Asia is the ‘hot zone’ for dairy and will be the next dairy goldmine, especially the markets in China,…

 

Agribusiness

 

Apprenticeship draws a crowd

One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in…

Labour demand growing

As in the other primary sectors, dairy is experiencing a demand for labour, says Jane Muir, DairyNZ people team manager.

Management

Rain watch on the Coast

A few minutes can make all the difference to saving or losing a paddock to pugging on a West Coast…

 

Top quality advice for farmers

Timely advice from respected experts will feature in regular seminars during the two-day Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek Events Pavilion…

Tankers, stirrers on show

CB Norwood Distributors will be at the Effluent Expo (November 27, 28) with its Pichon slurry tankers and pond stirrers.

Farm Health

Update NAIT account regularly

West Coast farmer Andrew Stewart believes the key to animal traceability is to keep your National Animal Identification and Tracing…

Machinery & Products

Can’t buy it? 3-D print it

British company BuyAnyPart has launched a service manufacturing rare or obsolete parts using 3-D printing technology. 

 

Motoring

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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Milking It

My goodness!

Another day, another ‘milk’ appears on the horizon.

Dwarf breeds impress

Good things often come in smaller packages and it may soon be true for dairy farmers.

 
 

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Need real farmers

The Fonterra board needs real farmers with their own skin in the game, says would-be director John Nicholls.

 
 
 

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…