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Recycling 10,000 cow collars

MSD Animal Health New Zealand has partnered with Agrecovery in New Zealand’s first pilot to recycle SenseHub Dairy Collars (previously…

Farming climate 'is complicated'

Milk MaP's senior farm business consultant, Andrew Trounce, says thriving in today’s volatile farming climate is a complicated conversation.

National

Share farmers with big plans

With only about eight weeks to go before their cows are dried off, the 2024 Manawatu Dairy Industry Awards Share…

Team effort brings results

For the team at Westmorland Estate Limited in Waikato, it has been another year of everyone working together to achieve…

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

Fonterra's in good shape

Fonterra released its interim results last month, showing a continuation of the strong earnings performance delivered by the co-op through…

Milk processors and emissions

OPINION: Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – especially scope 3 emissions that occur on the farm – has been on…

Editorial: Pamu's challenge

OPINION: The Government is sending a clear signal to state-owned farming giant, Pamu (Landcorp) that things must change.

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…

Agribusiness

From Sky Tower to cowshed

Every morning dairy farmer Sam Waugh sees the Auckland Sky Tower through his window. It's a great reminder of one…

Dairy prices slip

Dairy prices pulled back a bit in the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction and it’s mostly to do with…

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…

Management

Helping farmers tackle challenges

The opportunity to spend more time on farm while providing a dedicated service for shareholders attracted new environmental manager Ben Howden…

Setting up for next season

As the season draws to an end for spring calving systems, increased attention and planning should be focused on next…

Farm Health

Busybrook obsession pays off

The numbers suggest the cow families on offer at the upcoming Busybrook Holsteins sale in North Otago are as good…

Breeding mastitis-resistant cows

Selecting for disease- resistant cows has become a reality for farmers around the globe as genetic developments continue to advance.

Clear breeding goals

Over the last 13 years, Southland dairy farmers Caleb and Paula Hamill have worked hard to realise their dream of…

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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Avian flu in cows

A lethal form of avian influenza has been confirmed in US dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas, the US Department…

China trade

OPINION: Last week's revelation that data relating to New Zealand MPs was stolen amid Chinese state-sponsored cyber espionage targeting two…

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