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Spoilt for choice

For Matamata dairy farmers Michelle and Bill Burgess, one cattle breed is ticking all the boxed for their milkers this…

Pyke to chair AGMARDT

Former Foundation of Arable Research (FAR) chief executive Nick Pyke is chair of the AGMARDT Board of Trustees.

National

Why should we do more?

OPINION: Managing our dairy sector's impacts inevitably attracts a range of views. Should we do more, less or stay the…

Cattle sale with a difference

Innovation, loss and resilience have brought the Singh family to the point where it is poised to honour its patriarch,…

O'Connor's overseas odyssey

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor continued his overseas odyssey in the past week with multiple meetings in the US, Europe and…

World

Oz milk co-op fined $11,000

An Australian farmer co-operative that purchases milk from farmers across the country has been fined $11,000 for breaching the country's Dairy Code.

Victoria dairy sector leads the nation

A new report has revealed that in 2020-21 Victorian farmers experienced the best financial returns in more than six years as the sector continues to innovate and excel.

UK farmers seeking special Covid visas

UK farmers are joining organisations from across the food and farming sector in calling for the Government to introduce a 12-month 'Covid-19 recovery visa'.

UK diesel supply running dry

Following on from fuel shortages and panic buying in the UK - said to be inflamed by media hype about a dire shortage of heavy truck drivers - red diesel suppliers are reporting disruption to farm deliveries in some parts of the country that are well into the post-harvest cultivation and planting season.

Dutch co-op turns 150

One of the world's largest dairy co-operatives celebrated its 150th birthday this month.

Opinion

Editorial: Think about us

OPINION: The dairy sector has a simple message for the Government - please take our plight seriously.

Agribusiness

A decade of diversity

The Hurunui Waiau Uwha Zone Committee (HWUZC), North Canterbury recently visited a landmark restoration project established ten years ago to…

Escalating women leaders

To be a good leader, you have to first know your 'why', says Ravensdown shareholder and Agri-Women's Development Trust (AWDT)…

Management

Another way to manage N use

A new product has been launched that is said to increase soil productivity, improve nitrogen efficiency and in the end,…

Being smart with nutrients

Spring has sprung and with it comes an increased risk of nutrients leaving farms due to high rainfall, low pasture…

Farm Health

BVD - the gains and what lies ahead?

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the dairy industry's most significant infectious diseases, causing pregnancy loss, birth defects, reduced…

Machinery & Products

Protective tint

Now available in New Zealand, Wildcat Static Cling Tint adds a protective layer to the windows of your tractor, harvester…

New owner for stoll

German company Stoll, the well-known manufacturer of tractor front loaders and attachments that claims to be the second largest producer…

Fert spreaders get a revamp

Kuhn has updated its MDS range of fertiliser spreaders, giving farmers more options to upgrade machines as situations change, rather…

Mowers spring into action

With spring upon us, thoughts turn towards shutting up paddocks for conservation and maybe the purchase of new machinery to…

Motoring

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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Feeling the heat

US dairy farmers have a new threat to their business - heat waves.

Class action

The news has gone from bad to worse for a2 Milk - the company Synlait had hitched its wagon to.

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