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Staff training pays off

Runners-up for the Canterbury/North Otago Sharemilker of the Year title are Shaun and Andrea Wise, who contract milk 590 cows…

 

V300 robots debut in Karaka

A small organic farm in South Auckland has become the first NZ recipient of DeLavals’ new robotic milking system, the…

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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.

Opinion

Tenure review of land to end

The Minister for Land Information, Eugenie Sage, announced on February 17 that the ‘tenure review’ of Crown pastoral land under…

 

No longer so sure about BW

OPINION: Breeding worth (BW) was introduced decades ago and has served farmers well as a breeding guide – or has…

Agribusiness

 

Management

ClearTech shows great promise

New research points to more advantages to the ClearTech dairy effluent treatment system being developed by Lincoln University and Ravensdown.

 

Right quantities at the right time

Good effluent management combines a well-designed effluent system with processes for collecting effluent and applying it to pasture in the…

Farmers back blitz

The dairy industry is supporting councils in their efforts to get all farmers to meet their effluent obligations.

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Stirrer keeps crusts away

A new heavy-duty, shore-based stirrer from effluent handling specialist Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions can help eliminate the problem of crusts forming…

Hisun set to hit NZ farms

New Zealand buyers of quads and side x sides now have a wider choice with the arrival of the Chinese brand…

Motoring

2019 Rav 4 unwrapped

Toyota NZ has unwrapped the 2019 RAV 4, the SUV first seen in boxy guise 30 years ago at the…

Raptor for fun, not work

The Ford Ranger Raptor is not the truck you buy for heavy work; payload and towing capacity are significantly less…

Tried and tested Triton

Performance, safety upgrades and a new look for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton have the manufacturer suggesting it expects its sales…

 

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Find me on Tudder

A Tinder-inspired app called Tudder is helping farmers to match their cattle with suitable mates — by swiping right on…

Cow toilet

A farm equipment manufacturer is developing a toilet for cattle and has revealed that cows can be trained to use…

 
 

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Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…

Tractor for tight spaces

Italian specialist tractor manufacturer SAME, part of the SDF Group, used the recent EIMA 18 Expo in Bologna, to roll…