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A solid herd to build on

You'd be hard pressed to pick dairy farmer Hayley Hoogendyk as someone who grew up in the sunny beach town…

National

Genetics focus boosts herd

A strong focus on genetics and DNA has paid dividends for Fernside dairy farmer Julie Bradshaw with four of her…

World

Oz farmers study N usage

Australian dairy farmers are backing a new five-year research project looking into reducing the reliance on nitrogen fertilisers used in pasture production.

Opinion

Editorial: Slow down!

OPINION: The latest Federated Farmers survey of farmer confidence paints a worrying picture.

We can all do our bit

OPINION: An estimated 40% of food produced globally each year is wasted - totalling 2.5 billion tonnes.

Ag holding strong!

OPINION: New Zealand is a trading station. We are respected by the world and the best at what we do.

Agribusiness

Planning underway for 2023 awards

Planning for the 2023 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) is underway with national sponsors continuing to back the programme.

Elite HF cow scoops awards

Holstein Friesian cows from Waikato and Canterbury were well-represented at the 2022 Holstein Friesian NZ-Semex on-farm competition prizegiving last week.

Management

Elite genetics captured early

The next generation of high-BW Holstein Friesian heifers earmarked to breed genetically-elite calves has been announced.

Getting better with training

This calving season will be a little different for dairy farmer Jo Forsyth thanks to a recent MINDA LIVE training…

Focus on wintering well

Farmer Ewen Mathieson is working hard to protect their stock and the environment by wintering well during the coldest months…

Farm Health

Achieving BCS targets

Body condition scoring (BCS) is the assessment of the amount of fat covering the bones of a dairy cow, regardless…

Superior genetics deliver benefits

Dairy farmers are being encouraged to consider using genetically superior beef bulls across their herds this spring to help create…

Machinery & Products

A baler like no other

While baler-wrapper combinations have become the backbone of baled silage production, one machine stands out from the rest in the…

Small bales in demand

While round or large square bales have the dominant shares in the rural landscape, small square bales still play an…

Amazone's one-pass operation

Ag machinery maker Amazone has paired up its Precea precision air seeder and Combi-Disc 3000 compact disc harrow to deliver…

Motoring

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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$1m remains unpaid

OPINION: A group of New Zealand farmers who collectively sold $1 million worth of cattle to a live export company…

Too close for comfort

OPINION: One vet believes the threat of foot-and-mouth entering New Zealand is much higher than what authorities tell the public.

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