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Easing cows into winter crops

Successful grazing of crop paddocks is achieved by good management of people, cows and the environment, says DairyNZ.

National

 

Dairy prices fall

Dairy prices fell overnight in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, reversing the lift in the previous event.

World

Govt stalled on quad rollers

Australian farmers are urging the Federal Government to enforce the fitting of operator protection devices (OPDs) to all new quads within two years.

 

US farmers don’t want a repeat run

With the US dairy industry now it in its fifth year of low prices and third year of trade wounds, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation in the US, Jim Mulhern looks at what could come next.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

Hearty rise in LIC profit

A 139% increase in Livestock Improvement Corporation’s profit to $22.2 million reflects a turnaround in performance and profitability, says chairman…

 

Relief at weekend on the farm

Holidays may be few and far between in the dairy industry, but Southland farmers David and Angela Spedding recently enjoyed…

Management

 

Managing the risk of soil erosion

Existing and possible erosion stand out as aspects of soil sustainability and the economics of farming, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture…

Farm Health

Are you reading labels?

When dealing with calf feed products it is important to read the labels, go online or ask your supplier for…

Machinery & Products

 

Simple gear, good specs

Designed to suit livestock and smaller mixed farms, the new New Holland T4-S tractors distributed by Norwood are available with…

ROPS: still a viable option

Many dairy farmers may once have favoured a ROPS tractor for its easy access and dismounting to open gates or…

Clever extension boosts capacity

Mixer wagon specialist BvL, Germany, has launched the Vario Volume, a clever variable-volume extension as an option for most of…

Motoring

It’s a family affair

How does the Aussie Holden SUV range handle the modern Kiwi family lifestyle? We found out...

Forester ferries Feds

Federated Farmers will front for Subaru at Fieldays, a spin-off from the partnership the vehicle maker formed with Feds in 2018.

 

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Beating the desert heat

Three times daily in summer the Holstein cows on a dairy farm north of Doha, Qatar, placidly step onto a…

Unreliable case

A Scottish couple has had a compensation claim rejected after arguing one of their pedigree Highland cows got pregnant to their neighbour’s…

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