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Sexed semen demand rises

The number of New Zealand dairy cows mated to sexed semen is set to double this year as farmers look…

Small processors join forces

Two small milk processors are joining forces to develop more niche products for both local and overseas markets.

National

World

Solid result for Arla despite Covid

European co-operative Arla Foods says it has delivered financial results and branded sales volumes at the top end of expectations, despite challenges posed by Covid-19.

Oz dairy summit canned

The growing Covid-19 outbreak in Australia has forced the postponement of Australian Dairy Conference scheduled for Hobart in February 2022.

Arla builds training farm in Nigeria

European dairy co-operative Arla Foods is building a state-of-the-art commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria and use it as a training base for 1,000 local dairy farmers.

Farmer confidence riding high in Oz

With farmer confidence and consumer optimism high, much of Australia’s dairy industry has been riding on a wave of positivity over the past few months, according to Dairy Australia’s June 2021 Situation and Outlook report.

Opinion

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)…

'Join the fun'

A first-time competitor, 2021 FMG Young Farmer of the Year Jake Jarman initially signed up to the contest in order…

Management

Planning your riparian project

When planning a project it is important to be clear what current conditions exist, what information you need to collect…

Bull sales continue in lockdowns

A hybrid auction platform launched during last year's Covid lockdown is allowing beef and dairy bull sales across the North…

Farm Health

Cows part of the solution

New Lincoln University pastoral livestock production lab research is defining how to get the maximum benefit from cows predisposed to…

Jerseys pull their weight

Jersey cows are not normally synonymous with high input systems, but one farming couple are proving that Jerseys can hold…

Sustainability of maize silage

New Zealand research and farmer practice shows that pasture-based dairy systems supported by maize silage can be highly profitable. I…

Machinery & Products

Effluent injection goes XL

Dutch effluent specialist Vredo is testing 15 and 18-metre wide slurry injection rigs for the upcoming 2022 spreading season.

Choosing the right pump

Choosing the right pump for an effluent system is the key to ensuring a system works well and gives many…

Spreading muck with ease

Palmerston North headquartered Strautmann Hopkins Ltd imports the extensive range of Strautmann Muck Spreaders for farmers and contractors, built by…

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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Bridge too far

OPINION: The Howl of a Protest was generally a success, well received by the public and, surprisingly, given evenhanded coverage…

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