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Winning comes easy

The 2020 Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year winners Nick and Rose Bertram are no strangers to success.

Raw milk supplier ploughs on

It's business as usual for Timaru raw milk suppliers Stuart and Andrea Weir as the country is in total COVID-19…

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Developing leaders for tomorrow

Last month, 21 developing dairy industry leaders started Fonterra’s year-long Governance Development Programme, with two days of presentations and discussions…
 

Quality of animal feed vital

For everyone involved in food production today, traceability and transparency are ever present considerations. 

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Getting smarter at growing grass

In his third season, sharemilker and Ravensdown shareholder James Barbour takes us through the farm’s approach to nutrient management.

Farm Health

Jersey breed on the rise

A farmer group promoting Jersey cows says stock and semen sales indicate the breed is on the rise.

Machinery & Products

Solar-powered number plates for cows

The financial, operational and managerial benefits of Ceres Tag ear tags are significant, according to Kenneth Irons, managing director at Precision…
 

New energiser gets smart

A new energiser from Datamars Speedrite range claims to be the first “smart” electric fence unit, alongside an output of…

A smooth ride for calves

A new calf trailer, from Mid Canterbury manufacturer Plucks, claims to improve calf welfare during transport, particularly with regards to…

Motoring

New entry level model for Hilux

Toyota New Zealand has broadened its Hilux range with a new entry level two-wheel drive, the WorkMate, aimed at buyers…

Hilux ups the ante on safety

Toyota has raised the safety benchmark at grassroots level by introducing its Toyota Safety Sense Package on its hugely popular…

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Cruelty to cows

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society, a lobby defending animals used in science has turned its attention to Lincoln University.

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Rules driving farmers out

New farming rules around sustainability are driving elderly farmers out of the dairy industry, says agri-economist Phil Journeaux.