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Preventing vehicle fatalities

Light vehicles – two wheelers, quads, and LUVs or side by sides – are essential tools on New Zealand farms.…

National

Dry cow therapy minus antibiotics

Taranaki sharemilker Shaun Eichstaedt was the first New Zealander to replace traditional antibiotic dry cow therapy (DCT) with a high-strength…

Changes are afoot

There has been a mixed response by the agriculture sector to the recently released Climate Change Commission’s 2021 draft report. 

World

UK warned to honour FTA commitments

Plans for the United Kingdom to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have come with a warning from New Zealand dairy companies.

No FTA joy

There is widespread praise from both the primary and business sectors for the signing last week of a revamped free trade deal with China.

Opinion

Tackling climate change

OPINION: Is it time to take a deep breath and stop to consider the whole climate change debate on a…

Editorial: Anxious times

OPINION: The recent Climate Change Commission discussion document has made many farmers anxious.

NZ's trade challenges

Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor recently spoke at the Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School emphasising the importance of…

Agribusiness

Better butter set to boom

Beset by food fads and bad science, butter’s reputation is enjoying a sustained resurgence. Southern Pasture’s new senior vice president…

Cow toilet collects gold

While we are used to hearing about the latest hi-tech tractors or machines winning medals for technical innovation, it seems…

Management

Meeting milk cooling rules

The Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand Code of Practice for the design and operation of Farm Dairies introduced new…

Taking the heat out of milk cooling

For Southland dairy farmers Ferdinand Vries and Stacey Young, running an environmentally friendly operation has become top priority in recent…

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

Merlo goes greener

Obviously not wishing to get left behind by some of its competitors, Italian manufacturer Merlo is planning to add to…

Motoring

Mako goes after Raptor

With Ford holding the reins of the ute market since about 2014, it was always going to be a case…

X marks the spot

While many car manufacturers set out to cater for all sectors of the market, it’s fair to say that Subaru…

Tiny Jimny hits the right note

Strong demand for the instantly recognised Suzuki Jimny in New Zealand has continued to accelerate with the 1000th retail order…

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Oat milk sells

OPINION: Fake milk works for some. Fashionable Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly is seeking a US stock market listing that could…

Labour shortage

If you think labour shortage on New Zealand dairy farms is unique to our country, then think again.

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