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Genetics focus boosts herd

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

National

What now?

Aged 64, Malcolm Bailey says farewell after a stellar career in the dairy industry but his knowledge, innovation and drive…

DCANZ chief bows out

Malcolm Bailey says one of the difficult things he's had to overcome in his tenure with DCANZ is getting traction…

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.

Editorial: What's in a deal?

OPINION: Understandably the dairy sector is very unhappy about the recent free trade agreement that New Zealand has signed with…

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

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

OAD feeding works

Torey and Reece Williams are contract milking 830 cows (in three herds) on 230 hectares for Mark and Leanne Miers…

Business boost with pain relief

The pain scale medical professionals use with people isn’t applicable to animals. They can’t tell us whether they’re experiencing a…

FPT in calves

What is failure of passive transfer (FPT) and why is it relevant to my herd?

Machinery & Products

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…

New grassland products

Grassland specialist Pöttinger has released a new portfolio of products and innovations for the new mowing season.

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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Three Waters in trouble?

OPINION: Yet another sign has emerged that the Government's controversial Three Waters reform could be in trouble.

Doco maker wrong

OPINION: A documentary maker who wrongly claims in his film that cows in New Zealand live only one quarter of…

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