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Rewards for best practice

Corporate farmer Trevor Hamilton is full of praise for the incentive scheme Te Ara Miraka run by the Taupo dairy…

National

Farmers unhappy — Coull

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Duncan Coull says farmers are unhappy with the co-op’s current performance.

 

World

An A$9/kgMS forecast for Oz in 2030?

As you read this, the factors affecting the outlook for global commodity markets are finely balanced, with much swinging on the weather – so there’s nothing new. 

Oz farmer forced to sell stock

With feed costs almost doubling, one drought-stricken Australian dairy farmer has been deciding to regularly sell livestock. He would like the government to provide rate relief for farmers affected by drought.  

 

Britain could crash out of EU

There is now a 50:50 chance Britain will crash out of the European Union without any sort of deal concluded, says a recognised Irish commentator.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

 

Management

Cow collars fit well in shed

A flexible, high-performance cow monitoring system was just what Alastair Robinson needed in his 70-bail rotary shed in Waikuku, North…

 

Farm Health

Decoding your milk urea

Several years back, milk processors provided new information on Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN). While some farmers understand the test, the…

Passed without proper scrutiny

National's agriculture spokesman, Nathan Guy, says while some of the NAIT changes were needed, their passing under urgency has prevented…

Machinery & Products

Is Zetor staging a comeback?

The Zetor tractor is not a common sight on New Zealand’s farms, but Dairy News suspects there may still be a few…

 

Lemken buys an eye to the future

The German cultivation and seeding specialist Lemken has bought the Dutch company Skeketee – part of its plan to promote…

Fencing keeps noses apart

The problem of Mycoplasma bovis points up the need for better farm biosecurity measures, helped admirably by Strainrite Fencing Systems’…

Multi-one for muli-taskers

Jacks Machinery of Whakatane, a retailer of tractors and machinery since 1970, is New Zealand distributor of an interesting range…

Motoring

Holden goes easy on fuel

Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size…

Plug-and-play Kia

First came Kia Motors New Zealand’s launch of the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models in March, and now the…

Ranger soon on the prowl

Having dominated the ute market for the last three years, Ford NZ says it will launch its 2019 Ranger in…

 

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Milking It

Clink clink

The sound of milk bottles is set to return to Marlborough.

‘We help farmers’

Fish & Game took umbrage at a Milking It story on farmer Dean Rabbidge and his tweet. It says contrary…

 
 

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‘Lucky to have co-op’

Corporate farmer and former Fonterra director Mark Townshend is urging shareholders to support Fonterra and its new leadership.

 
 
 

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…