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Ag sector’s vision

He Waka Eke Noa (Our Future in Our Hands) is the agri sector’s blueprint and commitment to dealing with climate…

 

National

How do we manage change?

The dairy farming industry needs to keep thinking about what it can do differently in response to the big change…

 

Good times are coming

Seemingly crazy “carryings-on” by some world leaders and influencers should not cause Kiwi farmers to sit on their hands worrying.

Engage with Māori – O’Connor

The primary sector has not been good at engaging, connecting and understanding Māori, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

World

US farmers don’t want a repeat run

With the US dairy industry now it in its fifth year of low prices and third year of trade wounds, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation in the US, Jim Mulhern looks at what could come next.

US milk powder giant rejoins GDT

The largest milk powder producer in the US, DairyAmerica is coming back to Global Dairy Trade (GDT), re-launching skim milk powder on July 16.

 

Opinion

 

A common sense law — Editorial

Richard McIntyre, head of Federated Farmers sharemilkers section, was right on the money when he described plans to introduce the…

Agribusiness

 

New council rules tough on farmers

New environmental management rules for the Canterbury Regional Council’s Waimakariri Zone will be tough for farmers, says the chairman of…

Management

Be NAIT ready

If you are selling calves this winter, first register them in the NAIT online system, says Southland dairy farmer Nigel…

 

Waste milk as a feed?

Waste milk has traditionally been fed to calves as it can’t be sent for supply. But is this a good…

Avoid spreading M. bovis

Calf club organisers must take extra biosecurity steps this spring to avoid the spread of Mycoplasma bovis, says MPI.

Keep diseases away from sheds

If you're buying or selling calves or milk, take these simple steps to reduce the risk of spreading Mycoplasma bovis…

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

 

MTF makes calf feeding a breeze

Bigger and better, says Stallion chief executive Grant Allen describing the company’s largest MTF mobile calf feeder, the Mixer Tanker…

Motoring

It’s a family affair

How does the Aussie Holden SUV range handle the modern Kiwi family lifestyle? We found out...

Forester ferries Feds

Federated Farmers will front for Subaru at Fieldays, a spin-off from the partnership the vehicle maker formed with Feds in 2018.

2019 RAV4 tops 25-year legacy

Toyota's recently launched, fifth generation RAV4 is said to build on its 25-year legacy with its charismatic design, improved performance,…

 

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Full credit

OPINION: Credit where due, NZ Herald at least reported that agricultural leadership had pitched in to do its bit. 

A fair shake?

OPINION: Media bias against farming isn’t new in this country, but the level of ignorance among journalists is off the…

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