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Lely offerings for the future

Dutch robotic specialist Lely launched a new farm management application called Horizon at its recent Future Farm Days 2020.

Goat farming on the rise

Dairy goat milk processors, looking to increase their supplier numbers, are helping to drive interest among farmers in New Zealand’s…

National

Miraka picks up awards

Taupo-based Maori dairy company Miraka took the top honours at this year’s Biosecurity Awards.
 

Wyeth ready for new challenge

The chief executive-elect of Yili-owned Westland Milk Products Richard Wyeth says he’s looking forward to the challenge of running the…

World

UK-NZ free trade talks on

Dairy processors say the launch of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between New Zealand and the UK is a positive development.

NZ butter booming in the US

Boutique dairy, Lewis Road Creamery, says sales of its premium butter in the US have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion

Strategies at play

Former Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman and Waipu farmer Simon Couper looks at the strategies of Fonterra's competitors to see how…
 

An exercise in futility

Former Fonterra Shareholders Council (SHC) chair and Waipu farmer Simon Couper puts his views on why the recent review of…

Agribusiness

China's largest rotary parlour

China's domestic milk production has received a boost with the installation of the country’s largest milking rotary parlour.

Ex-farmer lends a helping hand

Ex-farmer Daniel Payton is now using his knowledge and practical experience to help farmers make changes to their system, while…

Management

Don't run out of water

 Water is something we often take for granted but over recent years, through the droughts inflicted on us, I have…
 

LIC invests in start-ups

Farmer cooperative LIC is investing in two agritech businesses working to deliver more value to New Zealand dairy farmers.

Living on an organic island

Running an organic dairy farm is a bit like living on an island where one has to be completely self-sufficient.

Farm Health

TB fight goes on

The total number of TB-infected herds in Hawke’s Bay has risen to 20, following the recent reclassification of a new…

Machinery & Products

 

Mixer makes feeding easy

Coolbreene Trust near Taupo is a large-scale dairy operation farming 1150ha, including run-off blocks, within a 10km radius of its…

More colour to light range

Originally available with amber lenses only, Narva’s ‘Geomax’ Heavy Duty LED Strobe Beacon light range has been upgraded with the…

State funding for recycling

Having declared in July that all farm plastics sold in New Zealand will have to be recycled or reused, the…

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…

Holden on the road for summer

In a move to demonstrate the capability of its vehicles, Holden recently put the talk to one side and ‘walked…

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Avoiding listeria

OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing…

Greenpeace seeing red

OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the…

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