Waikato farmer Ed Grayling milks 430 cows on mostly peat soil that is low on trace elements.
Feeding livestock can bring with it several challenges including labour shortages, wasted feed, higher prices for smaller quantities, intake monitoring and dominant animals bullying more timid individuals.
A recently released coroner's report into the death of a South Canterbury farmworker in 2019 raised the question of the suitability of safety helmets currently being used on farms.
Made in New Zealand looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, creating productive and cost-effective products for the agricultural sector. Machinery editor Mark Daniel takes a closer look at Trimax Mowing Systems, catching up with owner and founder Bob Sievwright.
Masterton based Tulloch Farm Machines has introduced a new series of Krone tedders badged Vendro, to replace the existing KW range.
The newly launched Waikato Milking Systems Walkover Sprayer is designed for use in herringbone and parallel dairies to apply teat spray accurately during entry or exit.
The Pondstir from Dannevirke-based Metalform, as its name suggests, is a heavy-duty, shore-based stirrer designed to agitate and incorporate the liquid and solid factions of effluent ponds or storage towers.
Handling the challenges of effluent management could become easier with a new product that allows dairy farmers to treat their effluent systems as a routine part of weekly milking shed maintenance.
Visitors to last week's National Fieldays were able to check out the new home for CLAAS Harvest Centre, Waikato and the parts, training and demonstration hub for the network's five other branches in the North Island.
The Case IH Farmlift 742 telehandler has a lot to offer.
Hansen Products has released the new Easy Fit ID range of compression fittings.
New Plymouth-based AgriQuip has been appointed as the exclusive importer and distributor of the Major Equipment brand, with the aim of distributing a selection of products from the company’s range of grasscutting equipment.
Made in New Zealand is a feature that looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, making productive and cost-effective products for the agricultural sector. This week we take a closer look at FIL, catching up with GEA Farm Technologies NZ chief executive officer, Campbell Parker.
Rasmus Helms, owner of the Danish company Siwi, designed and manufactured his first combi-hitch in 2012, in response to the increasing numbers of crushing and PTO-derived fatalities occurring when connecting implements to tractors.
A Dutch Giant is playing such an important role at Schuler Brothers' Te Aroha West goat farming operation that the head stockman says, "if I was considering a job at another goat farming operation and they didn't have a Giant, I'd say thats but no thanks".
Having made an immediate impact on the agricultural sector when it set a world record for planting back in 2017, the Vaderstad Tempo L has just past the significant milestone of 1000 machines being produced.
Several years ago, Strainrite's Southland rep identified a gap in the market for quality multi-wire break feeding products for sheep and beef farmers.
While there appears to be a gradual move towards UTV or side by sides, the ATV/quad bike still plays a major mobility role in the New Zealand rural landscape.
For more than 50 years, the Gallagher team has made the annual pilgrimage to Mystery Creek for Fieldays.
When it comes to award-winning innovation, Waverley and Wilco Klein Ovink got started early.
Taragate will be launching an all new 'ZERO' range of Ringtop fence standards at Fieldays.
A year on from taking over the ownership of Numedic, owner Marina Millar says the company is going well.
Agriculture brings with it several challenges and a level of uncertainty, so premium support for tractors and machinery is never far from a farmer's mind.
Alliance, a part of Yokohama Off-Highway Tyres, has introduced a new tyre, especially designed for pivot irrigation systems.