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Dairy infrastructure can have a major impact on milking efficiency and the comfort of cows and milkers, says DairyNZ.

 
Leeston dairy farmer John Legg.

A Leeston dairy farmer’s adoption of regenerative agriculture has won him North Canterbury Fish & Game’s Working with Nature Award for 2019.

New Zealand is world-leading in the production of safe, healthy and sustainable food.

Mark Ross, chief executive of Agcarm on the work that goes into providing safe and healthy food to New Zealanders. 

 
Wiebe and Piety Smitstra.

Matamata goat farmers Wiebe and Piety Smitstra have retrofitted their goat milking shed with a GEA WestfaliaSurge low line double-up herringbone system.

Velvetleaf with a blackened seed head.

With warmer weather bringing on forage maize crops in leaps and bounds, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers and growers to keep watch for velvetleaf.

Wiebe and Piety Smitstra.

Matamata goat farmers Wiebe and Piety Smitstra have retrofitted their goat milking shed with a GEA WestfaliaSurge low line double-up herringbone system.

This year there are potential issues with both grass silage and PKE.

Feed shortages happen every summer. Ian Williams, Pioneer forage specialist explains some options to fill the feed gap.

Christine Finnigan

A leading once a day (OAD) farmer says her farm is set to have a record year thanks to a combination of favourable circumstances – especially the weather.

A Christchurch company has won a major technology contest with a satellite-based remote sensing solution that could monitor the water quality of every lake globally.

Irish slurry handling specialist Abbey Machinery is working to get more value from slurry. Business development manager international, Michael O’Grady explains. 

Effluent separation offers a number of unique advantages, and opportunities that other systems don’t offer, says farm equipment manufacturer Rakaia Engineering Ltd (REL) Group.

Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is predicting huge international demand for a native seaweed if research proves its worth as a potential methane buster for agriculture.

When is it too late to plant maize? Ian Williams, Pioneer forage specialist explains.

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