This year’s judges brought a gratifying international energy to the show. They included (L-R): Nico Bons (Holland), Kate Cummings (Southland), Jamie Taylor (Taranaki), Brian Behnke (USA), Simon Tognola (Australia). Photo Credit: Evie Tomlinson

Two of the international judges candidly admitted they were surprised when they judged in New Zealand for the first time this week.

The McIntosh sisters Peggy, 8, left, Maggie, 12, and Olive, 10, with three of the family’s Holstein Friesian heifers which they paraded for the judges on the first day of the 2023 NZ Agricultural Show.

Converting the family dairy farm to a regenerative model 15 years ago is paying dividends for Springston farmers Clyde and Rachael McIntosh.

AgResearch senior scientist Brendon Welten holding a urine sensor.

It's a wee issue but with a big environmental impact, and a new award-winning technology developed by AgResearch may help farmers to address it.

Two new Case IH and New Holland tractors, and Kinghitter post rammers, are allowing fencing crews to operate as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Nine months after Cyclone Gabrielle struck, affected farmers are slowly getting back on their feet, and many have the CNH Industrial initiative ‘Commence the Re-Fence’ to thank for helping relieve some of the pain of the massive rebuild.

Gordon Fullerton with Full-On Hole-In-One ET.

A calf born at a Waikato Holstein Friesian stud has stunned her owner with her incredibly high credentials – surpassing his hope that she was going to be one out of the box.

The new initiative offers Fonterra farmers the option to lease new cutting-edge milk chilling systems rather than having to purchase them as they’ve typically done in the past.

Fonterra farmers can now lease next generation milk chilling technology and enjoy the many benefits that come with it.

Contract milker Jeorge Barroga says technology has been a game changer for the farm.

With the fertiliser spreading season in full swing, a Central Otago dairy farmer has embraced the benefits of GPS mapping and automated data management, resulting in substantial savings of both time and money.

They say that good things come in small packages – and the modest but mighty Waiview Stud in Marlborough is certainly punching above its weight.

When Westland Milk Products needed to set up a system to support their farmer suppliers to get their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission numbers, they opted for a collaborative approach using OverseerFM.

West Coast dairy farmer and Holstein Friesian breeder Alex King has innovation and adaptability in his blood.

The number of kingfishers, fantails and other native birds are increasing on Mark and Devon Slee’s Canterbury farm, thanks to extensive planting in recent years.

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