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A Lincoln University researcher investigating the role of intuition in farmers’ decisionmaking has had his work published in a scientific…

 

National

The proof is in the pasture

Corporate farmer Colin Armer, among New Zealand’s most prominent, says dairying will prosper more by greater pasture utilisation than by…

 

Banks: we’re loving them

Most farmers are satisfied with their banks, according to the latest Federated Farmers Banking Survey.

World

EU dairy exports on the rise

While overall dairy exports from New Zealand and Australia are declining, the European Union is showing strong export growth, says Fonterra’s November Global Dairy Update.

 

Saputo committed to Oz dairy

Canadian dairy company Saputo says its acquisition of Murray Goulburn will add to and complement the activities of its dairy division in Australia.

Oz supply chain at crossroads

Australia's key dairy region is facing a “supply chain revolution,” says Rabobank senior dairy analyst Michael Harvey.

Opinion

 

Are they worth their keep?

In reflecting on the salary package/bonuses paid to Theo Spierings in the past season it is important to understand that…

Leader from our own ranks

Sadly, our cooperative has lost one of our strongest people with former director Michael Spaans passing away last week.

NZ can do better in this era

Examining the primary sector policies of Labour, and thus our new Government, there are a few things on my wish…

Agribusiness

 

All change at Lely

The decision by Lely NZ’s parent company Lely to sell its grass machinery division to AGCO and concentrate on dairy…

Management

Protecting a natural asset

In managing contaminants on your farm, part of the solution might be right under your nose. DairyNZ environment manager Dr…

 

Attracting the best people

Getting good staff is just one of the challenges faced by dairy farming businesses. But are we doing enough as…

Farm Health

Lepto no longer men-only disease

With more women working in farming, more are contracting the disease leptospirosis, says the president of Rural Women NZ, Fiona…

 

62 years and counting

AI technician Don Shaw (79) has been surrounded by dairy cows his entire life, bringing many calves into the world.

Machinery & Products

Trailblazing Terra Trac

German harvester manufacturer Claas, known for the rubber track system it developed 30 years ago, went on to refine it.

 

Room with a phew

Can you guess what's covering the interior of this Case IH Puma? Hint: the driver was on effluent duties.

Motoring

T60 takes on the big boys

LDV distributor Great Lake Motors says it expects to shake up New Zealand’s ute market with its new LDV T60.

 

New kid on the block

The new kid on the SUV block will have auto sales and marketing managers burning the midnight oil and scratching…

The best just got better

When we reviewed the VW Amorak in February 2016, it was fair to say we quite liked it. For 2017,…

 

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French hit recall button

French dairy giant Lactalis is under political pressure after a salmonella contamination forced a global recall of piles of its…

Alright for some

A Swiss organic farmer says the high quality of his cheese results from machine-massages his cows enjoy.

 

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