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The results are in - now what?

OPINION: Now voters have had their say, the incoming Government has some important decisions to make about farming in New…
 

Time for action — Editorial

OPINION: It's time for some real and fast action around allowing more seasonal workers into the country to help power…

Agribusiness

US holds up NZ meat exports

New Zealand's red meat sector exports to the United States grew by 50% during the three months from July to…

Carpet maker's blast from the past

Following its announcement earlier this year of quitting synthetics and only using 100% NZ wool, carpet manufacturer Cavalier Bremworth has…

NZ beef on show in Beijing

New Zealand's grass-fed beef drew large crowds at 13 of Beijing’s ultra-high-end retail stores – 7 Fresh.

Management

Staying ahead of the game

High-performing farmers are front-footing challenges facing the sheep and beef sector and adapting their businesses, according to new research by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP).

 

Top line-up promised for expo

The countdown is on to one of the highlights of the wider region’s agriculture calendar, the 2021 East Coast Farming Expo for sheep and beef farmers.

The winds of change

When New Yorkers Anders and Emily Crofoot took over Castlepoint Station on the eastern Wairarapa coast in 1998 they had to make some big adjustments, quickly.

Answers are in the soil

Wairarapa sheep farmer Rob Dick is on a mission to reduce his property’s environmental footprint as quickly as possible – and his approach starts with the soil.

Farm Health

Why are animals mistreated?

There's been a spike in recent weeks of people appearing before the courts on charges of mistreating farm animals. 

Machinery & Products

Weeds in for a shock

WIith an increasing focus on reducing chemical herbicides, largely because of crop resistance and a potential build-up of residues, new…
 

V8 - a baler with a grunt

Following three years of testing with clients worldwide, Ireland-based manufacturer McHale has added a bigger model to its range of…

Virtual CV valuable tool

With a 12-year history of recruiting specialised operators from overseas to service the agricultural contracting industry, Hanzon Jobs typically brings…

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The Hound

Tough gig!

OPINION: This old mutt has a fair amount of sympathy for Ag Minister Damien O’Connor with the two associate ministers…

Cow killer

OPINION: The Hound was not surprised to hear well-known end-of-the-world doom-merchant ‘Dr’ Mike Joy is still as joyless as ever…

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