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Taylor-made for recovery

A year ago, Cyclone Gabrielle wreaked havoc at family-owned Taylors orchard and packhouse in Hawke's Bay.

Covid's urban/rural divide

According to a new study from the University of Otago, there was a visible rural/urban divide in Covid-19 vaccination rates.

National

An annual event?

Meat Industry Association chief executive, Sirma Karapeeva, says she hopes that National Lamb Day will now take place every year.

Selling the value of lamb

The meat industry has a job to sell the value proposition of lamb, says Agriculture Minister Todd McClay.

Winning back farmer trust

One year into her role as Beef + Lamb New Zealand chair, Kate Acland is continuing to work hard and…

Tough times on farm

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chair Kate Acland says while farmers are quite positive about the new Government, the economic…

World

World food prices dip - FAO

In December, world food prices dipped for a ninth consecutive month, according to recent data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Trans-Tasman ag ministers zoom in on biosecurity

When New Zealand’s Agriculture, Biosecurity and Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor met with his new Australian counterpart yesterday, the subject of biosecurity was top of their agenda.

New Aussie ag minister

Australian farmers hope that the new Labor Government will help ease chronic worker shortages crippling the agriculture sector.

FAO distributes seed potatoes to Ukrainian rural families

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has distributed seed potato kits to 17,740 Ukrainian households from across ten of the country’s oblasts (administrative division) so they can plant food in time for the next harvesting season.

Opinion

Rural health conference coming!

OPINION: This year's National Rural Health Conference, being held in Wellington, has attracted a record number of interested rural health…

Editorial: Turn off the TV!

OPINION: "The treaty is our past, present and future. It has shaped the country we have become, and the obligations…

The truth will out!

OPINION: Well, the New Year is certainly with us; yep 2024 is well under way.

Editorial: Field days roll in

OPINION: The regional field days that kick off in February are often used as a bellwether for sentiment in the…

Agribusiness

Management

Feeding maize silage this summer

Since the mid-nineties maize silage use on dairy farms has steadily increased, with some farmers now feeding as much as 2 tDM/cow within a season.

World's first hybrid clover

Plant breeder Germinal has announced the release of the world’s first hybrid of white and Caucasian clover.

The sky's the limit to solar farming

There are plenty of possibilities for successful farming operations in, under and around largescale solar electricity generation installations.

From grazed valley to a lush wetland

The completion of the second stage of an ambitious project to rewild a once grazed Northland valley into a lush wetland has been celebrated with an event to mark World Wetlands Day this month.

Farm Health

Beware - FE is here!

A disease that costs the primary industry more than $200 million a year is potentially coming to a place near…

'Corriedale 2.0' paying dividends

Successfully breeding what they call their "Corriedale 2.0" sheep is paying dividends for Robin and Pip Wilson of Wilfield Stud,…

Machinery & Products

Norwood's deal with SKY

Norwood has signed an exclusive New Zealand distribution agreement with the Burel Group for the SKY Agriculture brand.

Killing weed seeds in a single pass

John Deere's X-Series Combine Harvesters can now be complemented by the advanced weed control capability of Redekop’s Seed Control Unit…

Motoring

RAM hits 20K!

In a market dominated by utes, Ram Trucks Australia has just put the finishing touches on its 20,000th right-hand drive…

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

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The Hound

Bureaucratic insanity

OPINION: The Hound reckons if farmers in this country think they've got a problem with the small-minded officious bureaucrats imposing…

Tone deaf?

OPINION: Your old mate can't believe the absolute brass neck of the directors at Beef + Lamb NZ who are…

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