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ANZCO posts record profit

Meat processor and exporter ANZCO Foods has joined other NZ agri-sector businesses and reported a record net profit of $75m…

A defining year ahead!

The coming year is looming as a defining one for New Zealand farming, according to Rabobank agricultural analyst Genevieve Steven.

Public round up on glyphosate

The country's environmental regulator agency has released the public feedback it has received on the glyphosate weed killer - commonly…

National

FMD scare puts NZ on watch

A recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in Indonesia has the NZ agriculture sector and its officials on…

A tough nut to crack!

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions "is a tough nut to crack".

World

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.

Still waiting

British and New Zealand trade negotiators are burning the midnight oil in a bid to get a free trade agreement between the two countries.

UK FTA hits crucial period

What happens in the next few weeks will be critical for New Zealand to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with the UK.

Opinion

What makes you happy?

OPINION: I'm sure we could have a very interesting discussion around what would it take to make you happy.

Faster kill weights an answer?

OPINION: Mitigation strategies killing off the microbes that construct methane from free hydrogen are ineffective, because that hydrogen must be…

Editorial: No free lunch!

OPINION: The ink was barely dry on the Government’s newly released emissions reductions plan before the whining began.

Death and taxes the only answer!

OPINION: In the past several months, three separate articles have appeared purporting to explain the current situation in New Zealand…

Editorial: A sick joke!

OPINION: When the Covid pandemic broke out over two years ago, Jacinda Ardern waxed lyrical about the importance of the…

Agribusiness

ANZCO posts record profit

Meat processor and exporter ANZCO Foods has joined other NZ agri-sector businesses and reported a record net profit of $75m…

Helping feed the needy

New Zealand generated 571,000 tonnes of food waste annually - including residential and commercial food waste.

Management

Time for lime to shine

New Zealand's lime industry is pointing to the benefits of locally extracted product to help farmers deal with huge increases in fertiliser prices.

Talking about things a must

Farmers in New Zealand have to be prepared for anything – from the ever-changing weather to issues with stock, crops and machinery.  

Turning theory into practicality

Kirstin Deuss believes the findings of her research work into soil drainage in Southland will have benefits for other parts of New Zealand as well.

Passion for NZ sheep farming

When Brazilian Dayanne Almeida chose to move to New Zealand, it was our sheep farming expertise that attracted her.

On-farm environment specialists needed

AgResearch Principal Scientist Dr Alec Mackay believes there is real value in farmers engaging subject specialists outside the current suite of advisors such as water quality, biodiversity, climate change and carbon sequestering. Peter Burke reports.

Farm Health

Combined voice

The two associations representing NZ's crop protection and animal health industries will merge this month.

Getting rams ready

Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance and their contribution to the genetic…

Machinery & Products

A new approach to apprenticeships

By taking a new approach to its apprenticeship programme, agricultural equipment supplier Norwood says it is ensuring farmers’ machinery will…

Buck-Rake does the job

With many self-propelled forage harvester manufacturers offering machines hitting 1000hp, the bottleneck in any harvesting system is always likely to…

Pigtail standards made to last

Feedback from farmers highlighted frustration at the time and cost involved in frequently replacing failed pigtail posts.

Motoring

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…

Outback now in its 25th year

Now in its 25th year, and sixth edition, the 2021 Subaru’s Outback wagon was recently launched in New Zealand. 

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Yeah, right!

OPINION: Your old mate reckons recent ‘research’ carried out by consultants PWC – claiming that ‘actively managed carbon forestry’ creates…

All Claas!

OPINION: Your canine crusader - like many in the sector probably would have - raised an eyebrow when he heard…

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No boat to China

Some 300 farmers around the country - supplying 12,000 dairy cattle for export to China have been left hundreds of…

Editorial: A woke joke?

OPINION: Recently Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor made great fanfare when announcing a new farm planning system for farmers and growers.