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Vets worry about muddy cows

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is very concerned about the animal welfare consequences of poor practices during winter grazing,…

The show will go on!

The country’s biggest annual A&P show will go ahead with cattle classes this year despite the threat of spreading Mycoplasma…

National

 

NZ needs to get bolder

New Zealand companies aren’t bold enough when taking innovation overseas, says Callaghan agritech innovation expert Nicky Molloy.

Only two regions disease-free

37 farms have been confirmed as infected with Mycoplasma bovis by the Ministry for Primary Industries — eight in the North Island…

World

Call for Brexit revote

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be in for when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in six months.

 

Drought crisis for Irish farmers

Farmers in Northern Europe – especially the UK and Ireland – are facing a crisis as drought forces them to sell stock early while they struggle to adequately feed animals remaining. 

Post-Brexit risk for UK farms

Analysts fear that up to 25% of Britain’s farms will be at risk of bankruptcy if farm subsidies aren’t guaranteed by the government post-Brexit.

US subsidies cause Aussie angst

Australian farmers are unhappy with the US Government’s US$12 billion in new subsidies to farmers caught up in trade wars triggered by President Trump.

Opinion

Science the answer to debate

The previous government issued a call-to-action to New Zealand: double primary production export earnings while maintaining or improving water quality. 

 

Debate heating up — Editorial

We've had lately an abundance of reports on how New Zealand should tackle its carbon emissions profile – especially regarding…

We are not cowboys, minister

OPINION: Clearly the Minister of Agriculture believes the honey industry is in a bad state when he refers to it…

Agribusiness

 

Local rich-lister to help scheme

Waimate contractor – and rich-lister – Gary Rooney will back a South Canterbury irrigation scheme that was left gasping by…

A ‘Big Mac’ day

Turning farmers into consumers is the objective of McDonald’s New Zealand farmer tours. 

Management

Vets worry about muddy cows

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is very concerned about the animal welfare consequences of poor practices during winter grazing, says chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.

The show will go on!

The country’s biggest annual A&P show will go ahead with cattle classes this year despite the threat of spreading Mycoplasma bovis.

 

A good plan for sheep, beef farmers

Environmental compliance is already a common business practice in dairying and horticulture, and now sheep and beef farmers must devise farm environmental plans (FEP) — a daunting prospect for some. 

Immense crop farms amaze Kiwis

Four kiwi arable farmers were amazed recently to see the immensity of the cropping industries in western Europe and Ukraine.

Farm Health

New approach on animal welfare

A new Framework for Action on Animal Welfare released last month sets out a better approach, says Associate Agriculture Minister…

Machinery & Products

 

Tea from an unlikely source

Best known as the dairy capital of New Zealand, Waikato can also claim to be the nation’s home of tea. 

Mower dances to a new record

A Claas Disco 1100 RC, billed as the largest tractor-mounted mower-conditioner on the market, has shattered the world record for…

Tractor numbers on a roll

The world's tractor market looked healthy in 2017, with 2.1 million sales – up about 13% on the 2016 total…

Motoring

Touring around in comfort

Okay Holden, you’re not fooling anyone with your raised ride height and plastic wheel arches; the Calais-V Tourer is no…

Forester comes out of the woods

Given that the Subaru Forester virtually started the trend to SUVs years ago, the New Zealand motoring public’s assigning to…

Never lose your car

A new entry-level Range Rover Velar is set to be the model Kiwi motorists can better afford. 

Baby Ram no toddler!

The Ram 2500 and 3500 utes have a name for big load-carrying and towing capability but come with a hefty…

Toyota Fortuner is here!

Toyota’s Hilux-based Fortuner SUV line-up has had an aggressive upgrade in New Zealand with the addition of a TRD (Toyota…

 

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Forgetful?

Speaking of M. bovis, the Hound understands the latest outburst by a farmer hit early on by the cattle disease…

Fatally flawed?

A mate of the Hound – a former technician and founder of an electronics business – reckons the NAIT system…

 
 

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