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Te Mana Lamb wins award

Premium lamb brand Te Mana Lamb took out the New Zealand Food Safety Primary Sector Products and Frozen categories at…

 

Keeping safety simple

Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.

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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.

Opinion

 

Make your vote count

Stimulated by Fonterra posting a loss of $196 million, business analysts, academics and journalists have put forward their views on…

Let the games begin — Editorial

OPINION: Fonterra's upcoming director elections will be an interesting contest with a potential shake-up on the cards, which its board…

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. 

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

Keeping safety simple

Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.

 

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.

Farm Health

All farmers responsible for NAIT

Making sure all livestock coming on and off-farm are NAIT tagged and registered online is every farmers’ responsibility, says Taranaki…

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

 

Feed mixers built tough

Manufacturers of total mixed ration (TMR) mixers should stop claiming their machines have “better steel, bigger tyres and brighter lights”…

Demo farm to show how Europeans do it

Hoping to encourage more discussion with farmers in the US, German arable manufacturer Horsch is now running another agricultural demonstration…

Cutting crops without cursing

German harvester specialist Claas has released new cutter-bars for its Lexion range of combine harvesters, with two configurations and three…

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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The Hound

Face palm

Your canine crusader cannot believe how bad a job Fonterra’s public relations team does for the dairy co-op.

Own goal

Your old mate realises he risks an outpouring of hatred and bile from the tin foil hat-wearing types who support…

 
 

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