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Nats stunned by methane target

National's climate change spokesman Todd Muller says the proposed target for methane reduction puts the New Zealand agricultural sector at “real…

 

Tip Top sale no sweet fix

Selling the iconic ice cream business Tip Top won’t end Fonterra’s financial woes, says broker Grant Williamson, of Hamilton Hindin…

Weather impacts fruit crop

Horticultural produce company Seeka has indicated lower than expected kiwifruit volumes across Australia and New Zealand.

National

 

World reopens for NZ asparagus

An asparagus breeder sees scope for the industry making a “tremendous breakthrough” via the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific…

Trade talks on target - just

European Union and New Zealand trade officials are still hopeful that agreement on a free trade agreement (FTA) will be…

World

 

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

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.

Opinion

Making pesticides safe

OPINION: A culture of trepidation about consuming foods which have been exposed to pesticides is misleading and has sparked much confusion…

 

A tale of two shows

OPINION: There were clear winners and losers in this year's regional field days circuit.

Agribusiness

 

Less milk wasted

A Christchurch start-up has been recognised at a major Australian agricultural technology event for its technology aimed at minimising waste…

Management

Finalists show how its done

At the end of May, the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori sheep and beef farm will be announced at a gala dinner in Gisborne.

Award for planning tool

Ballance Agri Nutrients’ farm environment planning tool MitAgator last month won the Smart Farming Award at the South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee.

 

Farming on Mt Horrible

Farming is a three-generation family affair for the Haywards of Mt Horrible, near Timaru.

Pasture growth raises morale

Scattered rain over the past few weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers.

Farm Health

Seeing the bottom of M. bovis?

An update meeting on Mycoplasma bovis in Hamilton earlier this month, threw up several questions, not least where were all the farmers?

Machinery & Products

 

Kuhn Merge Maxx added to the mix

Twin or four rotor tine-based swathers tend to dominate the market for machines that will satisfy the voracious appetites of…

Lemken making parts last longer

Wearing parts for soil engaging implements are a hefty cost for any farmer or contractor, so selection should be based…

Motoring

Puts up and impresses

Mahindra, seeking to reintroduce its products to Kiwis, recently took motoring journalists on a day-long drive from Auckland to Rotorua,…

A real small-block bruiser

You wouldn't credit a 6.1L Chevy small-block V8 with a fuel economy figure of 7.8L/100km but that’s the figure displayed…

 

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The Hound

Lord help us

It's no wonder your canine crusader rolls his eyes whenever he hears about public servants developing new ideas.

Illiterate?

Your old mate reckons plenty of the current crop of MPs in Parliament would struggle to read, let alone make laws for…

 
 

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A small organic farm in South Auckland has become the first NZ recipient of DeLaval’s new robotic milking system, the…

 
 
 

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Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…