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NZ seeks Irish support

New Zealand is looking to Ireland for support as it negotiates a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).

Is a no deal Brexit the real deal?

A former Irish Prime Minister says even if the UK and EU manage to work out a deal over Brexit it will be very limited and cause a lot of disruption.

NZ avoids China stoush

A deepening trade spat between China and Australia shouldn’t impact New Zealand, according to trade analyst Stephen Jacobi.

Opinion

Editorial: Are they listening?

OPINION: It will be interesting to see if the Government, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claimed on election night would govern…
 

Cause for optimism in 2021

OPINION: Earlier in 2020, we found the primary sector in an optimistic mood, as the NZ economy turned to our…

Editorial: Roll on 2021!

OPINION: There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for New Zealand and the world.

Agribusiness

Carter joins Ruralco board

Former Agriculture Minister and Banks Peninsula farmer David Carter has been elected to the board of rural trader, Ruralco.

Management

Mastitis is not contagious

Mastitis expert Steve Cranefield says as long as the basics of mastitis management are followed the risk of one cow spreading mastitis to another cow is quite low.

Programme to take beef into future

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is launching a beef programme, which it says is designed to generate more income for beef producers and the economy while also protecting the environment.

 

Milking trifecta a juggling act

Milking cows, goats and sheep on one farm has been a steep learning curve for Te Aroha farmer Kevin Schuler and his brother Paul.

Staying ahead of the game

High-performing farmers are front-footing challenges facing the sheep and beef sector and adapting their businesses, according to new research by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP).

Farm Health

Perfect conditions for fly and FE

Warm wet weather in many areas of the country creates the perfect conditions for the production-limiting diseases flystrike and facial…

Promising new test for Johne's

A promising new test for Johne’s disease in dairy cattle has been developed at the Institute for Global Food Security…

Worm resistance genetics

Sheep farmers should be investing in proven, worm resistant genetics this breeding season to future proof their businesses’ bottom lines.

Machinery & Products

Good growth year for Claas

While many sectors of the agricultural machinery were hit by the ravages of Covid-19, the effects of the pandemic did…

Green machine frugal on fuel

According to the industry respected independent DLG PowerMix test, John Deere appears to be the best choice of tractor for…
 

App takes pressure off

TRS Tyre & Wheel, owned by Trelleborg Wheel Systems, has introduced the TLC Plus App to the New Zealand market.

New MF 5S series arrives

Just before Christmas, Massey Ferguson quietly released details of the successor to its popular MF 5700S range in the shape…

Motoring

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The Hound

Seriously?

Your old mate reckons the nomination of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) management team as a finalists in…

Good riddance!

The Hound reckons 2021 is off to a rollicking start with news that professional whinger and anti-farming drone Martin Taylor…

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