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CRV Ambreed name change

Herd improvement company, CRV Ambreed becomes CRV as the Dutch company brings together all its global business units under one…

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Rural health advocate recognised

South Canterbury-based nurse practitioner Tania Kemp has been recognised for her contribution to rural health in that region.

World

Opinion

 

Talk is cheap - Editorial

OPINION: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a ‘nice’ speech at last week’s Primary Industry Conference, organised and run by Federated…

The results are in - now what?

OPINION: Now voters have had their say, the incoming Government has some important decisions to make about farming in New…

Agribusiness

Carter joins Ruralco board

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

US holds up NZ meat exports

New Zealand's red meat sector exports to the United States grew by 50% during the three months from July to…

Carpet maker's blast from the past

Following its announcement earlier this year of quitting synthetics and only using 100% NZ wool, carpet manufacturer Cavalier Bremworth has…

Management

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).

 

Top line-up promised for expo

The countdown is on to one of the highlights of the wider region’s agriculture calendar, the 2021 East Coast Farming Expo for sheep and beef farmers.

The winds of change

When New Yorkers Anders and Emily Crofoot took over Castlepoint Station on the eastern Wairarapa coast in 1998 they had to make some big adjustments, quickly.

Answers are in the soil

Wairarapa sheep farmer Rob Dick is on a mission to reduce his property’s environmental footprint as quickly as possible – and his approach starts with the soil.

Farm Health

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

Krone looks at reverse drive

Anyone familiar with precision grass harvesting will remember the domination of the drum-type trailed harvesters of the 1980s and ‘90s.

Get in early or miss the boat!

With a second wave of Covid-19 bringing Europe to a dramatic slowdown, as more severe lockdowns are imposed, reports suggest…
 

Weeds in for a shock

WIith an increasing focus on reducing chemical herbicides, largely because of crop resistance and a potential build-up of residues, new…

Motoring

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The Hound

Action, please!

The Hound notes that despite the new government having been elected for well over a month, there seems to a…

Educated?

Your canine crusader is intrigued to learn that the upper-class twats who attend Oxford University in the UK have voted…

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