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Feilding boy made good

Malcolm Bailey grew up on a dairy farm near the township of Feilding in the lower North Island.

Winter grazing headaches

A Hawke's Bay-based farm consultant reckons there will be a need for farm system changes next season in order for…

Prices expected to ease

Farmgate prices for dairy and meat this season are likely to be lower compared to the year past, says BNZ…

National

Boost for ag and hort science

Teachers have welcomed a move by the Government to put money into supporting secondary school agricultural and horticultural science and…

Computer says no!

Dairy farmers around the country are in breach of a new law around reporting synthetic nitrogen because the Government has…

World

Trans-Tasman ag ministers zoom in on biosecurity

When New Zealand’s Agriculture, Biosecurity and Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor met with his new Australian counterpart yesterday, the subject of biosecurity was top of their agenda.

New Aussie ag minister

Australian farmers hope that the new Labor Government will help ease chronic worker shortages crippling the agriculture sector.

FAO distributes seed potatoes to Ukrainian rural families

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has distributed seed potato kits to 17,740 Ukrainian households from across ten of the country’s oblasts (administrative division) so they can plant food in time for the next harvesting season.

Opinion

He waka what?

OPINION: "We are all in this waka together” which, when translated, becomes “He Waka Eke Noa”.

Editorial: Reinstate MIQ?

OPINION: NZ's biosecurity officials and services are rightly on high alert, following a recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease…

Agribusiness

Ag contractors roadshow

Rural contractors will gather at five roadshows during August to focus on cost volatility and drivers.

Management

50 GHG workshops in 30 days

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has joined forces with Silver Fern Farms, Alliance, Greenlea Premier Meats, ANZCO and Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) to deliver 50 Greenhouse Gas workshops over the course of 30 days.

The climate challenge

One of the recent challenges facing Trevor Johnson and his team at Paparata Station has been the changing climate.

Four into one goes nicely

Instead of running Paparata as one station, Trevor Johnson has divided it into four separately managed blocks - each designed to complement the other and run by four separate managers.

King Country's hidden jewel

The so-called Forgotten Highway, between Taumaranui and Stratford, has many surprises to offer - if you care to stop and look. In farming terms, one of these is Paparata Station, near the settlement of Tokirima, owned by Trevor Johnson. Peter Burke recently paid a visit to this magnificent property.

Farm Health

Indonesian meat ban

Travellers are no longer allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia into New Zealand.

Metabolic disease in ewes

Metabolic diseases primarily affect ewes in late pregnancy and sometimes early lactation. These can have a huge economic impact on…

Machinery & Products

New disc cultivator launched

Väderstad has introduced a new disc cultivator – the Carrier XT 425-625 – featuring rotating disc axles, that optimizes results…

JD unlocks its digital system

As a long-term advocate of digital technology, John Deere has taken the route of mass data capture, rather than concentrating…

Motoring

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

Outback now in its 25th year

Now in its 25th year, and sixth edition, the 2021 Subaru’s Outback wagon was recently launched in New Zealand. 

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The Hound

Fruitful change?

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few…

All for show?

OPINION: The Hound notes that Fonterra is cashing in on the curent government's largesse with taxpayer money.

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