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Record temperatures bring challenges

With New Zealand experiencing record-breaking heatwaves this summer, AgResearch scientists say farmed animals can be susceptible and the pressure is…

 

Farming at your fingertips

A new online resource is available for sheep and beef farmers to help them increase on-farm profitability and productivity.

National

ANZCO changes hands

ANZCO FOODS is to become 100% owned by its long-time Japanese major shareholder Itoham Foods.

 

Taratahi set for growth

Agricultural training provider Taratahi says its efforts to attract new students have paid off with solid enrolments for 2018.

Stewart to head FAR

The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) has appointed Dr Alison Stewart as its new chief executive.

World

 

EU hardline blamed for Brexit

An Irish politician is blaming the inflexibility and hardline tactics of the European Union (EU) on the UK voting to leave the bloc.

Opinion

 

Let’s do things differently

Professor Jon Hickford, from Lincoln University’s faculty of agriculture and life sciences, gives his view on where the new government…

Agribusiness

Tool to measure water nitrates

Lincoln Agritech has unveiled an advanced optical nitrate sensor for groundwater which it says will bring a paradigm shift in…

 

A chance to pocket from Rockit

Syndicate agricultural investor MyFarm is moving into apples, looking for $13 million from investors to set up Rockit apple orchards.

Management

 

UK retailer eyes $19m of Kiwi R&D

Technology developed in New Zealand could save sheepmeat suppliers to a big UK supermarket chain $19 million annually, says the developer.

Laid back and loving it

The Irwin family -- Geoff, Lee and son Steve -- milk 330 cows on 83ha at Kiwitahi, near Morrinsville, in what Geoff describes as “a relaxed farming system”.

Farm Health

 

Machinery & Products

 

Auto command now on demand

New Holland is now offering its Auto Command continuously variable transmission on the T9 Series tractors.

Valtra wins 2018 tractor gong

The Valtra T254 Versu won the coveted Tractor of the Year 2018 (TOTY) and Best Design 2018 awards at Agritechnica…

Designers cheer weigh scale

Gallagher has won the supreme award from New Zealand’s industrial design community -- a group beyond the farmgate.

Motoring

Small SUV with huge potential

Following the meteoric rise in the SUV market over the last decade, Korean manufacturer Hyundai has launched a small SUV.

 

Built for speed and more!

Best known for its enduring off-road ability, the Toyota Land Cruiser has added another plaudit to its CV – notching…

Drive this over the Jones

You'll stand out if you're prepared to hand over the moolah for the Jeep Brute Sport. It won’t so much…

 

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The Hound likes moves by the Australian government to pass a law that will force animal rights activists to hand…

Yeah, right

This old mutt reckons Fonterra shareholders council chairman Duncan Coull has done nothing to dispel the oft-heard claim that his…

 

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