Murdoch Agricultural Contracting’s Valtra T174 is the pride of its fleet.

Reporoa based Murdoch Agricultural Contracting, owned and operated by couple Harry Murdoch and Samantha Parker, started by targeting a niche.

 
 
Claas buys into bots

German harvesting specialist and tractor manufacturer Claas has acquired a minority shareholding in Dutch start-up company AgXeed, the developer of the autonomous AgBot vehicle.

Horsch says it is at an advanced stage with developing an autonomous planter and will release more details soon.

German farm machinery manufacturer Horsch says it is at an advanced stage with developing its aptly named Robo autonomous planter and will release more details soon.

Gallagher's 2019 Fieldays site.

The rapidly expanding 'virtual farming' arena looks like it's taking a step nearer reality with Hamilton-based Gallagher Group taking ownership of Australian virtual fencing developer Agersens.

Future production at Claas’ Le Mans plant will allow the completion of 60 units a day, pushing the annual capacity from the current 10,000, up to more than 13,000 units.

After giving the go-ahead for a major investment at its Le Mans plant back in 2017, Claas recently showcased its €40 million spend.

Linda Bulk, general manager at Aeronavics Ltd, says the company is currently working on technology to support agriculture, centred around time saving, soil and water management.

Drones have become increasingly popular in agriculture and horticulture over the last decade, whether taking aerial photographs of a property, checking water lines or in some cases even mustering stock. Machinery editor Mark Daniel takes a closer look at the developments in this area...

The before (right) and after (left) shots of the horse paddock after Lady Muck has done its magic.

As anyone will attest to – if they’re married to someone with horses, have kids with ponies or are foolish enough to own these animals themselves – a big downside is the large, regular mess they leave behind.

Hastings-based Kleer Contractors provides 24-hour machine work and labour for a local food processing plant.

The Claas Harvest Centre display at Mystery Creek will include the public debut of the all-new CLAAS Disco 10 series side-mounted rear mowers.

Manawatu dairy farmers Wendy and Richard Ridd consider the environment extensively when making decisions on their farm that runs to 260 hectares, with a milking platform of 196 cows.

Asset management, remote worker safety, and Electronic Road User Charges are all fleet and location-based technologies that improve operations in the agricultural industry.

For more than 50 years, the Gallagher team has made the annual pilgrimage to Mystery Creek for Fieldays. So, when Covid upset plans last year, Darrell Jones reckons it was like missing Christmas.

Kubota New Zealand is gearing up for the annual NZ National Fieldays, showcasing its new RTV520, M5-1 ROPS, and M7-2 models.

Alliance, a part of Yokohama Off-Highway Tyres, has introduced a new tyre, especially designed for pivot irrigation systems.

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Real or reel?

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons people should be very skeptical of video footage supplied to TV news by vested interests.

It's coming!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons the 'woke' epidemic - currently rife in left wing and government circles - is now…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter