Farmers, don't give the rule-makers a reason to regulate, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s environment team.
How are Canterbury farmers doing their bit to help the environment? Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes explains.
Farmers are reported to have joined a Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group at Rangiwahia to upskill the people in their businesses and boost their profitability.
Farmers will have to look at their fundamental farming systems if they are to meet future nitrogen leaching limits, claims DairyNZ science manager Dave McCall.
Farmers need to ask themselves how often they have loaded onto a truck an animal they would not be happy eating, says Nuffield scholar David Kidd.
The jersey-cross beef business at his Whangarei Heads dairy farm is a sideline – but it is a valuable sideline, says Murray Jagger.
Mixer wagons, common for decades, take many forms: simple concrete mixer style, rotors with paddles, single or multiple horizontal augers, or the ever-increasing vertical auger concept.
When 300mm of rain fell in four hours and blew out a year’s worth of environmental mitigation work, Steve Borland admits “it just about broke me”.
Agrichemicals are an addiction and pests are not the problem, claims a visiting American entomologist, Dr Jon Lundgren.
Sheep and beef farmers are increasingly finishing stock on hill country forage crops and pastures, with a resultant drop in erosion risk.
Predictions of a dry summer may make early weaning an attractive option for sheep farmers this year, provided they have high-quality legume-based forages available for their weaned lambs.
Veterinarians and farmers working together to improve stock performance must emphasise two aspects of hogget growth, say the authors of a guidebook published by Massey University Press.
An innovative approach to monitoring dairy farm effluent runoff is reaping rewards for farmers and the environment.
Massey University's sheep and beef research farm is to begin nutrient leaching research using underground water and nutrient collection.
Farmers between Auckland and Taupo can now take the plunge into sheep milk, says Maui Milk general manager Peter Gatley.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) Genetics has launched a $5 million genetic evaluation system said to be a transformative step for the sheep industry.
Plant breeding research for pastoral farming has shifted from the likes of AgResearch to private institutions, says Derek Woodfield, GM research and development, PGG Wrightson Seeds.
Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.
Farmers and growers are being encouraged to enter this year’s Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Farm software company FarmIQ says it can manage the data farmers must collect and provide to prove their compliance and sustainability.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is very concerned about the animal welfare consequences of poor practices during winter grazing, says chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.
The country’s biggest annual A&P show will go ahead with cattle classes this year despite the threat of spreading Mycoplasma bovis.
Environmental compliance is already a common business practice in dairying and horticulture, and now sheep and beef farmers must devise farm environmental plans (FEP) — a daunting prospect for some.
2018 East Coast Young Farmer of the Year Patrick Crawshaw learned early in his career from ‘early-adopting’ farmers how to identify and manage risk.