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Industry reacts to UK FTA

Primary industries stakeholders  are welcoming the new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom announced today.

Historic FTA deal struck

Comprehensive, inclusive and high quality and providing fantastic opportunities for our exporters.

Tatua smashes $10 barrier

Waikato milk processor Tatua says keeping products moving to overseas customers during the pandemic was one of the highlights of…

World

Still waiting

British and New Zealand trade negotiators are burning the midnight oil in a bid to get a free trade agreement between the two countries.

UK FTA hits crucial period

What happens in the next few weeks will be critical for New Zealand to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with the UK.

NZ and Ireland farming's GHG battle

A top climate change policy advisor to the Irish government says Ireland and New Zealand should become close allies to combat the negative narrative against the dairy industry. Peter Burke reports.

Mission impossible

Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor is off to Europe soon to try and breathe some life into free trade talks between NZ and the UK, and NZ and the European Union.

Opinion

Water entity concerns run deep

OPINION: Federated Farmers joins the many council-elected representatives and citizens up and down the country urging the Government to go…

Getting broadband to everyone

OPINION: Recent episodes of Fair Go have highlighted the difficulties a number of rural people have in getting access to quality, reliable…

Editorial: Get vaccinated!

OPINION: Rural NZ is again getting the rough end of the stick when it comes to services - this time…

Agribusiness

$1b windfall for shareholders

Fonterra's plan to return $1 billion to shareholders in three years through the divestments of overseas milk pools is the…

Prices boom on sluggish growth

Dairy Global commodity prices have enjoyed a period of strength in September. Overall, the global market fundamentals remain well-balanced, but…

Management

Study on sheep's impact on water

While there is clear proof that cattle, deer and pigs cause poor water quality when allowed to graze near waterways, little is known about what impact sheep have. Peter Burke reports on a research project being run by Massey University to find out more about how sheep behave around streams and waterways.

Stop carbon farming!

Beef+Lamb NZ says current Government policies will see too much carbon forestry planted and urgent change is needed.

More crops now modelled

Farmers and growers can now model a greater range of crops in the farm management software tool OverseerFM.

Farm Health

Fighting antibiotic resistance

A biological product called Amplimune is helping with the worldwide fight against antibiotic resistance in livestock.

Milk-based replacers better

Recently published research suggests that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in their…

Machinery & Products

Robo planter on the way

German farm machinery manufacturer Horsch says it is at an advanced stage of developing its aptly named Robo autonomous planter.

Keeping everyone safe

As tractors get larger and front linkage kits become more common, many have started fitting underrun or collision protection systems.

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

Flag it!

OPINION: Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor tried to keep his latest overseas jaunt secret squirrel.

Oh dear!

OPINION: This old mutt suggests that farmers' growing discontent with Beef+Lamb NZ's performance is going to reach fever peak after…

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