New Zealand's regulations on genetically modified agriculture are “not fit for purpose,” says South Canterbury farmer and national president of Federated Farmers, William Rolleston.

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A free online tool used in the fight against invasive pests and weeds is experiencing a surge in new interest as farmers seek to ward off infestations that can mean millions of dollars in lost earnings.

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The New Zealand Grassland Association’s 78th annual conference last week was packed with papers promising productivity gains and environmental solutions for pastoral farmers.

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Saturday, 05 November 2016 16:20

New grasses have huge benefits

Grasses being developed by AgResearch scientists are expected to result in healthier animals, better production on the farm and less impact on the environment.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:55

Southland hub to supply Fonterra

The new Southern Dairy Hub in Invercargill will start milking cows next season.

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The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain was released today.

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Saturday, 01 October 2016 15:05

Timaru: Land of diversity and opportunity

Scientists, farmers and agricultural industry representatives will be beating a path to Timaru in early November for the 78th New Zealand Grassland Association (NZGA) annual conference.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:55

Farmers could treble their calf cheques

Dairy farmers are being urged to review their breeding strategies for the upcoming mating season to get benefits gained by the breeding of low BW cows to proven beef sires.

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Friday, 23 September 2016 09:31

Funding for meat quality sensors

AgResearch has been awarded $4.25m in funding to develop sensors which will accurately measure the quality of export beef, lamb and venison in order to enhance consumer confidence in New Zealand’s meat.

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Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:02

Benefits of beef sires

Use of proven beef genetics delivers the goods on dairy farms, a five-year study has found.

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