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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:47

Rules driving farmers out

New farming rules around sustainability are driving elderly farmers out of the dairy industry, says agri-economist Phil Journeaux.

Published in General News
Thursday, 05 March 2020 07:55

Smashing day to discuss OAD milking

Once-a-day (OAD) milking was up for discussion at a recent Small Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) field day at Massey University.

Published in General News
Saturday, 28 December 2019 08:55

Contract milking offers opportunities

Contract milking is a good introduction to self-employment, says Northland AgFirst consultant Kim Robinson.

Published in Management
Friday, 06 December 2019 08:55

Contract milking offers opportunities

Contract milking is a good introduction to self-employment, says Northland AgFirst consultant Kim Robinson.

Published in Management
Thursday, 05 September 2019 10:55

Boosting the revenue on a smaller farm

Lisa Groen is gradually taking over the reins of the family farm, near Te Aroha, Waikato, ten years on from starting to learn the ropes.

Published in Agribusiness
Saturday, 15 June 2019 08:55

Making small herd farming a team effort

Keith and Tracey Crawford began their dairy careers with big dreams of farm ownership, then still a highly achievable goal for a determined young couple.

Published in Management
Sunday, 01 October 2017 09:55

Smaller farms help pave way for farm ownership

A young couple, Will and Kirsten Rolton, in South Waikato, are on a path to farm ownership, supported by smaller herd farmers.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 July 2017 09:55

Herd management reduces lameness risk

Together with mastitis and infertility, lameness is one of the big three problems on many farms, says vet Neil Chesterton.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:55

Agro-forestry convert turns ‘preacher’

Milking 80 cows, taking timber orders online, collecting duck eggs and hosting tourists are all in a day’s work for Te Awamutu farmer Graham Smith.

Published in Management
Friday, 16 June 2017 08:55

Sharemilking still a great option

Dairy farming has changed much in recent years and career progression is not as straightforward as it used to be.

Published in Management
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