Thursday, 10 March 2016 07:55

Winning the contest was a bonus

Te Pahu farmer Noldy Rust entered a pasture competition late last year only because the organisers were looking for more entries.

Published in Management
Saturday, 17 October 2015 15:00

Passion and innovation in smaller herds

This season many sharemilkers are questioning their decision to go dairy farming, but Northland sharemilker Gavin Hogarth has tried different career options and smaller herd farming is the one that suits him best.

Published in Management
Thursday, 11 June 2015 16:12

Smashing time could be what farmers need

Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) will open its annual conference in mid-June, hosted by Northland, Taranaki and Waikato.

Published in General News
Saturday, 18 April 2015 09:13

Small herd bloggers aiming big

Just before Christmas, Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) initiated a novel way for farmers to share their experiences and knowledge – blogging.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Sharemilker gets to live his dream

MANY BELIEVE that using sharemilking as a stepping stone towards farm ownership is becoming a thing of the past, but Irishman Bernard Kelly and his Kiwi wife Jo are following this path to achieve their dreams. 

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:18

‘Grey’ market lends a silver lining

THE IMPACT of Russia’s dairy ban on global dairy prices may be waning. The emergence of a ‘grey market’, allowing some Russian allies to buy milk from Europe and re-export it to Russia, is easing downward pressure on prices. 

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:01

Loving the results and the lifestyle

A RECENT Small Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) field day near the Manawatu township of Sanson attracted 50 farmers. 

Published in Management
Friday, 01 February 2013 10:02

Pasture, power and robots at SMASH

Three upcoming Waikato SMASH (Smaller Milk and Supply Herds) events will tackle three thought-provoking topics – energy use, pasture persistence and robotic milking.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 June 2012 11:28

Farming smarter focus of event

Information tailored to farmers with smaller herds will be provided at conferences being held throughout the North Island in June.

Published in General News
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