Since being awarded the Case IH franchise in 2009, Giltrap Agri-Zone has won an increasing share of the tractor market in the Waikato region. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:09

Front foot it on environment

With the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments due to face new targets and limits for water quality, farmers are being encouraged to be proactive over environment-related changes to their operations.

Published in General News
Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:01

Green drought still in play

The drought has gradually broken across most parts of Waikato but many farmers are still in the grips of a ‘green’ drought, with large differences in rainfall and average pasture covers. 

Published in Management
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:21

Change is coming, be prepared

Farmers in Waikato region need to be aware that change is coming.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:43

Field day for Waipā catchment

An event aimed at advising famers and landowners on how best to manage their property in an environmentally sustainable way, starts this month.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:44

Tractor company joins rural crime effort

Waikato police are hoping the sight of a ‘POLICE’ branded tractor at regional field days will encourage farmers to get involved in rural crime prevention.

Published in Rural Life
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:19

Dairy goat research facility

A new dairy goat research facility in Waikato is expected to help lift the country’s milk supply.

Published in Farm Health

A company, which owns a Cambridge dairy farm, has received a fine totalling $26,000 for a range of offences relating to the property.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

Farmers getting ahead of effluent watchdogs

Getting effluent issues under control before the council pays you a visit was the big point of interest at the recent Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:10

No bull in proper effluent management

I never thought when I entered farming politics that there would be so much talk about the stuff that comes out of the back end of a cow.  The polite term is ‘effluent’ of course; not polite are its effects and the costs of managing it.

Published in Opinion
 

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Quota watch

The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.

What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

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