Friday, 13 September 2019 11:55

Apple industry housing workers

Hawke's Bay's apple industry will spend $30 million on building accommodation totalling 1500 beds for RSE (recognised seasonal employment) workers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:25

No more houses!

Farmer groups are backing Government proposals to prevent productive land from falling to housing development. Horticultural land is especially in view.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 09:55

Plan to protect land

Farmer groups are backing Government proposals to prevent productive land from falling to housing development.

Published in General News

The timber industry believes the government's announced boost to home construction, through a Housing Infrastructure Fund, needs to have a timber focus.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 July 2015 06:00

Calf sheds need good air flow

Wiht tight budgets this year, inexpensive improvements can be made to improve calf housing and conditions, says SealesWinslow nutrition and quality assurance manager, Wendy Morgan. 

Published in Farm Health

Last year's drought and this season’s low milk payout haven’t changed anything on Rex Butterworth’s dairy farm in Waikato.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 00:00

Should we try the Dutch approach?

A suggestion that New Zealand farmers should house more cows hasn’t gone down well with one industry leader.

Published in General News

Staff can get cows to milking within five minutes in Southland’s chilly winter rather than slog round in a wet swede paddock.

Published in General News

The recent visit by Professor Aalt Dijkhuizen, president of Topsector Agri and Food in the Netherlands, raised some interesting points about how New Zealand dairy farmers can learn from their Dutch counterparts.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:00

Jury still out on housing cows

Housing cows can either lift profitability or improve the environmental footprint but not both, according to a new study.

Published in General News
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