Rob Ford, LIC.

LIC has launched a new app, which will help farmers keep their cows’ health in-check from a mobile device.

National Fieldays 2015

The New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays is now into its second day and the Rural News Group team are there checking out the action.

Breakfast challenge winners Mick Pearson (Tasmania) and Sam McNair (Dannevirke).

The eight finalists for Rural Bachelor of the Year made a stop in their road trip at Te Kuiti, to take part in one the first challenges of the competition.

Day one at Fieldays 2015

Despite a bit of drizzle here and there, day one of Fieldays 2015 welcomed over 28,000 visitors through the gates - almost 8,000 more than opening day last year.

GrainCorp Feeds.

GrainCorp Feeds, formerly BLM Feeds, will officially unveil its new-look at this year’s National Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.

A lobe pump from Corkill Systems will be on display.

Innovations by Corkill Systems, Opunake, have saved millions of dollars in electricity costs for dairy farmers who use their products, the company says.

Waikato Milking System chief Dean Bell is promising ‘breakthrough’ products at this year’s Fieldays.

Two big secrets in “breakthrough, revolutionary” dairy platforms and technology are being tightly held by Waikato Milking Systems (WMS), says chief executive Dean Bell.

AgResearch chief executive Dr Tom Richardson.

A giant worm weaving through the air marks the location of the AgResearch stand in the Mystery Creek Pavilion at this year's National Agricultural Fieldays.

High-tech Bluetooth 'blip trackers', a dedicated hashtag, and a webpage are among the new initiatives designed to help people plan, and share, their Fieldays travels with live, real-time traffic information this week.

Rural wellbeing programme Farmstrong is hitting the ground running at this year's National Fieldays where it will offer free health checks for farmers.

Improvements by Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions to its Cobra travelling rain gun make this irrigator even more of a standout in its field, says the company’s general manager, Brian Nicholson. 

Offerings from some of Europe’s leading farm machinery manufacturers, including Claas, Amazone, JCB and Fliegl, will be on display at the Claas Harvest Centre display.

Gallagher will unveil its most powerful-ever energiser, a robust “supremely portable” strip grazing unit and a clever little dual purpose insulated handle.

Heading for the National Fieldays this week? Depending on which day you turn up at the biggest agricultural event of the southern hemisphere, you may need a brolly and a pair of gumboots.

Cropland's launch of its TurboDrop variable rate (VR) spray nozzle makes available a unit with greater flexibility of application rates than those of traditional air inclusion (AI) units. 

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