A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.
Zespri chairman Peter McBride says he has highly transferable and unique skills and experience to bring to the Fonterra board table.
Former Fonterra director Leonie Guiney is keen to return to the board and contribute to “a simpler, more disciplined but successful cooperative”.
Māori agribusiness leader and Fonterra director candidate Jamie Tuuta says the cooperative philosophy aligns with his own values and the Māori worldview.
The Fonterra board needs real farmers with their own skin in the game, says would-be director John Nicholls.
Fonterra board member Ashley Waugh is in a unique position going into this year’s Fonterra director elections in which three seats are being vacated.
Six inspirational young people from around New Zealand have been named as the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships recipients for 2018.
A seminar in Hamilton later this month hopes to rebuild and strengthen the New Zealand cattle industry in the wake of Mycoplasma Bovis (M. bovis).
Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.
Merino wool is “very much the talk of the town at the moment,” says PGG Wrightson South Island sales manager Dave Burridge.
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Milk processors in Australia, including Fonterra, could soon be slapped with a mandatory code of practice.
A large Australian dairy processor may soon be broken up and sold.
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It is now legal to sell raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk to consumers.
Irrigation NZ believes that imposing a nationwide water tax would be unworkable.
Stimulated by Fonterra posting a loss of $196 million, business analysts, academics and journalists have put forward their views on…
A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’…
Milking sheds have since April been more colourful, says GEA, with its FIL Active teat conditioner packaged in ‘vibrant pink’…
Farmers are happy with KiwiRail’s new policy on private rail crossings.
Australian farmers are throwing their support behind a proposed agricultural visa, which the Government could soon introduce to ease the…
Hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) makers had better mind their backs: the hydrogen fuel cell could still be in contention.
Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.
Farmers and growers are being encouraged to enter this year’s Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Farm software company FarmIQ says it can manage the data farmers must collect and provide to prove their compliance and sustainability.
Maximising milking efficiency need not compromise animal health. In fact, many improvements to milking efficiency also help to improve udder health and milk quality.
The teat cup liner is the only part of a milking machine that contacts a cow’s teat.
Making sure all livestock coming on and off-farm are NAIT tagged and registered online is every farmers’ responsibility, says Taranaki farmer Nick Brown.
A veterinarian is urging farmers to give their parasite control strategy closer scrutiny.
Farmers will be able to administer a local anaesthetic for disbudding or dehorning, if they are trained, when new regulations come into force on October 1, 2019, says NZ Veterinary Association chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.
Several years back, milk processors provided new information on Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN). While some farmers understand the test, the implications of the test and how to manipulate it, there are still many who don’t.
With new animal welfare regulations coming into effect on October 1, even if you already think you are doing the right thing it’s best to check.
Heavy metal addicts of the farm machinery kind made a pilgrimage recently to Morrinsville for distributor and retailer Power Farming’s ‘Big Night Out’.
Snippets during the last few months about the new John Deere 9000 series SP harvesters no doubt originate in the ‘mothership’ and are disseminated by social media.
The forming of CKNZ, a subsidiary of CB Norwood Distributors Ltd, heralds a new direction for the distribution of Case IH in New Zealand as Norwood prepares a new growth strategy.
Manufacturers of total mixed ration (TMR) mixers should stop claiming their machines have “better steel, bigger tyres and brighter lights” than competitors’ machines.
The major range of Cyclone mowers is designed to do the work of a flail-mower, but the rotary layout is said to require up to 25% less power and so save fuel.
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Given that the Subaru Forester virtually started the trend to SUVs years ago, the New Zealand motoring public’s assigning to…
A new entry-level Range Rover Velar is set to be the model Kiwi motorists can better afford.
Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size…
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