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Huge cost of pasture pests

Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.

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Call for Brexit revote

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be…

Opinion

Fonterra, we need you here

OPINION: Here's a question: one of these things is not like the others; it just doesn’t belong; which is it?…

 

Make your vote count

Stimulated by Fonterra posting a loss of $196 million, business analysts, academics and journalists have put forward their views on…

Agribusiness

 

Management

Keeping safety simple

Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.

 

Healthy teats, better milk

Maximising milking efficiency need not compromise animal health. In fact, many improvements to milking efficiency also help to improve udder health and milk quality.

Farm Health

All farmers responsible for NAIT

Making sure all livestock coming on and off-farm are NAIT tagged and registered online is every farmers’ responsibility, says Taranaki farmer Nick Brown.

Farmers to wield the needle from October 2019

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.

Decoding your milk urea

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.

New welfare rules: best to check

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.

Machinery & Products

JD’s new forage harvesters coming

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. 

 

New distribution for Case IH and Kuhn

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. 

Feed mixers built tough

Manufacturers of total mixed ration (TMR) mixers should stop claiming their machines have “better steel, bigger tyres and brighter lights” than competitors’ machines.

Motoring

Golden eagle soars

The Jeep legend was born in WWII but it came of age in the 1970s with a Golden Eagle version…

Touring around in comfort

Okay Holden, you’re not fooling anyone with your raised ride height and plastic wheel arches; the Calais-V Tourer is no…

Forester comes out of the woods

Given that the Subaru Forester virtually started the trend to SUVs years ago, the New Zealand motoring public’s assigning to…

Never lose your car

A new entry-level Range Rover Velar is set to be the model Kiwi motorists can better afford. 

Holden goes easy on fuel

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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The Hound

Face palm

Your canine crusader cannot believe how bad a job Fonterra’s public relations team does for the dairy co-op.

Own goal

Your old mate realises he risks an outpouring of hatred and bile from the tin foil hat-wearing types who support…

 
 

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