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Challenges will bring real focus and fun to expo
The two new cadet and station challenges at the 2023 East Coast Farming Expo will certainly inject plenty of fun into the ...
Emissions pricing proposals are dogs!
OPINION: While the Paris Agreement is often cited by those opposing emission pricing, they have failed to note that the Un...
Interest pinch weighs on farmer stress
Rising interest rates are weighing heavily on the minds of many farmers this year, according to the latest Federated Farme...
Made in NZ: Te Pari Products
Made in New Zealand is a feature that looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand makin...
2023 upgrades for Jaguar
Forage harvesting manufacturer, Claas recently announced several improvements to its JAGUAR 900/800 forage harvesters. The...
New telehandler extends reach
Manitou Group used the recent Eurotier International animal farming event to launch its new MLT 850-145 V+ telehandler. Th...
Pick-your-own becomes new floral trend
As the summer wedding season picks up, a new trend has come to the fore: Picking your own wedding flowers. Slow Blooms in ...
Farmers urged to check drench performance
Check the effectiveness of your drenches. That’s the message from Wormwise in the wake of a recent report on drench resist...
2022 - the year in review
As 2022 draws to a close, many farmers will be looking for a fresh start in 2023. Many rural people feel that the past yea...
NAIT compliance vital
Farmers who don’t keep accurate NAIT records put others at risk and can hinder efforts to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis. That...
Tiny parasitoid wasp packs a punch
Recent research has found that the tiny parasitoid wasp Pauesia nigrovaria has the power to kick the invasive giant willow...
Flexible weaning
Weaning time is looming and farmers are encouraged to consider a number of factors when deciding to wean, rather than stic...
Quite the journey
Matt Chisholm is alarmingly honest. It's no great revelation and, by his own admission, has caused more than just ...
Take care on the roads
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is asking people to take care and avoid unnecessary travel until Wednesday morning,...
Prepare and protect - insurer
As Cyclone Hale makes landfall, AA Insurance is reminding those on the North Island to check their properties and prepare ...
World food prices dip - FAO
In December, world food prices dipped for a ninth consecutive month, according to recent data from the Food and Agricultur...
Bringing DNA closer to the paddock
Portable sequencing technology used to track the spread of Covid-19 is now showing promise as a cost-effective way of dete...
Sheep farmers urged to plan as key product becomes unavailable
Farmers traditionally reliant on Bionic Plus capsules to manage internal parasites in ewes over lambing are being warned t...
Robot boosts animal disease testing
Could robotics be the secret to faster and improved animal disease testing? It’s certainly a possibility, say Biosecurity ...
Govt support for flood-affected farmers and growers
Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has announced that Cyclone Hale, which earlier this week caused significant flo...

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