Fonterra has appointed Farm Source head Miles Hurrell as its new interim chief executive.
The last decade has been littered with unsuccessful joint ventures in China and we’ll probably see more, says Tim Hunt, Rabobank’s general manager food and agribusiness research in New Zealand and Australia.
A mixed sheep and beef farm near Motueka has been confirmed as the first Mycoplasma bovis infected farm in the Tasman district.
Most farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis may already have been detected but you must be confident you have got the last one, says MPI veterinarian epidemiologist Andy McFadden.
The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak is heading for its first real crunch point in a couple of weeks with the start of the next round of bulk milk tests.
Methane prompted a number of questions from rural professionals to experts last week, but none of the answers gave any joy to those who think methane should be a special case among greenhouse gases (GHG).
Rabobank New Zealand has appointed Karin van Selm as group executive, wholesale banking.
Fruit fly larvae carried by a tour party leader from Malaysia could have devastated New Zealand's horticulture industry, says Biosecurity New Zealand.
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OSPRI is inviting feedback on proposed TBfreepest control operations for 2019.
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Drought-stricken New South Wales farmers are welcoming an extra A$500 million in state government aid. 99% of the state is…
The new dairy season has just begun and there is already plenty to keep track of for Australian dairy farmers.
Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017.
A fodder crisis is forcing Irish dairy farmers to buy feed from other farmers around the country.
Farmers should seize the opportunity to join a Red Meat Profit Partnership action group if they want to improve their…
The sound heard emanating from the provinces this past month is a collective sigh of relief for what promises to…
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The current political climate has increased the emphasis in the media on how New Zealand will meet its international climate…
The recent High Court ruling that the Crown was negligent and breached its duty of care to kiwifruit growers affected…
UK seed company Germinal’s plant breeding programme in New Zealand is progressing well, says general manager Sarah Gard.
The Government is backing moves to recognise and celebrate outstanding employers in the primary sector.
Expertise from the dairy manufacturing industry could be adapted to develop a new plant-based protein industry in New Zealand, says…
Global businesses are looking to New Zealand for solutions to tough environmental challenges – especially agriculture, says Abbie Reynolds, executive…
Rabobank says it doesn’t share Fonterra’s optimism about the international situation this season.
Lincoln University-owned research and development company Lincoln Agritech says dairy farmers might improve their environmental footprints and profit through two research projects now underway.
A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ.
Making waterway planting compulsory on farms nationwide would be totally impractical, says North Canterbury native plant nurseryman and environmental consultant Jamie McFadden.
A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.
South Canterbury deer farmer Joshua Brook has won a prestigious trans-Tasman award for 2018.
At the back of Raglan Harbour, on the West Coast Peninsula, lies an influential New Zealand farm.
Cows can be very protective of their calves and see people as a threat.
Dairy and beef farmers are being asked to help develop frameworks to control the disease bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD).
An automated RFID heat detection system developed in New Zealand has delivered the best-ever mating result for a Waikato farmer.
Whilst New Zealand’s rural and lifestyle communities seem to have a better awareness of the “physical” safety issues of farm equipment, PTO shafts and ATVs, in many cases other, “more invisible” safety issues can be overlooked.
The UTV is a workhorse on many rural properties, but the asking prices -- $15,000 to $30,000 -- cause some farmers to baulk. So imported Japanese micro-trucks or conversions of more mainstream vehicles are gaining ground.
Carrying people to inaccessible parts of a property has always been a challenge, but it must be done safely and by the rules.
Making a good quality stack or clamp silage is a given for livestock farmers, but feeding out can be a lottery.
Farmers, fruit or vege growers, vineyard owners or rural contractors -- most either know of or own gear made by Bertolini, whose distinctive blue tanks make them a standout in any field.
John Deere has announced several updates to its S-series headers for 2019, to improve performance, ride quality and small grain harvesting efficiency.
The Ram 2500 and 3500 utes have a name for big load-carrying and towing capability but come with a hefty…
It's not hard to believe that the Subaru Outback accounts for about 45% of all the Subarus sold in New…
Toyota’s Hilux-based Fortuner SUV line-up has had an aggressive upgrade in New Zealand with the addition of a TRD (Toyota…
Prominently displayed at the Mercedes Benz site at Fieldays was a vehicle that gives merit to the saying ‘there’s plenty…
Introducing the Mercedes-AMG G 63. Like Vegemite, you either love it or hate it.
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