Wednesday, February 21, 2024
velvet stag

Plush year-end for velvet as China sales soar

Exports to China in December 2023 tripled, latest stats show.

From horses to horsepower at Southern Field Days

From horses to horsepower at Southern Field Days

Due to rain on Day 2, track conditions were not great but Friday presented blue skies and a large crowd of spectators to watch the final.
Preparing for the future on Mid North Farms

Preparing for the future on Mid North Farms

Mid North Farms milks 2500 cows and boasts a new and improved calf-rearing unit.
Hunting survey recalibrates sights

Hunting survey recalibrates sights

A decade since previous poll, questions tweaked to include values and more.

More unworkable regs for government to fix

More unworkable regs for government to fix

Groundswell takes aim at newly revived rules on areas of significance to Māori.

Scion drones take aim at pest control

Scion researchers study social and practical aspects of using unmanned aerial vehicles for pest control.



Hunting survey recalibrates sights

Hunting survey recalibrates sights

A decade since previous poll, questions tweaked to include values and more.

Cheap seed is false economy, PBRA warns

Choosing unknown seed instead of modern proprietary options can be a high-risk strategy.

Bacteria blamed for LIC semen quality issues

More than 1000 herds affected by dodgy batches sent out in October.

Spotlight back on Hi-Cane use

EPA committee schedules week of hearings into kiwifruit bud break spray.



velvet stag

Plush year-end for velvet as China sales soar

Exports to China in December 2023 tripled, latest stats show.

MFAT warns of shipping delays

Impacts of Suez and Panama troubles likely to worsen as peak export period arrives.

Pace of gain in dairy prices slows

The GDT market has risen 30% since August 2023.

NZ dairy set to benefit from Aussie import spike

Trade profile for dairy in a period of transition across the Tasman.

Preparing for the future on Mid North Farms

Preparing for the future on Mid North Farms

Mid North Farms milks 2500 cows and boasts a new and improved calf-rearing unit.

Calf milk replacer gains mount up

A Waikato dairy farming operation found it more financially viable to use CMRs instead of milk in the vat.

How far could Halter take hill country farms?

Recent trials in some of Northland’s toughest country open up a world of opportunities.

Patience is a virtue, even for El Niño

A proper El Niño pattern has arrived, confounding the skeptics, says WeatherWatch’s Phil Duncan.

Five BLNZ remits for farmers to mull

Five BLNZ remits for farmers to mull

Ahead of annual meeting, only three proposals have board support.

Ministers plan woolshed roadshow

Agriculture minister and his associate to tour rural NZ to discuss challenges facing farmers.

Four farmer MPs deliver maiden speeches

Four gumboot-wearing farmers, all with close links to Federated Farmers, have now delivered their maiden speeches in Parliament.

Quota quarrel: ‘We expect Canada to comply’

Doubts cast on legal recourse as McClay says he’ll raise matter with counterpart.



Scion drones take aim at pest control

Scion drones take aim at pest control

Scion researchers study social and practical aspects of using unmanned aerial vehicles for pest control.

Better bung buster wins No 8 accolade

From school project to a handy tool for dairy farmers.

Farmers’ help needed to power NZ

Transpower will need farmer agreement to build power capacity.

Catch the Rain out to make every drop count

New BLNZ project explores strategies to make the most of the rainfall in dry country.

From horses to horsepower at Southern Field Days

From horses to horsepower at Southern Field Days

Due to rain on Day 2, track conditions were not great but Friday presented blue skies and a large crowd of spectators to watch the final.

Ford NZ Rural Sports Awards finalists announced

Fifty years separate oldest and youngest in the field.

Farmlet test clinches Young Farmer regional round

Gareth McKerchar of Pleasant Point is the Aorangi FMG Young Farmer headed for the finals.

MIA scholarship students announced

Nine new financial grants made to post-grands and undergraduates.



More unworkable regs for government to fix

More unworkable regs for government to fix

Groundswell takes aim at newly revived rules on areas of significance to Māori.

Tough times will pass for lamb, too

Former minister Nathan Guy celebrates the export of excellent New Zealand lamb across the world, then and now.

Miraka-WelFarm alliance harnesses digital synergy

This integration will allow the verification process to flow automatically between WelFarm and Miraka systems.

The next wave of Kiwi farming innovation

Our future place in the world may be defined by the quality of the meat and milk we help others to grow, says David Eade.