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Welfare code changes impractical, Feds say

Welfare code changes impractical, Feds say

ByGerald PiddockMay 19, 2022
Federated Farmers is questioning the on-farm practicalities behind some of the proposals in the new draft code of welfare for dairy cattle. While well intentioned, some of the changes it proposes would be difficult for farmers to put into practice,…

Contractors navigate maize costs

ByGerald PiddockMay 18, 2022
Two of Waikato’s biggest rural contractors want the arable industry to update its maize growing contracts to account for the massive increase in input prices seen in the past 12…

Sector pumped by gas funds

ByRichard RennieMay 17, 2022
Farming leaders have greeted the Government’s allocation of almost three quarters of a billion dollars to the primary sector in its emissions reduction plan with surprise and relief. Of the…

Dry autumn sparks adverse event declaration for Waikato

ByGerald PiddockMay 17, 2022
Extremely dry conditions in South Auckland and Waikato have prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries to classify the region as a drought. The declaration as a medium-scale adverse event will…


Real action starts after 2025 for agriculture

Real action starts after 2025 for agriculture

ByBusinessDeskMay 16, 2022
The Government will pour a further $338.8 million over the next four years into new science and commercialisation of new…
New loan requires less gas and more care

New loan requires less gas and more care

ByRichard RennieMay 16, 2022
Farmers wanting to borrow against their environmental and social goals now have the ability to raise a loan and earn…
Construction of Olam factory in Tokoroa on track

Construction of Olam factory in Tokoroa on track

ByStaff reporterMay 16, 2022
Construction of Olam Food Ingredients’ (OFI) plant in Tokoroa is well underway and on track to open for the start…
New regulations compel consents for 2023 crops

New regulations compel consents for 2023 crops

ByRichard RennieMay 13, 2022
As many farmers grapple with a looming feed crisis this winter, planning for next winter may also demand attention sooner…
SFF rises to the challenge

SFF rises to the challenge

ByNeal WallaceMay 12, 2022
A bid to reduce the impact of labour shortages by lifting wages cost Silver Fern Farms Ltd an extra $40…
NZ dairy farmer looks to head up world body

NZ dairy farmer looks to head up world body

ByBusinessDeskMay 12, 2022
West Coast dairy farmer and former Federated Farmers president Katie Milne is making a bid to head up the World…
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