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M. bovis dents hope

Despite a rise in payout and profitability, dairy farmer confidence in Waikato and Bay of Plenty is relatively subdued.

 

World

US subsidies cause Aussie angst

Australian farmers are unhappy with the US Government’s US$12 billion in new subsidies to farmers caught up in trade wars…

 

Oz milk yield up

Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017. 

Opinion

Dwindling EU pest controls

Growing regulatory and political pressure for more sustainable agriculture in Europe is causing concern for local farmers. 

 

Agribusiness

 

In praise of top employers

The Government is backing moves to recognise and celebrate outstanding employers in the primary sector.

Management

 

New research into leptospirosis

A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ. 

Farm Health

 

Safety around cows

Cows can be very protective of their calves and see people as a threat. 

Machinery & Products

Valtra does it all

Graeme Savill's Valtra T174 has made a difference to his Bay of Plenty forestry contracting business since arriving in January and is handy on his dairy farm.

All-purpose machines

Massey Ferguson has launched three tractors in its new MF 6700 Global Series, soon to arrive in the Australian and New Zealand markets. 

 

600 trailers rolled out weekly

Well known in Europe and the UK, Welsh trailer manufacturer Ifor Williams, is also building a reputation in New Zealand with distributors in both islands.

Cultivator suits tractors 75-130hp

Following the success of the Kuhn Cultimer L with three rows of tines, the company has launched the Cultimer M 300 for tractors of 75 to 135hp. 

Canadians are good at off-road vehicles

With a history that dates back 75 years to its formation, and 20 years since it introduced its first quad, the Canadian company BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) knows off-road vehicles. 

Motoring

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…

Baby Ram no toddler!

The Ram 2500 and 3500 utes have a name for big load-carrying and towing capability but come with a hefty…

 

Toyota Fortuner is here!

Toyota’s Hilux-based Fortuner SUV line-up has had an aggressive upgrade in New Zealand with the addition of a TRD (Toyota…

She’s a truck; not a ute!

Prominently displayed at the Mercedes Benz site at Fieldays was a vehicle that gives merit to the saying ‘there’s plenty…

 

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The Hound

Hello John

With the surprise resignation of John Wilson, the Fonterra board has promoted long-time director John Monaghan as its new chair.

Bye John

The Hound notes the contribution of former Fonterra chair ‘Little’ Johnny Wilson, who has stood down from the role due…

 
 

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