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Fonterra price steady

Fonterra's dairy farmers should not hold out for an increase in farmgate milk price to rescue their dismal season.

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Town and country grazing

Glengyle, a sheep and beef grazing unit located 35km south east of Dannevirke on Oporae Rd, Weber is for sale.

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  • Investment and recreational opportunities

    A 279 hectare forest and farm just 10km south of Cambridge offers investors a unique combination of investment and recreational opportunities.

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  • March 2015

    DOUBLE TAKE

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  • Fendt in top gear

    The Fendt 512 tractor, manufactured by AGCO Corporation, is proving its worth for Terry Aston and his employer Rick Coplestone of Stratford-based contractors Rick Coplestone Ground Spray. It was Aston who persuaded Coplestone to purchase the new Fendt tractor.

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  • Rural course revamp leads the way

    The highly-respected Kellogg Rural Leadership programme for 2015 has begun at Lincoln University with a new structure and fresh content. A group of 23 participants working within primary industries from around New Zealand started the revamped six-month course in late January. It includes three residential components and an industry-based project. 

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Working on Wellness

Federated Farmers policy advisor Kristy McGregor has seen the positive effect that running a ladies’ weekend full of fun and frivolity, but with an underlying emphasis on emotional and physical wellbeing, can have for rural women in Australia, and sees the potential to kick off a similar series here too. Jackie Harrigan chatted to the Aussie import about the Channel Country Ladies’ Day.

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  • FMG has 2015 scholarships covered

    Three young university students can face their first week of lectures with a good deal of their financial load taken off their mind – knowing they are covered.

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  • Realising potential

    Loretta Smyth has proven herself as a farm manager developing a rundown farm and is now making similar inroads into Northland College’s underperforming dairy farm. Jackie Harrigan talked to Loretta about realising potential – in her dairy herd and in the agri-academy students learning their trade on the farm.

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  • Taming a Kaimanawa stallion

    Think you’ve got what it takes to tame a wild stallion? Eleven hand-picked trainers in the North Island do. An idea that had been floating around for a few years became a reality in the 2014 Kaimanawa Muster thanks to the efforts of Kaimanawa Heritage Horses.

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  • Woolly thinking

    Wool industry training has undergone some massive changes over the past few years. Rebecca Harper caught up with some woolly workers and captured their reactions on the new model of on the job training.

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People Power Pays off

Breeding quality stock has been a lifelong passion for Willie Muir but he told Claire Cameron that with an increasing reliance on employees in his farm business he now has his sights set on improving his people management skills.

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