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‘It can only get better’

Nothing too flash or expansive for farmers came out of Fonterra’s half-yearly report, dairy farmer Chris Ford says.

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Just the ticket

In part two of a series looking at different pathways to farm ownership Anne Calcinai looks at the leasing and contracting routes. Pathway to farm ownership

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  • Going FAR for farmers

    It is 20 years this week since formal practical research was initiated for the New Zealand arable industry.

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  • April 2015

    Winners - Lucy and Rob Thorneycroft's Award Winning Farm Business in Northern Wairarapa

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  • Flock functionality

    Commercial farmers believe breeding ewes need to be functionally sound if they’re to maintain their profitability in New Zealand’s mainly hill-country environments.

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  • Stacking the numbers up

    The beef market has been fascinating over the past six months. This time last year New Zealand farmers thought their dreams would come true if the beef schedule reached $5.00/kg, never thinking it would exceed $6.00/kg. 

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Getting to know each other

The interview is probably the most important conversation you will ever have with a potential employer or employee. It is your first chance to make a great first impression and to determine whether that person is the person you want to enter an employment relationship with and work with onfarm. The interview is about giving and gathering key information. Most importantly, it’s about quantifying information; the skills, attributes, attitudes and working conditions needed by each party to assess if the job will be the right fit. Being prepared for an interview is critical. 

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Paparoa pastures of plenty

A 202-hectare farm at Paparoa in Northland has a full complement of modern infrastructure from its conversion a few years ago and a price tag of $3.595 million that makes it affordable as well.

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