Poll - Commodity price trends

Will the latest commodity price trends see a swing away from dairy farming?

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Dairy support or finishing farm

A substantial finishing and dairy support farm at Whatawhata, between Hamilton and Raglan, is for sale.

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Step by Step

They say if you want something done, ask a busy person.

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  • Jersey boy

    At just 22, Josh Macdonald is in his second year of sharemilking and with his wife, Aleshia, is building equity by 30% each year.

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  • Getting social

    Navigating the world of social media may seem a bit daunting, but there are great opportunities for those who embrace it. Rebecca Harper talked to some agricultural social media advocates.

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  • Editorial - Creating opportunities

    I have been hearing a lot of chatter in the industry about whether it is possible for young people to get into their own property. 

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  • Good keen tucker

    A good keen attitude and creative cooking skills served Angus Lane well during his Ultimate OE wrangler experience in Canada.

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Mix and maximise

Stock sales can hold the boat steady for dairy farmers when the milk price is low. Inseminating rising heifers for excess replacements or breeding valuable dairy-beef calves to sell into the market can provide a sizable pay cheque to boost profits. Waikato farmers Ross and Tracey Laing told *Sheryl Brown* how they maximise their Holstein-Friesian herd by breeding more than half the cows to Hereford bulls.

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