Pulpit - It’s time for farmer efficiency

Albert Einstein’s wise words “The most important thing is not to ever stop questioning how to do things better” align perfectly with the business of farming.

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Group turns to fodder beet

With the Canterbury Beef Profit Partnership participants achieving an impressive 24% in productivity gains over four years, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is now supporting the group’s evolution into the Fodder Beet Profit Partnership.

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Agriculture student of the year a standout performer

Monique Mathis, a third-year bachelor of agricommerce student was crowned Massey University agriculture student of the year in Palmerston North last Friday.

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  • Flock off, sheep

    Spring. That means longer days and more work.

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  • Editorial - Lifelong learning

    No one ever said a science degree would be easy – but it has been my passport to many interesting jobs and an exciting career that has taken me all over the country and around the world.

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  • Growing and grading ‘gold’

    What grows on a pasture-fed animal, is worth ten times more than most merino wool, and is a health food? It’s deer velvet; the young soft antlers on stags. Jo Grigg investigated the velvet supply chain and some of its workers. 

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  • Vintners Luck

    Some might say Mike Winter has had a lucky run moving from Lincoln University graduate to assistant manager of a large Central Otago vineyard in just over three years. But as Lynda Gray discovered he’s done the hard yards and recently tested – and proved – his mettle in a national viticulture contest.

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Breed of choice for mating decisions

Waikato dairy farmer Doug Courtman believes the Holstein-Friesian breed offers all-round profitability for dairy farmers from the milk produced in the dairy, and demand for domestic beef and live exports.

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  • Zago mixers arrive

    Agtek Tractors and Equipment has been appointed New Zealand distributor for Zago mixer wagons.

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  • Blend gives best mix

    Supporting young calves’ diets with a blend of fibre and grain once they hit pasture is critical for their ongoing development and life-long health, feed specialist Michael Bell of Fiber Fresh Feeds says.

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  • A unique blend

    Vitaphos is a unique mix of RPR, sulphur, and a blend of beneficial bacteria and fungi to give enhanced soil health and plant performance.

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  • Much rests on this research

    There’s going to be a huge amount of interest in research to be released by DairyNZ later this year on the economic impact of farmers building wintering barns, and the effect on nitrogen leaching.

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  • Fonterra and MFAT partner to advance dairy in developing countries

    Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge.

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  • CWT Assists with 1475 metric tons of Butter and Cheese

    ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 9 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 3.252 million pounds (1,450 metric tons) of butter (82% milkfat) and 55,116 pounds (25 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese to customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered December 2014 through April 2015.

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  • Wrightson can do better despite dairy doldrums

    Rural services company PGG Wrightson believes it can improve on last year’s trading result despite any impact from the forecast lower dairy payout, managing director Mark Dewdney told the annual meeting in Napier.

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  • PGG Wrightson set to better last year’s strong result

    PGG Wrightson Ltd* (PGW) today confirmed it believes it can increase Operating EBITDA** for the current year and better the $58.7 million Operating EBITDA achieved in the year to 30 June 2014.

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