For his report Nuffield scholar Dan Shand looked at the
growing use of mobile technology in farming. His report
explored the strengths and weaknesses of current platforms
and the areas that needed to be developed in order to be
beneficial to the red meat sector in New Zealand. Ask Dan
your questions during this live event at noon tomorrow.
As rural river levels continue to drop, Nelson City Council
has been forced to impose water shortage directions for
those taking water directly from streams and wells under
Section 329 of the Resource Management Act 1991.
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.
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.
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.
Land values in the Lake Rotorua catchment have declined 10%
and could decline another 10-15% under the next level of
restrictions, Bay of Plenty Regional Council natural
resources policy manager Stephen Lamb says.
Water remains the main environmental focus for the Waikato
Regional Council, with farmers now needing consent for water
use in the farm dairy and new policy being drafted that will
limit nutrient loading into the Waikato and Waipa river
Despite the complexity of management systems and the
variations between farms, long-time mastitis expert Dr
Adrian Joe has kept a few simple goals for his clients to
follow to measure their management success.