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Dairy awards winners lead profitability charge

The winners of the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are ahead of the game in driving profitability on farms, during a forecast period of low milk payouts.

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  • Lorneville sale May 5

    A large yarding of prime cattle was offered at Lorneville on Tuesday. Quality stock continued sell well, but lighter cattle eased in price.

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  • Shanghai Pengxin buys Northland farms

    Ten Northland farms in the Kaikohe district have been sold by the Pinny family to Chinese interests associated with Shanghai Pengxin, which has applied for regulatory approval.

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  • Once-a-day milking conference

    A once-a-day milking conference run by DairyNZ will bring together farmers and industry experts to increase knowledge and understanding around this method of milking.

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  • The Ground We Won

    The lives of a team of rugby-playing farmers are laid bare in a documentary opening in cinemas this week.

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Nervous wait on backlogs

The United States’ emergence from its economic slumber looks certain to rev up beef prices again this year. First though, large inventories built up during last year’s ports strike will need to be worked through. 

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  • Vet LSD shows promise for cattle

    Farmers who have enjoyed improved flock performance using Vet LSD (Livestock Survival Drench) mineral supplement will welcome early trial results on its use in cattle.

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  • Walk the BullWalk

    Selecting the right bull for your beef breeding operation is essential for achieving greater genetic gain whether it is to improve your female herd or to target premium beef programmes. There are many new technologies in farming and researching information on the internet is now commonplace. 

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  • Party at my place

    Picture this. Party time: 500kg-plus cattle flicking up their tails, running through foot-high kikuyu grass, kicking up their heels like calves having an evening canter around the paddock. 

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  • May 2015

    Busy Times

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Hunting the great outdoors…and home

Hello there one and all. I hope you all had a great couple of months and managed to get out there and play just as hard as you worked.

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Dairy awards winners lead profitability charge

The winners of the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are ahead of the game in driving profitability on farms, during a forecast period of low milk payouts.

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  • Talk to banks about finances

    DAIRY farmers are being encouraged to stick together and talk to friends, family and agribusiness professionals to help them get through the tougher economic times ahead for the sector.

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  • Newest co-op comes into being

    The country’ newest co-operative has been created in Taupo with 34 organic dairy farmers signing up to join the Organic Dairy Hub Co-operative of New Zealand.

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  • Tips on topping

    In the last three issues in this column I have been discussing aspects of maintaining and improving pasture quality – particularly over summer and autumn.

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