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The toughest Triton yet

Over the years Mitsubishi Triton has made a name for itself as a hard-working, solid and very dependable ute. 

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  • Farming in Focus - June 2015

    More photos from this June's Country-Wide.

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  • Woodville wintering

    Otawhao Station is one of the larger properties to come to market in the lower North Island recently, property agent John Arends of Property Brokers said. The 876ha sheep and beef farm in the Kumeroa district, east of Woodville, has been farmed by the present owners for close to 45 years. With half the farm able to take a tractor it has an enviable contour. The balance is mainly medium hill and includes a 102ha reserve protected by QEII National Trust covenants.

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  • Crash course pays off

    When Mangamaire farmers Ken and Steph Norman purchased a block of land from their neighbour in 2008 they knew absolutely nothing about deer, but that was about to change. Embarking on a crash course in deer farming, the 2015 Tararua Sheep and Beef Farmer of the Year winners discovered a zeal for deer – and a profitable addition to their existing farming operation.

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  • Brave buying

    Some strike it right. Selling out on a high then upping-sticks and buying similar or better land elsewhere for a cheaper price is a winner. An example from the early 2000s was small-holding sheep and beef farmers in Marlborough selling up to vineyard developers and buying what is now considered cheap irrigated land for finishing stock in Canterbury.

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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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Serious business and a bit of fun

Planning is the key to success for this year’s Sharemilker-Equity Farmers of the Year, Justin and Melissa Slattery. They told Anne Lee their plans include every aspect of farm management, and also ways to enjoy life.

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  • No surprises for 2 Jun GDT auction

    The volumes of product that Fonterra plans to sell at the next GlobalDairyTrade auction as in line with previous forecasts.

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  • Fonterra drops forecast milk price

    Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season to $4.40 per kgMS. Along with its previously announced forecast dividend range of 20-30 cents per share, the change amounts to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.60 - $4.70 that would be paid to a fully shared-up farmer.

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  • EU Market Update - Week 22, 2015

    Although market activity seems to have kept up with last week’s moderately active mode there appears to be a growing export demand directed to EU operators on the back of low commodity pricing and a low Euro versus the US dollar. Seeing the destinations, this may very well have to do with declined milk production in Argentina along with Brazil that seems to have oversold in exports last year.

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