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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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Drying and storing grain

Successful storage of grain and seed begins at harvest.

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  • Spring feed supply

    I was recently involved with an animal welfare investigation – not for the first time, but it was the first time on an operational farm as opposed to a lifestyle or a part-time farming set-up.

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  • Increasing growth rate to weaning

    Farms from across the country will be in all stages of lambing now.

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  • Research bears results

    A search for the genetic cause of delayed puberty in a flock of Romney ewes has paid off for AgResearch scientists.

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  • Code of practice stacking up

    The Code of Practice for the Trading of Pasture and Whole Crop Forage Crops got the thumbs-up at an official launch at the Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) conference recently.

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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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  • MG aims to deliver +$1/kg MS by 2017

    Murray Goulburn's 'Vision and Strategy 2017' strategy aims to deliver a AU$1/kg milk solids growth in farmgate milk prices to the more than 2,500 farmer shareholders that supply the company, according to its recently released annual report for the 2013-14 year.

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  • US milk production up 4% in September

    Milk production in the US has posted its highest year on year growth rate in September, up 4% compared to last year. 

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  • New fund to assist NZ dairy farming

    Dairy farmers looking to grow their family business will soon have access to a new source of funding, with the launch of an innovative new investment vehicle, the NZ Dairy Farming Trusts.

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  • IFCN Dairy Report 2014

    The IFCN (International Farm Comparison Network) has officially released its IFCN Dairy Report 2014. 

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