One hundred not out

Four Wilton generations have farmed at Tatuanui and supplied Tatua for the past 100 years. Sheryl Brown explored the family’s farming history.

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Beating the bulge

Fonterra is fast-tracking new investments and changes to its processing plants to help limit the impact that gaps in stream returns have on milk price.

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Farmers don’t want carrot or stick

Fonterra farmers don’t want payout bonuses based on environmental performance or payout penalties. That’s the message from about 1200 farmers who attended last month’s Fonterra sustainability roadshow held throughout New Zealand.

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Lowering leaching by nearly a third

*Knowing your limits:* *New nutrient rules*

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  • Elsewhere in the North Island

    *Northland Regional Council* is developing the Waiora Northland Water strategy to meet its requirements under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. All Northland catchments are placed into one of three groups reflecting levels of existing information, in order to start with those with the most information.

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  • Setting the standard

    What is good management practice (GMP)? Increasingly the phrase is being embedded in regional plans and other legislation linked with environmental outcomes and is becoming the minimum acceptable standard for farmers.

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  • Hill country farmers up next

    Keeping stock out of waterways was not only the aim of Environment Southland for dairy farmers but for all stock farmers, the regional council’s senior resource planner Fiona Young says.

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  • How much water?

    Just how much water is used on dairy farms was the question asked at a Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) day on water near Gore in late February.

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Technology to support transformation

Ngai Tahu Farming is set to become one of the country’s largest corporate dairy farmers with development of its 6700ha Eyrewell complex now in full swing.

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  • Questions deliver the right solutions

    Dairy effluent systems are a substantial investment and increasingly monitored by regional councils, but farmers’ knowledge and product technology have increased to create systems that suit individual needs.

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  • Effluent pond safety day

    An education day on how to avoid effluent ponds leaking or collapsing is being run by Waikato Regional Council on April 30.

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  • Less liquid and fewer odours

    Tauranga-based tank company Kliptank specialises in above-ground tanks and has covered three with polypropylene mats for farmers in higher rainfall areas. North Island sales consultant David Parker said the cover reduced the liquid volume in the tank dramatically in areas where rainfall reached more than 1200mm a year.

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  • Out of flooding’s way

    High rainfall on a dairy farm sitting between two rivers that regularly flood, and a high water table, gave John Byrne and Deanna Pomeroy-Byrne an effluent dilemma they solved by installing a covered, above-ground tank.

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Plea not to turn backs on TB

Stuart Husband, a Waihou dairy farmer and Waikato regional councillor, was outvoted 13 to one when the council decided against collecting a regional contribution to TBfree New Zealand in its annual plan for 2014-15.

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Fully compliant and grade free

Otane dairy farmers Bruce and Sheree Jones have consistently achieved full compliance with their resource consents for the last five years, enough to win them a gold dairy consent award from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

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What would I know?

There are many strange things it’s possible to do in life; take up golf, support the Highlanders or even drive a Hyundai.

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Opinion – Serving up milk on a plate

*Fairlie dairy farmer Leonie Guiney is visiting Ireland. She looks at the Irish and our dairy industries, makes some comparisons and draws some conclusions.* 

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Self-contained and futureproof

In the past eight years the Turner Trust has carried out major improvements on their 165ha dairy farm near Dannevirke in Hawke’s Bay, while moving it from a high-input system to a self-contained unit.

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  • Walk in and farm

    A quality 120ha dairy unit with a 78ha runoff adjunct just east of Dargaville is for sale by tender as the owners prepare to retire from the land.

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  • Kaikoura farm for serious investors

    A highly productive dairy farm on the outskirts of Kaikoura is for sale, offering an investment opportunity for a potential new owner to take over this established unit.

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  • The golden fields of Southland

    A 148ha dairy farm sitting in the golden belt of Southland’s dairy country produces about 1400kg milksolids (MS) a hectare and is for sale at $6.85 million.

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  • Farm with a good vibe

    A 94ha dairy support unit close to Methven and Ashburton is for sale with offers to be received by April 16.

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  • Welcome rain brings nitrate risk

    Rain is welcome as the dry weather affects pasture growth in many regions but it brings the danger of nitrate poisoning in stock, Ballance science manager Aaron Stafford warns.

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  • Effluent pond safety day

    An education day on how to avoid effluent ponds leaking or collapsing is being run by Waikato Regional Council on April 30.

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  • HT crops heading north

    PGG Wrightson Seeds HT brassicas are continuing to make an impact in the south with farmers celebrating higher yields from weed-free crops.

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  • Spread compliant effluent

    To avoid issues associated with saturated paddocks when spreading effluent, a K-Line Max irrigation system is the answer.

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It’s all in the planning

While most New Zealanders soaked up the warm weather, Dairy Exporter Associate Editor Anne Lee spent the summer shivering in a UK winter investigating wintering options developed in a cold climate. 

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  • Animal health

    *Feet*

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  • Slurry cleaning systems

    Passageways or scrapeways both indoors and outside can be cleaned by automatic scrapers. Most common were hydraulic scrapers that require a raised, covered track to be installed in the centre along the length of the passageway.

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  • Effluent management

    Storing and managing the slurry from a housed cow system or scrapeways on an outdoor pad can require a significant capital outlay for storage and handling.

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  • Quantity makes the difference

    Moorepark has carried out several experiments on crop wintering diets and found that how much the cow is offered makes more difference than what it’s fed.

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