Live chat: B+LNZ levy referendum

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Scott Champion will answer your questions about the levy referendum this Friday at 12pm.

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  • Taylor-made app a winner for farmers

    Manawatu dairy farmer Nigel Taylor has begun a new business relationship with Fonterra as a result of the first digital innovation presentation to Fonterra farmers, managers and techies.

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  • Meat rejig could cost nothing

    Murray Donald has had almost of quarter century of meat industry governance but says all the power lies with the farmers. And to control the meat industry they just have to use that power – and it won’t cost them a cent, he told Neal Wallace.

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  • Testing confirms swede health risk

    Laboratory analysis of swede samples taken from Southland farms last winter have confirmed the heightened health risk of feeding maturing crops to dairy cows.

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  • Greens climate change plan extends olive branch to farmers

    An alternative climate plan proposed by the Green Party shows a more ambitious emissions reduction target and includes a five year transition plan for the agriculture sector.

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Pulpit – Where to now for dairy industry?

As everyone knows, world events have converged to bring the New Zealand dairy industry to its knees but what are its prospects of a return to profitability?

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Shareholder body supports Fonterra review

The body representing Fonterra shareholders is supporting a review of all aspects of the co-operative’s business but says it was not prompted by the dairy sector’s current difficulties.

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Quota capacity breach likely

Dairy farmers continuing to send cull cows to the works look certain to push New Zealand beef exports past the United States quota level for the calendar year.

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New knees take over from voice

Radio New Zealand’s Kevin Ikin this week hangs up his microphone for the last time after 40 years with the state broadcaster. He spoke to *Nigel Stirling* about his long career covering the life and times of farming and the state of the media.

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Boffin magic a thing of the past

The history of agriculture is scattered with one-off technology discoveries that provided a disproportionate production boost. 

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Spring storms prompt tree trimming warning

 With spring storm season fast approaching, North Canterbury electricity lines company MainPower New Zealand is warning tree owners about the dangers of trimming trees that are too close or overhang power lines.

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Champ takes another record

Sixteen times world champion shearer David Fagan showed a vocal and supportive Cheltenham speed shear crowd he can shear a single sheep in 20.4 seconds recently to win the event.

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