Online tool for milk price analysis

A new, free tool will make it easier for dairy farmers to see the factors that influence the farmgate milk price.

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  • First female head wears many hats

    Nicky Hyslop is recognised as one of New Zealand’s top 10 women in agriculture. The South Canterbury farmer and farm business consultant is the first woman to lead IrrigationNZ. Annette Scott reports.

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  • Beet bolters pose risk

    Farmers are being urged to control beet bolters that pose a risk to New Zealand’s lucrative seed industry.

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  • FAR names cropping graduates

    The first two cropping graduates have been named for the arable industry’s inaugural graduate programme.

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  • Comvita loss to become profit

    Owning a much bigger manuka honey supply business will further skew the earnings ratio between the first half of the trading year and the second half, health product manufacturer Comvita says.

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Pulpit - We are better off together

Luxurious, sustainable, safe.

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Online tool for milk price analysis

A new, free tool will make it easier for dairy farmers to see the factors that influence the farmgate milk price.

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  • Balclutha sale October 1

    Another yarding of quality lambs was offered at Balclutha on Wednesday, with prices and demand steady on previous sales, Gerard Shea of PGG Wrightson reported.

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  • Rangiuru sale September 30

    Farmers and processors continue to display a real depth of confidence in the beef market and vendors of the 665 cattle offered at Rangiuru on Tuesday benefited yet again.

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  • Westland misses target

    Hokitika-based Westland Milk Products will pay its shareholders $7.57 a kilogram of milksolids for the 2013-14 season.

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  • Weaker euro pushes dollar up

    The New Zealand dollar rose against the euro as slowing European inflation prompted speculation of further stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB).

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China pollution rules threaten lamb prices

The closure of toxic tanneries in China is prompting processors to caution farmers about the effect on lamb prices as the new lamb season nears.

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  • Beet bolters pose risk

    Farmers are being urged to control beet bolters that pose a risk to New Zealand’s lucrative seed industry.

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  • Comvita loss to become profit

    Owning a much bigger manuka honey supply business will further skew the earnings ratio between the first half of the trading year and the second half, health product manufacturer Comvita says.

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  • New Synlait plant ready

    Synlait Milk will begin packaging retail-ready infant formula for the Chinese market in November now its export approvals are complete.

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  • Online tool for milk price analysis

    A new, free tool will make it easier for dairy farmers to see the factors that influence the farmgate milk price.

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Honing skills to boost agribusiness

A new partnership between Primary ITO and Aoraki Polytechnic has signalled the start for a new era of agribusiness education in Canterbury.

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NIWA system turns effluent into power

A decade of research and trialling by National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has given dairy farmers a simple, low-cost effluent pond system capable of turning muck to money.

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Poll - 2014 General Election

The election result was:

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West Coast gets rain relief

Welcome rain has eased the stress for West Coast farmers.

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  • Emergency checklist

    How would you feed your stock if an unexpected snowfall blanketed the farm for a week?

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  • Lessons learnt from windstorm that hammered Canterbury

    A year ago a devastating windstorm wreaked havoc in Canterbury. Wind gusts up to 140km/h blew cars off roads, cut power to more than 40,000 homes and hit rural communities hard with fencing, farm sheds and machinery among the casualties. For many farmers the immediate concern was damage to irrigators. This article looks at what happened and what was learnt.

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  • Another expensive claims year

    This year is likely to be one of the most expensive for weather-related insurance claims but has not reached last year’s total of $175 million.

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  • South Island needs rain

    Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues.

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Bilodeau bows out

Ballance’s departing chief executive chuckles at the frustration the “extra L” in his company’s brand name causes journalists’ spell-checking efforts, but is proud about what the brand has become under his 14-year tenure.

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