‘It can only get better’

Nothing too flash or expansive for farmers came out of Fonterra’s half-yearly report, dairy farmer Chris Ford says.

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Pulpit – Industry still in farmers’ hands

It has been an absolute luxury to listen, watch and consume the debate across a wide range of media over the past week following the release of the Meat Industry Excellence Pathways to Long-Term Sustainability document, particularly as I can do so from the thinking fields of my own farm but with the institutional knowledge I have from working in the industry for 34 years. 

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Kiwi slumps as GDT prices fall

The New Zealand dollar fell after dairy product prices dropped 8.8% in the latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction, on concern weaker prices for the country’s largest commodity export could dent future economic growth.

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Big future seen for Muslim markets

Halal lamb exports from Britain are becoming an increasingly important part of maintaining farmgate prices.

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Herd of art?

Photographer Sarah Brook was in Morrinsville recently for the launch of the Herd of Cows initiative. 

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New planning guide for dairy conversions

Farmers contemplating a land-use conversion to dairying can get a new online environmental “how-to” planning guide to help ensure any new farm meets the industry’s standards.

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Poll - Employment laws

Are you familiar with and adhering to employment laws in your farming business?

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Caution not panic in kill plans

Farmers are taking a cautious line on stock for processing during an increasingly dry summer, booking them for two to three weeks ahead.

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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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