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Averages are a great mathematical tool and brilliant for hiding poorer performing results because they get dragged up by higher results.

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A large successful field day was held on May 5, organised by Pioneer Seeds on the property of Raewyn and David Bennett and their son Jeremy and his wi...

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A Waiuku farmer on a mission to change perception that ayrshires are not a good breed, says given the right conditions, they can hold their own agains...

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Going to a rural primary school in the Wairarapa gave David Beuth his first taste and passion for dairying. "I helped one of the local guys milk and t...

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Landcorp Farming has built a HerdHome® on one of its nine Moutoa Dairy farms near Foxton. Brian Wilkinson, Landcorp's farm business manager for th...

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Despite the low payout, Matamata farmer Rex Butterworth's milk production is up 19% and cost of production has dropped below $3/kgMS.

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Life in the public eye can be challenging, but for West Coast Regional Council chairman and monitor farm owner Andrew Robb it's also been very benefic...

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Federated Farmers dairy section held its annual conference in the central plateau this year with an emphasis on the environment and the business of farming. 

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New Zealand is warming to the idea of housing cows but a debate looms on the issue, says the outgoing chairman of HerdHomes®, Dr Andy West.

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Bay of Plenty farmers Shaun and Fiona Kehelys' milk production last season was up 120, 000kgMS due to a $1.1 million investment in two HerdHomes® shelters. The Kehelys, who farm at Oropi, near Tauranga, say their farm management practices have remained the same. However, since commissioning the two HerdHomes® shelters the workload has eased, cows are more comfortable in shelter and milk yield has soared.

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Events 2018

Southern Field Days 2018                                         14, 15, 16 Feb                                                             Waimumu

 

Mystery Creek Agricultural Fieldays 2018          13, 14, 15, 16  June                                                        Hamilton

 

Effluent Expo 2018                                                    27, 28 Nov                                                              Hamilton