Articles Categorized: Rural

Fast track to dairy jobs

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THE Central North Island Dairy Academy is offering up two $5000 scholarships for its 2018 Diploma in Agriculture programme. General manager Dave Horner said the…

Farmers encouraged to be prepared

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SINCE the Edgecumbe flood, Federated Farmers has been concentrating on improving emergency preparedness and encouraging farmers to make civil defence a priority. Civil Defence raised…

Bee nice to pollinators

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FERAL bee swarms are common this time of year and may hold the answer to the decline of domesticated bees, says bee hobbyist Malcolm Helyar.…

New partner joining Fonterra

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POLAND, Europe’s fifth largest producer of milk, will join Fonterra’s dairy trade platform on November 21, offering skim milk powder, whole milk powder, butter and…

Banana idea is not bananas

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GROWING bananas commercially could be an option for Eastern Bay landowners. Taipukenga Trust programme manager Trevor Mills said he was convinced bananas could become an…

Dairy strong despite signs of peak

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THOUGH sustained supply growth from exporters suggests that prices have peaked, global dairy markets remain buoyant according to a new Rabobank global dairy report. The…

Farmers hope for dry spell

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SIX months after the Edgecumbe flood, farmers on the Rangitaiki plain are still dealing with what has become the new normal of high water tables…

Rain affects in-calf tell

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WET springs make it harder for dairy farmers to detect if their cows are ready for mating and could affect reproduction rates. According to DairyNZ,…