Archive for November, 2012

Product helps clear the air

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Product helps clear the air

… with production of the solution reaching 2 million litres this month since manufacturing began

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Bike design could save lives

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bike design could save lives

More than 800 people are injured on farms riding quad bikes on farms every year in New Zealand.

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Cover crops can reduce nitrogen loss

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Cover crops can reduce nitrogen loss

Cover crops can reduce nitrate pollution without increasing the salinity or reducing yield, according to researchers.

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Plantain ideal for lamb finishing

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Plantain ideal for lamb finishing

Once considered a weed, field trials reveal plantain is a high-protein alternative to pasture ideal for finishing lambs.  The herb delivered solid results in a field trial conducted by Massey University, nearly doubling live weight gain in some cases compared to pasture alone.  Ballance Agri-Nutrients Technical Extension Officer Murray Lane said a plantain crop provides high […]

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Funding boost against wilding trees

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Funding boost against wilding trees

“We’re just coming into year six and it’s the most positive I’ve felt about achieving our goal,”

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The dark side of quiet cows

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
The dark side of quiet cows

Researchers have found that it’s not just wild cattle that can have an issue.

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Cobalt always worth remembering

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Cobalt always worth remembering

…spraying cobalt on pastures works best when the pastures were growing rapidly. “If you are only spraying it on immediately ahead of the animals then …

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Complaint over conduct

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Complaint over conduct

An Invercargill farm accountant who faced High Court action over a land deal turned sour has also had a complaint …

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Silver Fern Farms posts $31m loss

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Silver Fern Farms posts $31m loss

…despite an operational loss, the company’s balance sheet was robust (44% equity ratio); and significant investments had been made in 2012 to underpin future growth…

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Aussies hoping to breed out burpers

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Aussies hoping to breed out burpers

In an effort to breed the burpers out of the Aussie national flock scientists there are attempting to unravel the genetic make-up of the sheep.

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