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Befriending calves works well

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Befriending calves works well

Calves that are stroked by people early in their life gain weight more quickly than animals that are not stroked.

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Beware the droopy eyelid!

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beware the droopy eyelid!

A new inherited disease that causes ptosis has been discovered in Finland.

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X-rays help yields & pollution

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
X-rays help yields & pollution

Unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop leads to new tools to help farmers.

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Farmer well-being is important

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Farmer well-being is important

While farmers’ well-being at work is not directly visible to the consumer, it forms an important part of responsible food production.

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Employment rules need shake-up now

| July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
Employment rules need shake-up now

It’s not a job for the faint-hearted and you can see why contractors don’t want to have just anyone in control of such a set-up.

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Slow release, sensed irrigation a huge breakthrough

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Slow release, sensed irrigation a huge breakthrough

The device has been complemented by a piece of software which takes into account the local context, such as plant properties and soil characteristics. This means, the system is also…

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More carbon dioxide good for forests

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
More carbon dioxide good for forests

… they can take up more gas while losing less water…

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Conventional milk has more minerals

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Conventional milk has more minerals

Milk from organic farms has a lower concentration of elements like zinc, iodine and selenium than milk produced by conventional farming methods.

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Pork and Bee industry in court today

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pork and Bee industry in court today

Having two primary industry sectors fighting the Ministry in court today shows that our biosecurity safeguards aren’t working

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Wool price lifts on back of weaker NZ$

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wool price lifts on back of weaker NZ$

The weaker New Zealand dollar and poor weather has combined to push up local prices as exporters struggle to meet shipment commitments.

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