Category: General

Farmer well-being is important
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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.

60% more wheat needed by 2050
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60% more wheat needed by 2050

Wheat is a major staple crop worldwide but its production has not reached demand in 10 of the 15 past years

It's a dog's life
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It’s a dog’s life

In another life would you want to come back as a dog? If the answer is yes …

Guilty accountant to pay for ethics breach
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Guilty accountant to pay for ethics breach

Invercargill accountant James Hennessy has been ordered to pay $19,376 in costs after pleading guilty to …

More than one cause of mismatched lambs
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More than one cause of mismatched lambs

 By Joanne Marshall When one of a set of twins is twice the size of his mate you’ve got problems – especially when the ewe decides she only likes the big lamb. While it’s one thing to try and find a solution for problems like this it’s yet another to find out exactly what causes […]

Making the most of your computer mistakes
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Making the most of your computer mistakes

We’ve all done something we knew we shouldn’t have and kicked ourselves afterwards.

Nait nothing but an irritation
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Nait nothing but an irritation

Nait is causing nothing but trouble and confusion as far as I can see. The stock agents still …

Alliance Group announces huge loss
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Alliance Group announces huge loss

Sheep and beef farmers, particularly those in the south, will have a good reason to gasp when they read of the huge loss reported by Alliance Group today.

Milking trial reveals plenty on deer lactation
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Milking trial reveals plenty on deer lactation

Once hinds got into the pattern of regular milking they produced about 700 ml per day, but this increased to about 900 ml per day …

Disgusted by staff
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Disgusted by staff

I have noticed in the past five to seven years an arrogance towards dairy farming in general among some staff. Farmers are wholly sick of this stupid attitude.

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