What Science?

April 4, 2017
There is a lot of talk about science, how we apply it on our farms and probably to the confusion of who it was supposed to help, the Farmer, which science will best suit his or her needs. I have discussed in previous articles the findings that our team are discovering repe...
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Don't Blame Farmers

April 4, 2017
The passing of the Waikato Healthy Rivers Plan will instil new fear to farmers across the country to change the way they manage their farms in the future. Farmers, of course, will be angry that the bureaucracy of Regional Councils will soon have another round of reasons to...
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It is with mixed emotion that I read about the failure of our Two Big Fertiliser Co-Operatives to procure decent RPR that meets Standards set by the NZ Fertiliser Council. It is pleasing to see that this problem of inferior phosphate being dumped on the NZ market to farmers...
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New Zealand's influence on UK farming took a fresh turn in January when David Law of Forward Farming spoke at a series of field days about effluent ponds and soil health, grassland and cow productivity. Here's what UK agri-journalist Phil Christopher reported. For a reliab...
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A lot can be learned or assumed by a slow drive down a farmer's tanker track, particularly if cattle are close enough to observe. To a trained eye, the state of their health is very noticeable and often the reasons for them not looking in top condition can also be obvious. ...
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$9.20 for Organic Milk?

June 11, 2016
What are we to make of the latest pay promise of $9.20/kg ms for organic milk? $9.20 is a 60% is a rise from the current organic payout and a staggering 235% higher than the payout for conventional milk! What does that mean? It means, for one thing, that there has been a ...
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Every farmer wants to do well and there are many indicators of a successful Dairy Farming Operation. Top of the list is a farmer's Bank Account. If the cashflow levels are high, a farmer feels secure. If money is running low, the Farmer's first thought is to get more of it. ...
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Dairy farmers are often squeezed between two powerful forces. One is the Regional Council. The other is the Dairy Company they supply milk to. These two powerhouses write the rules and guidelines that farmers must abide by. Over the last 18 months I have become increasingly...
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In every sector of society we see the emergence of growth industries. These new industries are usually triggered by a problem which needs addressing. In 2008 a Nationwide drought saw the need to bring in feed from offshore. Thus began the Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) market a...
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With the recent announcement of a payout drop, it seems that farmers have to bite the bullet to keep Fonterra viable. If that sounds familiar, it's because we've been hear before. Cast your mind back to May 2008, the season where Fonterra announced their payout to Farmers a...
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