Feds scorn firearms register

The practicality and cost of a firearms register will be a waste of money and resources, Federated Farmers says.

The second tranche of proposed Arms Act amendments features a range of tighter controls on firearms ownership and licensing, some of which beg serious questioning. Federated Farmers rural security spokesman Miles Anderson said.

Global nutrition firm presses for progress

A nutrition firm wanting to sell a methane-busting feed additive in New Zealand says authorities must act with utmost urgency to approve the product.

Global company Royal DSM says its 3NOP feed additive will cut methane emissions by about 30%. 

One farm fix leads to the stars

The initial request came from a North Otago dairy farmer looking for a better way to manage his irrigation system. Small Dunedin start-up company Next Farm was charged with finding a resolution. Neal Wallace meets the two-person company aiming to improve water and effluent management.

Large farms have more eco options

Harder hill country farms have more options for increasing productivity and eco-efficiency than easy hill country farms, AgResearch scientist Alec Mackay says.

Grice winds down now he’s 93

At 93 Ashburton farmer Keith Grice has decided it’s time to hang up his hat on sheep farming but the true dinkum landlubber is not ready yet to leave his land. He talked to Annette Scott about his 70 years as a sheep farmer.

Course enhances emerging leaders

Fourteen teenagers began their school holidays learning new leadership skills on a Young Farmers course in Napier.

The course run over three days was designed to enhance the skills of emerging leaders in schools’ TeenAg clubs. 

Families enjoy a day at races

Not only the horses came out winners at the Ashburton Trotting Club’s midwinter race meeting.

Farming families from all over Canterbury turned out by the hundreds, leaving farming stresses at home and enjoying a family day out.

Farmers Weekly NZ 15.07.2019

Not with our money

Farmers are unlikely to put any of their milk cheque back into their co-operative in the near future, at least until they get a better idea of where their money will be going, Te Aroha farmer Stuart King says.