Waikato & BoP Dairy Report – June 2018

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2018. 

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NZ Aid helps Rwandan Smallholders – AgFirst’s input invaluable

Small-scale farmers in Rwanda struggle to capture the full value of their maize harvests. 

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Observations on effects of forestry on marginal land

Article by Bob Cathcart of AgFirst Northland dated April 2017 on ‘Observations on effects of Forestry on marginal land inland of Kawakawa’.

Agriculture, Environmental, Featured

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The effects of Exotic Forests on Soil

Article by Bob Cathcart of AgFirst Northland dated October 2017 on ‘The Effects of Exotic Forests on Soil, Ground Water, Water Quality, Air Quality and Native Flora and Fauna’

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Waikato & BoP Dairy Report – June 2017

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2017. 

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Economic Evaluation of Stock Water Reticulation on Hill Country (2017)

AgFirst have recently carried out an economic evaluation of reticulating stock water on hill country sheep & beef farms. This showed strong positive financial returns, as well as environmental gains.

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Professional Primary Producers Programme 2017

The Professional Primary Producers Business Management Programme is a partnership between Primary ITO and DairyNZ aiming to support capable dairy farmers to pursue excellence in dairy farm business management. Following a highly successful pilot in 2016, the programme is being made available to a limited number of farmers in a second pilot in 2017.

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Waikato-BoP Dairy Report – June 2016

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2016. CIick here to see the full article

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Dairy Progression Pathways and the Impact of Volatility

Sharemilking has long been considered a cornerstone of the New Zealand dairy industry, providing a viable progression pathway for young dairy farmers to build experience and wealth, and traditionally aiming to achieve their ultimate goal of farm ownership. This pathway has been under increased pressure in recent years, with the number of Herd Owning Sharemilking …

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Professional of the Year Award

The Hawkes’ Bay Agricultural Pastoral Society announced AgFirst Pastoral Consultant Phil Tither as the Bayleys Hawkes’ Bay Primary Sector Professional of the Year in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Hawkes’ Bay through the provision of professional services to the primary sector…

Agriculture

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