Small-scale farmers in Rwanda struggle to capture the full value of their maize harvests.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 …
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…
The objective of this study was to investigate the financial aspects of a barn system based on an investment cost-benefit analysis approach, and to investigate the resultant change in farm system, as well as the associated environmental footprint measured in terms of nitrogen and phosphorous leaching and greenhouse gas emissions via OVERSEER®.
A study by Phil Journeaux of AgFirst Waikato funded via the Farmax/DairyNZ Dairy Consultant of the Year Award…
This report updates the budgeted 2015/16 year originally carried out in June 2015.