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Carbon Cost Shock

Huge costs in NZ’s zero carbon goals that could set the country back more than a trillion dollars have been side-lined in Government calculations says AgFirst’s Phil Journeaux.

Dairy, Environmental, Sheep & Beef

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AgFirst consultant key driver in planning for the future

AgFirst consultant, Mark Macintosh, is proud to be a key driver in helping ensure the Taumanu Lands Trust farm is set up to serve future generations.

Dairy

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Evolving Dairy Industry Now More Professional

Overall the dairy industry is more professional and in a good space, but volatility will continue, says James Allen.  As James steps down as Chairman and focuses on his role as managing director of AgFirst Waikato, he shares his views of the future of the dairy industry.

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Steps towards a good calving rate

Achieving a good calving rate for next season, and reducing the wastage of empty cows in the autumn, are among the most important issues during spring. Based on research and experience on the ground, the most important factors influencing the mating results appear to be: Cow condition pre-calving (this however needs attention at the time …

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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. 

Agriculture, Dairy, Featured

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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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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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Media release – AgFirst Manawatu

New Zealand’s largest rural consultancy business, AgFirst, are thrilled to be expanding into the Manawatu/Whanganui Region.
The new office, headed by Erica van Reenen, will be focused on pastoral agriculture and will offer farmers a range of services…

Agriculture, Dairy, Environmental, Sheep & Beef

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