A plan for looking after New Zealand’s farm- Molesworth

AgFirst consultant, Erica van Reenen has completed a plan and report that aims to bring the relevant values associated with Molesworth together to provide an integrated land use approach.

Environmental, Featured

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The Value of Nitrogen Fertiliser to the New Zealand Economy

Nitrogen fertiliser is an important input into the New Zealand primary sector. For the horticultural, vegetable and arable sectors, it is a crucial input in ensuring high yielding and good quality crops. In the pastoral sector it primarily supports our grass fed animal systems.

FANZ commissioned this study to analyse the costs to the primary sector, both at the farm gate and to the wider New Zealand economy, associated with removing nitrogen fertiliser or using a substitute. For pastoral farms this includes use of supplementary feed.

Agriculture, Environmental, Featured

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Mitigation and cost of on-farm Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A report on the modelling work done over four years on a range of dairy and sheep and beef farms

Agriculture, Environmental, Featured

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Land Use Diversification in the Waikato Region

This report examines diversification options that involve both the development of part of an existing property or an option which involves the wholesale conversion to an alternative land use. The purpose is to provide a number of examples of what might be possible in terms of land use diversification and some of the considerations that should be made by a land owner prior to making a change.

Agriculture, Dairy, Environmental, Featured, Horticulture, Sheep & Beef

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Love your Land on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, you’re invited to a field day in Rangitikei, learning how to better ‘Love your Land’.

Environmental

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Farmer decision making with regard to Climate Change and Biological Gas Emissions

AgFirst have undertaken a literature review and analysis of Farmer decision making with regard to Climate Change and Biological Gas Emissions. The report has been prepared for the Biological Emissions Reference Group (BERG).

Agriculture, Environmental, Featured

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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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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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Cost of Complying with the One Plan

Environmental compliance requirements are on the increase around the country. This case study outlines the requirements for a dairy farm in a target catchment of the Horizons region.

Dairy, Environmental

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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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