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Future Farming Strategies Trial Approved

Northland Consultants Kim Robinson and Chris Boom are heavily involved in the new 5 year Future Farming Strategies Trial in NDDT. Read the overview here or contact Kim or Chris for more details.

Dairy, Featured

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The Changing Nature of Farm Consultancy in New Zealand

The nature of farm consultancy in New Zealand is changing. Farm consultancy is facing a challenging future with an increasing skillset requirement needed by the farming client, the corporate client and the regulators. AgFirst New Zealand reviews some of these changes.

Featured, Sheep & Beef

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Drought Recovery Farm Strategies with Kim Robinson

AgFirst consultant Kim Robinson concisely shares drought planning recommendations, on this easy to view webinar including how to prioritise and calculate your feed.

Dairy, Featured, Sheep & Beef

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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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Get Support With Your Feed Planning

Feed availability is currently a key concern for many farmers. Together with MPI and other partner agencies; DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ and Federated Farmers are we are providing remote feed planning support to farmers.

Agriculture, Dairy, Featured, Sheep & Beef

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AgFirst COVID-19 Update

Following the New Zealand Government COVID 19 lockdown announcement, AgFirst is changing the way we operate to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and the rest of New Zealand. Many of our services are considered essential business, and where that is the case the following protocols will be followed: All staff will keep a …

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AgFirst COVID-19 Update

Following the New Zealand Government COVID 19 lockdown announcement, AgFirst
is changing the way we operate to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and the rest of
New Zealand. Many of our services are considered essential business, and where that is the case we have established strict protocols.

Featured

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In Brief Global Issue No. 424

In this edition: fruit quality and maturity progression including parameters on Envy harvest & information on leaf plucking. Plus lucky us, Dean is back and has joined the Hawkes Bay team!

 

Featured, Horticulture

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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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