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Numbers Drive the Business- Matt Buckley on increasing bull beef production using FARMAX

In the latest edition of Country Wide NZ, Matt Buckley discusses how he is increasing production of his bull beef business with the help of software tools and an AgFirst facilitated group dedicated to benchmarking and the numbers. This year he expects production to reach 345kg/-ha a big increase from the 260kg not product/ha generated …

Agriculture, Featured, Sheep & Beef

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Achieving Zero-Carbon Act Reduction Targets on Farm

Our consultant Phil Journeaux and Scion scientist, Tanira Kingi have produced a report covering the results of the modelling component of the Farm Systems Modelling for GHG Reduction on Māori Farms project, a project funded by the New Zealand Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Research centre (NZAGRC). A major component of the project was to model four …

Agriculture, Environmental, Featured

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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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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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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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Managing Climate Change on Orchards

Orchards worldwide are dealing with the impacts of changing climate. AgFirst’s John Wilton outlines what current research reveals on how to manage the impacts of milder winters and warmer spring.

Featured, Horticulture

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AgFirst helps to transform the maize & soya value chain in Rwanda

AgFirst’s James Allen has been a key leader in transforming the value chain of maize and soya bean crops in Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Agriculture, Featured

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Fieldays Competition 2019

We’re at Fieldays and to celebrate we have an amazing PRIZE to give away! We have a ‘Half Day Business Review for your Agribusiness’ package up for grabs. How to enter the competition: You can enter the draw two ways: Visit our Facebook page: and answer our competition question If you’re at Fieldays, visit …


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A long, dry summer: plan ahead

Paddocks are crisp underfoot and a dusty-brown colour. We share some tips on how to plan for rain – or yet even more shine!

Dairy, Featured

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