The dawn chorus that heralds fresh hope for New Zealand’s wildlife

When the conservation trust Project Janszoon released a dozen kākā in Abel Tasman national park at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, the large, brassy forest parrots settled in quickly, despite never before having lived in the wild. At 3am the next morning they began their customary ear-splitting calls. Hikers sleeping in a hut

Pilot-like checklist could help to better farm safety, researchers say

A checklist similar to that used by airline pilots has been developed to help farmers get a better grip of farm safety. Lauren Dean Lauren kicked off her print journalism career with Farmers Guardian shortly after graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in B Load More… Lauren Dean Lauren kicked off her

Meet the finalists in the Farmer of the Year competition

Location: Corbally, Thurles, Co Tipperary Area Farmed: 250ac David has been farming full time since he returned home from New Zealand in 2015 and works in partnership with his father Loughlin. At that time, they were milking 100 cows, running a split calving, 70pc spring/ 30pc autumn, and keeping all cattle until two years. They

New Zealand’s space economy – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre New Zealands space sector contributed $1.69 billion to the economy in the last financial year, according to a report commissioned by MBIE . New Zealand’s space sector contributed $1.69 billion to the economy in the last financial year, according to a report commissioned by MBIE. The sector directly employs

Clive Dalton: Silage best way to preserve nutrients

PASTURES November is a critical month for pastures with the rain we get now dictating growth for early silage in case predictions for another dry summer turn out to be right.Grass should be bursting out of the ground in most parts,...

Kaitaia’s Sloane Livestock agents toast 25-year milestone

The cattle sales would start in September and there would be up to 10,000 cattle sold from the big government blocks.Kaitaia stock agents Sloane Livestock celebrated 25 years in business at the weekend.More than 150 people gathered...

Stortford Lodge: All classes in big yarding sell well

All classes of store stock continued to sell well at the Stortford Lodge store sale yesterday.A big yarding of about 800 cattle of mostly top quality sold especially well with heavy angus steers making up to $2080/head.Good yearling...