Dairying women get dairy automation demo

Dairying women get dairy automation demo

The Dairy Women’s Network and its network partner Tru-Test will be educating dairy women around automation and how it can support decision-making on the farm. Earlier this year Tru-Test ran three education days for the Dairy Women’s Network focussing on dairy automation systems. Attendees from the Dairy Women’s Network regions said they were blown away […]

Hill Laboratories appoints new Agricultural Divisional Manager

New Zealand’s leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has appointed Dr Bart Challis as new Agricultural Divisional Manager for the company. Dr Challis brings to Hill Laboratories 16 years of international experience in the fields of Life Science and Biotechnology. After completing a PhD in microbiology from the University of Otago, Dr Challis began his […]

Bayer launches three new crop protection products

Bayer launches three new crop protection products

Global innovation leader Bayer has launched three new crop protection products designed to increase yields and put more money in farmers’ pockets. The new products – two fungicides and one herbicide – are part of a EUR 2.4 billion (NZ$3.9 billion) global innovation investment by Bayer into safeguarding vital crops and increasing crop yields. Bayer […]

Hill Laboratories appoints new Food and Bioanalytical client services manager

Hill Laboratories appoints new Food and Bioanalytical client services manager

New Zealand’s leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has appointed Lorrae Taylor as client services manager for the organisation’s Food and Bioanalytical division. Lorrae Taylor has nearly four decades of nationwide experience working in laboratories, or with laboratories to provide proficiency services testing. Lorrae Taylor said Hill Laboratories’ client services teams, which are effective in […]

Foodtech Packtech underway

Foodtech Packtech underway

It’s a busy place today at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds for the first day of Foodtech Packtech 2014. If you are in the area drop in and have a look at some really innovative equipment and supplies for the food industry.  

Don’t forget to blend

Don’t forget to blend

Supporting young calves’ diets with a blend of fibre and grain once they hit pasture is critical for their ongoing development and life-long health, according to an industry feed specialist, Michael Bell from Fiber Fresh Feeds. Mr Bell says giving calves a mix of feeds that includes meal or grain, as well as high nutritional […]

Landcorp completes full purchase of Focus Genetics

Landcorp completes full purchase of Focus Genetics

Landcorp Farming Ltd. is now sole owner of livestock genetics business, Focus Genetics. The announcement comes after Landcorp successfully acquired the remaining 33% shareholding from Rissington Breedline. Hawkes Bay based Focus Genetics is New Zealand’s largest red meat genetics business with 17 breeding partners throughout New Zealand. Formed in 2011, Focus Genetics has since grown […]

Employers & Manufacturers congratulate John Key and National – seek acceleration of unfinished business

Employers & Manufacturers congratulate John Key and National – seek acceleration of unfinished business

The Employers and Manufacturers Association extend hearty congratulations to the re-election of Prime Minister John Key and National. “Business will be pleased and relieved with the re-election of the government,” said EMA chief executive Kim Campbell. “We will now be looking for accelerated attention coming to bear on unfinished business,” he said. “In particular business […]

Hottest new dairy technology designed here

Hottest new dairy technology designed here

Technology designed to bring the power of intelligent communication and unprecedented future proofing to dairy farmers’ milking systems was highlighted at the recent National Fieldays. The product in the spotlight at Waikato Milking Systems stand was a newly designed product known as the Bail Marshal. The New Zealand owned company’s Chief Executive Dean Bell says […]

Moving goods around the world

Moving goods around the world

Secureaload, a member of The Gavan Group of companies, is appearing at Foodtech Packtech on Stand 3057. The Gavan Group commenced business in 1988 when the Directors, Gavin Condon and Andrew Corstorphine, perceived the need for a company to supply all parts and accessories required by Intermodal marine transport equipment operators, hence the formation of […]