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StockX – the TradeMe for livestock

01 December 2019

Jason Roebuck is the managing director of StockX, an online livestock trading platform based in Havelock North. He says that StockX is “better for the environment. It’s better for the animals. It’s better for the buyer. It’s better for the…

Matthew Miller01 December 2019

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HB Future Farming Trust established

12 August 2019

Last week saw the official establishment of the Hawke’s Bay Future Farming Trust. Here is the mission given to the Trust by its farmer-led establishment group … Problem “Society today is challenging the environmental cost and impact of producing food.…

Tom Belford12 August 2019

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Taste Pure Nature … Building a NZ Meat Brand

01 August 2019

New Zealand’s meat producers now have the opportunity to graduate from commodity to premium products. But this requires overcoming historic marketing challenges. Meat marketing has always been complex and challenging.  The various cuts that emerge from an animal have different…

John Loughlin01 August 2019

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Future Farming in Hawke’s Bay

01 June 2019

An impressive trio of Hawke’s Bay finalists was presented recently at the annual Ballance Farm Environment Awards. These are farmers who outproduce their industry and local benchmarks, while lowering their environmental footprints.  For example, for the top winners, Nick and…

Tom Belford01 June 2019

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Solving the Seasonal Worker Challenge

01 April 2019

John Bostock Founder & CEO, Bostock NZ Bostock New Zealand’s crop doubles over the next five years and the company is very short of labour now to pick the crop. Unless the Government takes a longer term view and gives…

Various01 April 2019

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Not Your Grandpa’s Farming

01 October 2018

Meanwhile, the $7 billion meat sector weighs its strategic responses to potential annihilation; the word ‘disruption’ is in the air. For while the recent face-off between the Impossible Burger and ‘delicious NZ red meat’ is one audacious signal from the…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 October 2018

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‘Passport to Success’ … Key for NZ Farmers

01 June 2018

Editor’s note: Recently, Ballance Agri-Nutrients and other sponsors put their support behind the Ballance Farm Environment Awards to showcase selected farmers in our region who are leaders in marrying sound environmental practices to commercially successful farming operations, demonstrating that what’s…

Sarah von Dadelszen01 June 2018

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Apple Futures

11 October 2017

A decade ago the apple industry was on its knees. Growers were not receiving sustainable returns for many varieties and orchards were being uprooted and burned across the Heretaunga Plains. The Taiwan market, critical for the Fuji variety, was closed because…

Peter Beaven11 October 2017

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Future Farming Centre for Hawke's Bay

01 October 2017

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally written before the last Regional Council election in 2016. Our automated system went ‘rogue’ and re-published it this week. The good news is that good ideas endure. The ‘Future Farming’ concept has been gaining…

Tom Belford01 October 2017