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Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

A combination of financial pressures, flooding, employment issues and isolation took a toll on Southland farmers’ mental health at the end 2023.   Southland Rural Support Trust...
January 12, 2024 0 Comments
Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Federated Farmers are proud to be supporting an inspiring initiative called "Commence the Re-Fence" in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabriele, which has been launched to provide support to...
December 11, 2023 0 Comments
Tailing without pain at workshop for farmers - Story by Joanna Grigg, Farmers Weekly

Tailing without pain at workshop for farmers - Story by Joanna Grigg, Farmers Weekly

Vet Marlborough runs a farmer accreditation day to train clients in the use of pain relief for docking and castration.

October 1, 2023 0 Comments
Transporting Animals in late Pregnancy

Transporting Animals in late Pregnancy

The Ministry for Primary Industries has advised they will have a greater focus on the transport of pregnant stock this season, specifically when stock give birth in the stock truck or in the stock...
August 15, 2023 0 Comments
DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle told Dairy News they have been busy updating all the material they have to help farmers through the coming weeks and months.

March 8, 2023 0 Comments
NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

We have extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on farmers and other People in Charge of Animals (PICAs).

March 7, 2023 0 Comments
Managing Flystrike and Lice

Managing Flystrike and Lice

Effective prevention and treatment of flystrike and lice involves a multi-pronged approach. This booklet aims to provide you with the detail you need to: a) Understand the pests’...
February 12, 2023 0 Comments
Checked your crops for Fall Armyworm?

Checked your crops for Fall Armyworm?

The insect pest, fall armyworm has been reported in the North and South Islands, and with further spread likely, knowing how to identify and manage this pest can do a lot to help protect our...
January 29, 2023 0 Comments
Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

This time of the year is a great time to think about how you could improve your investments into your 'Wellbeing Bank Account' for 2023.

January 13, 2023 0 Comments
Need Internet?

Need Internet?

The Remote Users Scheme allows eligible households and communities in the most remote areas - where broadband is not currently available and there is only access to voice calling and...
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Transporting farm & hunting dogs across Cook Strait

Transporting farm & hunting dogs across Cook Strait

With 4.5 hours between checking in and disembarking, keeping your dogs safe and comfortable requires planning and appropriate carrying facilities - especially on a hot sunny...
November 14, 2022 0 Comments
Testing for Mycoplasma Bovis stepped up with new strain

Testing for Mycoplasma Bovis stepped up with new strain

The discovery of a new strain was made through regular bulk milk tank testing, which is evidence our highly sensitive system is working well. MPI will continue with fortnightly bulk milk tank...
October 7, 2022 0 Comments

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