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Manawatu

FARMING Lifestyles

September 2014 Edition

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Five nominations for DairyNZ director position Five North Island farmers are seeking a new farmerelected director position on DairyNZ’s board following the resignation of current board member and Taranaki farmer, Barbara Kuriger. Mrs Kuriger is standing down from the board to dedicate herself to her new role as the National Party candidate for the Taranaki-King Countr y electorate in September’s general election. DairyNZ board chairman John Luxton said Mrs Kuriger has served on dairy industry boards for 11 years and has made a significant contribution through her links with the Dairy Women’s Network. “She was the first person to win the Dairy Woman of the Year title in 2012 and was a founding member of DairyNZ’s board when it formed in 2007. “She has been a passionate advocate for driving improvements in our industry’s training systems,” said Mr Luxton. “She has also worked hard to increase understanding between urban and Barbara Kuriger is standing down from DairyNZ’s board rural communities. “I’d like to sincerely thank Barbara for the DairyNZ AGM in Timaru on October all that she has done for the industry 16. Returning officer Warwick Lampp and we wish her the very best in her of electionnz is encouraging farmers to new challenge.” have their say. The five farmers seeking a four-year “You can vote via the internet, post or term as a DairyNZ director are: Donna by fax — or in person at the AGM. Smit (Whakatane, Bay of Plenty); Murray “It would be great to see a strong Jamieson (Okaihau, Northland); Greg voter turnout this time.” Maughan (Marton, Manawatu); Jim van Mr Lampp said anyone with queries der Poel (Ohaupo, Waikato) and Dirk or who hasn’t received their voter pack Sieling (Whitianga, Waikato). by the end of September can contact All farmers paying a levy on milk solids elections@electionz.com or phone 0508 to DairyNZ are eligible to vote in the 666 337. election. Voter packs will be posted out Mrs Kuriger will officially step down in September and results announced at from the board at the AGM.

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Manawatu weedbusters recognised Weed combating efforts of Kimbolton School pupils and Rangiwahia landowner Richard Martin, were recognised recently by Horizons Regional Council in the biennial Weedbuster Awards.

where he’s been working to control Darwin’s Barberry for over 30 years. “His commitment, views and local knowledge have been invaluable to Horizons’ pest control efforts in the area. “Weed control truly is a community effort and when we have people like Mr Martin and the Kimbolton School students on board, we can achieve so much more than we could in isolation.” Manawatu-Rangitikei councillor Gordon McKellar presented the awards during a meeting of Horizons’ Environment Committee in Palmerston North on September 10.

Kimbolton School pupils and Rangiwahia landowner Richard Martin received Weedbuster Awards recently

The national Weedbuster programme aims to educate and raise awareness of the need to protect New Zealand’s environment from weed problems. Awards are presented to volunteers as part of the programme. This year Kimbolton School won the regional Education Award, and Mr Martin took out the Private Land category. Horizons environmental management officer pest plants and regional Weedbusters co-ordinator Neil Gallagher said both Kimbolton School and Mr Martin are deserving of the Weedbuster Awards for their tireless commitment to weed containment and control. “Kimbolton School students have been really active in the Kimbolton Reserve on Forest Road and are now setting up a monitoring system to check the impact of their weed control efforts. “This has been aided by Horizons officers who have provided support with facilitation, plant identification and other technical advice.” Teacher Heidi Morton said the school’s students have taken responsibility for the forest and use it for many outdoor educational experiences and adventures. Kimbolton School has been weeding in the Kimbolton Bush Reserve for over 10 years.

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THE ADOPTION OF A RESCUED DOG NAMED WOODY CHANGED DANIEL TODD’S ENTIRE LIFESTYLE AND CAREER DIRECTION.

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riginally from the United Kingdom, Daniel worked as a buying director of a multi-national consumer electronics company. In 2006, a move to Sydney saw Daniel take on the role of managing director for the Australian division of the same company. Last year Daniel and his wife Claire moved to New Zealand, and in November bought an 80-acre farm between Otaki and Levin. Although the pair had no previous agricultural experience, Daniel held an aspiration for pig farming. The following month, the arrival of ten rare breed Devon Large Black piglets

set the foundation for the couple’s free range pig farm. “When we started the farm, I could think of no better name to signify our new direction than to name it after our faithful friend,” said Daniel. “Woody’s Free Range Farm was born.” The farm’s primary stock are free range pigs. “All our pigs are rare heritage breeds and marketed as such,” said Daniel. “We believe it is very important for our customers to know about our livestock breeds and farming practices.” The property, located at the base of the Tararua Ranges, is made up from a diverse array of land types with flat paddocks, rolling hills and steep riverbanks. The Waikawa Stream runs

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through part of the farm. Daniel said although the rainfall is not significant, the farm sometimes experiences mild flooding from the Waikawa Stream. “The rising stream is our greatest problem on the farm as it stops us from reaching the breeding herd on the other side of the stream. “To combat this, we have a flood management plan in place with strategies on feeding and alternative access.” Plenty of hard yards have been put in since buying the farm. The old and damaged boundary fence line has been replaced with thousands of metres of electric fence lines to contain the pigs. A new water system has been installed, animal housing constructed, and farm tracks improved. “We still have a great deal of other improvements to carry out, including building accommodation for guests, a free-range meat chicken paddock, goat fencing, and potentially events facilities.”The farm is run as a paddockto-plate operation, and Daniel manages

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bought in from various suppliers. Daniel also has plans to set aside around 10 acres to grow crops. The pigs are taken to Landmeats in Wanganui for processing and then delivered to a butcher in Otaki where the cuts, cure and ingredients are discussed. “We prepare all cuts of pork from trotters to rib, and from butterfly steaks to rolled belly. “We also produce Manuka-smoked middle and streaky bacon, and specialise in Manuka- smoked, leg-cut gammon steaks.” Woody’s Free Range Farm also produces a range of gluten-free sausages containing over 90 percent of rare breed heritage pork. Every other week Daniel attends the Feilding, and Thorndon farmers’ markets. Plans are

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on the farm, from pig management, to cookery, and corporate days out.” The farm is also open to visits from charities, schools and not for-profit organisations for an interactive experience. “We are hoping to help people to realise that pigs are intelligent animals and we should respect them like we do other animals,” said Daniel.

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owever a change of plans has seen Katey take up training as a shepherd at Otiwhiti Station. And after much encouragement from her employer, Charlie Duncan, she recently took part in the preliminary round of the World Young Shepherds Challenge, earning herself a trip to France to represent New Zealand in the final. Katey grew up on her family’s sheep and beef farm in the backblocks of

Taranaki. Her family own and lease a few blocks around Taranaki, running an overall total of close to 14,400 stock units. Through her secondary education at Stratford High School, Katey geared her subject choices towards pre-requisites for veterinary studies. Work experience at the Eltham Vet Clinic during her school holidays also gave her experience in this field. “It wasn’t until Year 13 that I started second-guessing this choice,” said Katey. “I couldn’t bear the thought of completing five years of high school only to sit in a classroom for another five years.” A large student debt was another disincentive. “I love working with animals and being outdoors so shepherding was the next best thing for me, and I’m really happy I changed my mind,” said Katey. “I do not regret not going to uni at all, plus I’m still studying towards my Diploma in Agriculture now, currently working through level four.” Katey was working as a wool handler in Western Australia when she found out she had an interview, and had been shortlisted as a cadet at Otiwhiti Station. She took up a cadetship at the station in 2013, and this year is continuing her studies whilst also employed as a junior shepherd on Otiwhiti. As a recent recipient of the JD Bashford and Royce Nicholls Agricultural scholarships, Katey has used these to fund her training. Prior to going to Otiwhiti, Katey had no experience around horses and was considered a rookie rider in her first year. Now, after clocking up many miles in the

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year. The acronym is the key, because that FNV designation means that these T4s are designed for orchards, vineyards and narrow spaces where a big openfield tractor can’t go. Orchardists and winemakers need tractors, too,and their sector of the primary industry is a growing one — all the more reason that New Holland’s management are excited about the possibilities for the T4 in New Zealand. But it’s the high power output from a

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Suzuki’s king reigns on by Andy Bryenton

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Sophistication may seem like a fine thing in a brochure, but in the rough and tumble world of farming there’s something to be said for the tried and true approach. Take the no-nonsense old Land Rover Defender for example. The ‘new money’ in rural England might get about in Porsche Cayenne turbos, but when the Lord of the Manor wants to shoot game, he gets out the knobbly-tyred old series 2. Many a fancy machine has been dragged out of the mud here, too, by something more rough around the edges. All of this analogy is leading up to a compliment for the hard-working little 300cc King Quad. You see, it hasn’t been overhauled in a few years now, and the Suzuki R and D boys have a reason for that. Or two. One is the fact that the ruggedly competent 2004 model has been a steady seller with farmers, who tend to vote with their wallets on what is durable and gets the job done. The second is that, in terms of a sweet balance between fuel economy, lightness and agility the King

Quad 300 hits the nail on the head for Kiwi farming conditions. The willing little 280cc mill with it’s single Mikuni carb is not in the domain of rocket science, but it has proven awfully hard to kill. Likewise, the transmission’s addition of a super-low range for bags of pulling power has become a farm favourite. A big hearty reserve of midlow-range torque in general is just what cattle farmers need to navigate muddy fields, and this is what the little Suzuki delivers, making chores like shifting the herd that little bit easier. The King Quad made it’s debut in the early 1990s, and very little has been changed in terms of the basic platform. Indeed, a radical redesign is actively resisted by Suzuki, who have learned the big lesson of the VW Beetle. The original was built from the 1940s up until very recently. It was the national taxicab of Mexico and Brazil, survived in the Amazon and the Sahara — but the new Beetle already looks a bit last century. Suzuki hope that the King Quad — like the DR200 Trojan 2-wheeler — remains evergreen in Kiwi pastures.

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Good things in small packages by Andy Bryenton

Around the world inner city congestion charges, fuel prices and parking issues have seen a huge upswing in popularity for the small car — the kind of vehicle which traditionally sacrifices power for practicality. willing and able to an extent even it’s more weightily endowed predecessor won’t match. Dynamics are the key here — feedback through the steering wheel and pedals, a neat turn-in through the corners, and a spurt of extra power which comes from who-knows-where to carry you past any lumbering left-lane obstacles. You’re left looking at that little engine block — nearly smaller than the battery — and wondering at the wizardry of Ford’s engineers. Because not only is the little Fiesta peppier than many cars with far more iron under the hood, it hasn’t been pared back ‘superleggera’ style to achieve that neat precision of

Which is exactly why Ford’s vision of the road ahead — the fiery little Fiesta Ecoboost S — is such a welcome one. Because rather than build their latest small car down to emissions targets, safety levels and fuel consumption figures, they have put together a small car which is light, nimble and fun to drive. While incidentally ticking all of those previous boxes. Take a drive in the Ecoboost and you’ll swear that it runs primarily on witchcraft. A look at the ultra-frugal 999cc mill with its little turbocharger under the hood simply does not prepare the driver for the pick-up and go of the new Fiesta, which seems

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PASTURE management Soil Matters with Peter Burton

Is science missing the point? Our experience of late is that if data is not from a science fraternity initiated project, collected by trained technicians, and evaluated by scientists with the same belief systems then the information is invalid. Our focus has been on measuring pasture growth rates and Nitrate N under grazed pasture on intensive dairy properties applying total nutrient programmes where fertiliser N for the last 10 years has been almost entirely replaced by increased beneficial fungi and bacteria activity. The measures show that the two monitored properties grow around 30% more total pasture than conventional properties relying on regular applications of fertiliser nitrogen. The measures from the property monitored for Nitrate N indicate that losses are around 30% (70% less) of those from a neighbouring property regularly applying urea.

The concentrations from the biological property are close to the acceptable Ministry for the Environment standard. An independent performance analysis of these properties stated: “Based on the 2011–12 season it appears the Biological farm had an advantage over the Conventional farm in all areas analysed. The Biological farm had a lower stocking rate and grew more pasture per hectare therefore had a reduced reliance on grazing off and applying nitrogen … It also had a significantly smaller environmental footprint in terms of nitrogen leached from the farm and nitrate concentration in groundwater. Nitrogen conversion efficiency was also elevated’.

Both properties produced in excess of 1300kg milksolids per hectare. The Biological property grew 19,300kg DM/ha based on Overseer, while the Conventional property grew 14,800kg DM/ha based on the same model. We’ve been told that the Overseer figures for pasture grown are not accurate, however, with regular upgrades we’re confident they will be become increasingly precise. Overseer was never developed as a regulatory tool, but with standards rapidly becoming tighter a useful model is required. A single analysis of one season isn’t proof but its only one part of the jigsaw. It’s easy to dismiss the validity of any single piece of data that has been shared however when viewed collectively the independent report makes sense. The science approach to date has been to ask for the analysis of the inputs so judgement may be passed on the likely outcome. The resultant finding has been that any improvement can be attributed to better management. The refusal of the scientists we’ve approached recently to become involved in any part of the monitoring process is based on analysis of the inputs. Because current models don’t explain the performance it is deemed there is nothing worth investigating.

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Science is about measuring, and in order to measure firstly there has to be observation. With the refusal to be involved in that part of the exercise the decision to dismiss is sound, but what if there is something of value. Our work over the last thirty years has been based on observation first and foremost and reworking our understanding to incorporate fresh information before measuring to see if the effect is real. The demand that New Zealand lessens its reliance on fertiliser nitrogen is gaining momentum. Local body authorities would like this issue sorted and because so much groundwork has already been done cooperation with the science fraternity could quite quickly ascertain whether a biological approach to this problem has genuine merit. For more information contact Peter on 0800 843 809. “When magnesium inputs are required, Golden Bay Dolomite provides the simplest and most effective option.” call 0800 4 Dolomite

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If you want extra weight on your livestock, you’ll need to protect the clover in your pasture with Pulsar®. Pulsar is the selective, post-emergent herbicide that controls a wide range of broadleaf weeds and phenoxy-resistant thistles but, unlike some other herbicides, Pulsar is really soft on clover. It’s also easy to use, with no pre-grazing required. With the combined power of two active ingredients, MCPB and bentazone, Pulsar is now the only herbicide you’ll need on new pasture this season. That’s very cost effective!

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Win the battle for greener pastures With spring well and truly here, farmers are turning their attention to raising a bountiful crop of grass to fuel milk production. It’s all about maximising that all important DM or dry mass (pasture minus water) — the crucial tonnage of feed which keeps the herd healthy and productive. But green pastures have many enemies, and this time of year it’s time to take the offensive to these pests, guaranteeing good pasture growth. Pests take two major forms — insects and weeds. Weeds can be insidious — many were in fact introduced species, and still flourish in country gardens, spreading their seeds via wind and birds to ruin paddocks. Knowing how weeds such as gorse, thistle and ragwort spread is key to eliminating these plant pests from your pastures. As well as being windblown or carried by water, the seeds of noxious plants can also sometimes be found amongst benign grass seed — check the certification of any seed you’re planting to make sure it’s weed free. Another vector pertinent this time of year is the very machinery used to destroy weeds. The tractors, harrows and rollers visiting your land may be carrying weed seeds in like the old ‘trojan horse’. To stop weeds, take care of the land from the ground up. Cultivate with deep tines and harrows to aerate the soil, then seed a certified weed-free, hardy form of grass appropriate to the moisture content and drainage of your pasture. Pugged paddocks won’t grow the best crop, so the roller may come into play as well, before nitrogen is spread for maximum soil fertility. Regular grazing throughout the season and the year helps too — your herd can do their part by nipping some of those shoots literally

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in the bud, and by preventing overgrowth. Insect pests, such as weevils (these attack clover, and as such are high on the hit-list), grass grubs, army worms and the like are also best managed by taking care of the pasture from a ‘grass roots’ level. Chemicals can be effectively used to quash infestations, but even better is the more natural approach as practised since the middle ages. Consider planting a ‘break crop’, especially in summer. Valuable dry mass for feed can be gained from, for example, a turnip crop in summer, breaking the pest’s life cycle by depriving it of its favourite food — and as a bonus, alternative cropping and rotation of the paddock has been proven to help reduce pugging damage and fix soil nutrients.

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A farming view of policies The Green Party election plank that all farmers must fence off rivers, lakes, waterways and wetlands from stock with a buffer zone for vegetation by mid-2017, and the way their policy is worded, would seem to suggest farmers are the biggest polluters in the country. In actual fact, the overwhelming majority of farmers are hugely conscious of the health of waterways and the land. It is good to see Fonterra’s defence that their dairy farmer members now have 95% total stock exclusion from waterways, with more than 23,000 kilometres of fencing and planting complete. The Labour Party and the Greens believe all New Zealand rivers should be clean enough to swim in, not just clean enough to dip your toe in. Well, Northland’s tidal Northern Wairoa River could be very challenging for them if they try and change its reputation of being “the upside down

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river” due to its muddy silt nature. Still on water issues, their proposed policy of charging irrigation users for the water they use is a matter for some debate. In the majority of cases, freshwater flows from its catchments into the open sea and the general public benefits from the fact that irrigation users contribute to New Zealand’s economic sustainability by way of paying taxes and compliance fees, which would surely decline if the viability of irrigating productive farm land was made uneconomic. Dairying in the South Island has made a huge contribution to the New Zealand dairy industry and from farmers reinvesting in their communities. We should all remember the story of the goose that laid the golden egg and what happened to the goose after someone had the bright idea of killing the goose with the idea of grabbing more golden eggs. The Labour Party’s Capital Gains Tax and the fumbling of David Cunliffe in explaining this policy has not helped Labour’s cause. New Zealand already has income tax legislation which has detailed and complex provisions bringing many gains into the tax net. This was introduced progressively to counter the situation whereby land developers and builders became, in effect, untaxed occupations. In broad terms, we tax gains on the sale of land acquired with an intention of resale, gains made by land dealers, developers and builders and gains arising from the rezoning, subdivision or development of land. There are exceptions for private residences, business premises and

farmland. In short profit or gains from the sale of property where the taxpayer is a dealer in such property is already taxable. As a farmer, after listening to some politicians in this election, I get the clear impression that these politicians believe that tax revenue should be increased and the net be spread more widely into New Zealand’s farming industry which is the backbone of the economy. Farmers live with great uncertainty. On one hand we are encouraged to produce more. We are told that China has the capacity to take all of our dairy produce and that our incomes will continue on the up and up. We are well aware that our fortunes can change dramatically as they are currently doing, with Fonterra’s huge reduction in payout performance this current season and the Westland Dairy Company revealing its payout forecast well below Fonterra’s forecast. History has provided some very valuable lessons. Some of us can remember the then Dairy Board chairman Jim Graham telling dairy farmers that they would receive a record payout, only to have he and his Board later encouraging dairy farmers to take up a subsidy to reduce cow numbers because of a dairy surplus world-wide. We New Zealanders sometimes bemoan our lot, but when we look at the rest of the world currently in the turmoil of revolutions, wars and anarchy, we have got a lot to be thankful for. That includes electoral choice and it behoves the rural voter to look closely at policies which affect their livelihoods, as well as the nation’s bank balance.

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Pay attention to young stock Honing the genetics of dairy cows only goes so far in raising a healthy productive milking herd. The impact of the external environment can temper the best genetic make-up. Hence regardless of exemplary breeding efforts, events encountered early in life (including pre-birth) can have short and long-term consequences which will influence an individual animal’s predisposition to disease, its resilience combating disease, growth patterns, fertility and milk production. Scientists studying early development in animals, humans and agriculture refer to this as ‘epigenetics’ and it presents the opportunity to change what we might have considered to be hardwired. For example, factors such as nutrition (how much an animal eats, what its mother eats when in-calf, what it eats in the early growth stages to a yearling) and mating weights can affect how

effective and efficient that animal will be at converting feed to milk throughout its entire lifetime. It can affect ability to get in-calf, length of gestation, and the health of its offspring. This translates to treating your girls well and paying particular attention to them when they’re young, when they are mated and when they’re in-calf. Therefore farmers who are able to exercise control over the nutrition of their cattle and track target weights for mating have the potential to reap long-term rewards. These rewards will include better milk production and disease resistance and may even carry over positive effects which flow on to the next generation of milkers.

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Discrim nation Discrim nation NZ: A bicultural nation?

There was a time when New Zealand was predominantly made of just two cultures – Maori and European. We were bicultural and we took faltering first steps to make it work. But bicultural is not who we are any more. Who we are is a nation of peoples from all over the globe. Maori. Europe. Asia. Africa. The Pacific Islands. Australia. The Americas. We all call New Zealand home – the place where we raise our families, where we watch our kids play sport, where we work and vote and try our best to do right by each other. New Zealand is our country. We are a multicultural nation of equals.

Stuck in the past?

How do we honour New Zealand’s historical past without being continually defined by it? How do we shape a better future? There are no easy answers. But fundamentally, we must live by the principle of equality that underpins all human rights and underlies the Treaty of Waitangi: “he iwi tahi tatou – we are now one people.”

The Maori seats

New Zealand’s Parliament contains a number of seats reserved especially for people of Maori descent. These seats guaranteed Maori a direct voice in Parliament. The Maori seats were first introduced in 1867 and for good reasons. Despite the Treaty promising full equality in terms of the rights, privileges and duties of citizenship, the land ownership requirements of the day denied many men – both Maori and European – the right to vote. To address this, protected Maori seats were created as a temporary measure to give parliamentary representation to Maori men until they were able to vote on the common roll. Although full voting rights for men were

granted in 1879 and for women in 1893 – giving all New Zealanders of age equal rights to vote – the reserved Maori seats were retained.

Parliament, a law change is needed to abolish the Maori seats and establish a common electoral roll.

This continues even though Maori representation in Parliament now disproportionately exceeds their relative national population.

The process must involve every voter – not just those who enjoy the present constitutional privilege.

Unintended discrimination

Only if enough New Zealanders help persuade politicians that doing so is in the best interests of the country, and that our future must be ‘One people. One nation. Together.’

As a result, the seats that once preserved equality are now a form of discrimination based on race. By reserving this privilege for Maori alone, it suggests that one race is worthy of more consideration than all the others. As New Zealanders, do we truly believe this is right?

The Royal Commission

To ensure that our Parliamentary system provides fair and effective representation for all New Zealanders, the 1986 Royal Commission on the Electoral System made a series of recommendations. In their report “Towards a Better Democracy” the Commission recommended our First Past the Post voting system be replaced with MixedMember Proportional representation, or MMP. They also proposed that the Maori seats and the Maori electoral roll be abolished on the basis that separatism is not the answer to Maori advancement. Equality is. Their recommendation was ignored.

One people

The time has come to reshape things to reflect the many races-one people-all equal nature of our nation. If we want that change, one common electoral roll for all is an essential starting point.

Where to from here?

To move forward, we must convince our politicians that during the next term of

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