A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF FARM DOGS

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF FARM DOGS

In the modern era, when we think of farm dogs, we tend to think of medium to large dogs that specialise in herding livestock, particularly sheep. But in the past, dogs of all breeds and shapes and sizes were to be found on farms. In fact, almost all dog breeds were...
THREE KEY TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE DAIRY INDUSTRY

THREE KEY TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE DAIRY INDUSTRY

It is sometimes said that there have been 3 agricultural revolutions or trends. The first was the adoption of modern agriculture in the 18th Century which involved the application of scientific principles, such as crop rotation, to dramatically increase yields. The...
AGRICULTURE IN NEW ZEALAND – WHAT MAKES IT TICK?

AGRICULTURE IN NEW ZEALAND – WHAT MAKES IT TICK?

Farm Zone spoke to Ben Dolbear – a technical specialist with Bright Seeds – to hear his views on agriculture in New Zealand following a recent month-long visit to the country.  Farm Zone: Why did you visit New Zealand?  Ben Dolbear: As an agriculturalist, I’ve always...