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Mick O’Callaghan faces many challenges on his sheep and beef farm in the Central Otago High Country. At 500 metres altitude he deals with climatic extremes, seeing both droughts and snow. During the height of the summer, most days will crack 30 degrees, combined with strong westerly winds, it’s a recipe for the ‘big dry’ and in..

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Canterbury’s rural primary schools have been given a welcome boost to resources, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd. Farmers throughout New Zealand are invited to support Hatuma’s ‘Growing Minds’ fund by nominating a school and in return Hatuma donates money from the fund to that school. It’s..

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  Switching to Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® a quarter of a century ago is proving that early birds really do get more worms for Central North Island deer farmer, Murray Matuschka. Murray owns Kitenui Deer Farm, at Wairakei near Taupo where he has 600 deer on his 187 hectare property. He also operates a safari park,..

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  Farming in a drought prone area poses its challenges for Wairarapa farmer Jim Alpe, but he says Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® keeps his soil healthy and has significantly improved pasture quality and crop yields. Jim owns a farm near Martinborough and also is a working Director in an agricultural contracting business, Colton Brothers, which specialises..

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A group of South Island farmers have rallied together to improve their environmental practises and protect their land and waterways. Environment Canterbury (ECAN) has declared the Upper Waitaki region a red zone because the nutrient levels in the Ahuriri River are too high. At a farm field day organised by fertiliser and lime company, Hatuma..

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Continuing our series of videos with Dr Morgan Williams, we discuss some practical steps towards building a resilient sustainable business. Morgan Williams interview question 7 from Catalyst Creative on Vimeo.

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Smart business are becoming much more holistic in their thinking.

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We continue our series of video interviews with Dr Morgan Williams, asking how trends in farm management have affected agricultural research. Morgan Williams interview question 5 from Catalyst Creative on Vimeo.

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The latest in our ongoing series of videos, discussing New Zealand agriculture with Dr Morgan Williams. Morgan Williams interview question 4 from Catalyst Creative on Vimeo.

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Part two in a series of clips we made a little while back, talking to Dr Morgan Williams about the ‘big picture’ in NZ agriculture. In this clip, Dr Williams discusses whether industry leaders are starting to see the future of agriculture in a different light.

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