Ballance Agri-Nutrients - Latest News [Page 2]

Collaboration key to sustainable future

Monday, 19 December 2016, 3:29 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Nuffield scholar Rebecca Hyde is aiming to simplify sustainability for Kiwi farmers and find ways to promote greater industry collaboration to benefit agriculture. More >>

Effort in gets best nitrogen reports out

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:14 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

As dairy farms’ nitrogen reports start hitting letterboxes for last season, farmers are being encouraged to put as much effort into this season’s recording as they do into producing milk. More >>

Safer skies and better sustainability for topdressing

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:35 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

An award winning development in aerial topdressing is making it safer for pilots to navigate one of the world’s most dangerous professions while improving on-farm sustainability. More >>

Warm, wet and worrying for facial eczema

Monday, 21 November 2016, 1:44 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

With NIWA’s seasonal weather outlook through to December signalling warm, wet conditions across the North Island, farmers are being encouraged to include preventive measures against facial eczema in their summer farm management plans. More >>

Uncertain future for RPR

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 12:44 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Political, economic and social instability in South America and North Africa is making it increasingly difficult for New Zealand farmers to get their hands on in-spec reactive phosphate rock (RPR). More >>

Fast track fertiliser from new Ballance Huntly store

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:47 am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Safety, efficiency and sustainability are the key features of Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ new Huntly service centre, which promises to deliver faster service, better access and close-to-home convenience for local customers. Ballance has invested over three ... More >>

Making a career in New Zealand’s economic backbone

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 12:25 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

On any given day you’ll find Scott Cameron advising his clients on matters of finance, sustainability, human resources, pasture management and more, with no two workdays being the same. More >>

Stopping the rain from washing away dairy farmers’ profits

Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:00 am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Dairy farmers who have been experiencing wet weather could be facing unexpected soil nutrient loss due to a common misconception about how urea fertiliser behaves when soils are moist from previous rainfall events. This misconception is based on a common ... More >>

From fert to food and back again

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 1:40 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

It’s six years since soil scientist Jamie Blennerhassett left his day job to set up an ambitious gourmet food market in Mount Maunganui. Now he’s returned to his scientific roots, bringing with him commercial acumen honed at the helm of Nosh, ... More >>

Eight candidates contesting two seats on Ballance Board

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 4:48 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

A strong field of eight candidates is contesting two vacancies in Ballance Agri-Nutrients North Island director elections this year as the co-operative moves to its new two ward voting system. More >>

Soil scholar searching for hill country answers

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:32 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

An innate curiosity for ‘why things happen’ made Lincoln University PhD candidate Amy Whitley a natural fit for scientific research. Now she’s using that curiosity to improve New Zealand’s soils and raise the productivity of low fertility land ... More >>

Ballance scholarships open door to bright futures

Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:59 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

The Ballance scholarship programme is opening the door to our country’s best and brightest, offering a financial boost to students who want to help shape the future of one of New Zealand’s most important and profitable sectors. For the first time ... More >>

Ballance writes off Kapuni upgrade scoping costs

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 9:42 am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ has written off $13.3 million in scoping costs associated with a potential upgrade of the farm nutrient co-operative’s ammonia urea plant in Kapuni, Taranaki. Following an earlier write-down of $5.5 million for exploratory ... More >>

$30 million cash injection from Ballance rebate

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:19 am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

$30 million cash injection from Ballance rebate Results at a glance Total distribution to shareholders of $30 million ($76 million last year) Rebate payment of $25 per tonne ($55.83 last year) Total revenue of $837 million ($893 million last year) Gross ... More >>

Ballance gears up to support farmers working within limits

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 9:24 am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has formed a specialist Farm Sustainability Services team as it gears up to meet the growing need for nutrient budgeting services and farm environmental plans as farmers adjust to working within environmental limits. More >>

Navigating farming change requires wisdom and knowledge

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:09 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients CEO Mark Wynne has stressed the importance of science and research to support policy decisions around farming sustainability. Speaking at the Ballance Farm Environment Award’s sustainability showcase last night, Mr Wynne ... More >>

Fert price drop goes some way to relieving pressure

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 3:49 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrient’s latest round of price drops will go some way to relieving pressure on farmers looking to make the most of home-grown feed this season. The farm nutrient co-operative announced a significant reduction in key products including ... More >>

Expect more gains in nutrient management says Ballance

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:41 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is confident that Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord targets around nutrient data collection and efficiency reporting will continue to lift as more farmers understand the direct benefits to their farms and their OVERSEER® nutrient ... More >>

Considering more days in milk?

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:51 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

28 April 2016 Considering more days in milk? After a tough season many dairy farmers may be considering extending the milking period of their cows to create more cashflow. For farmers in a position to do so, keeping cows in milk for an extended period can ... More >>

Time to guard against costly nutritional deficits

Monday, 11 April 2016, 12:39 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Time to guard against costly nutritional deficits A small investment in autumn feed testing can be good insurance against mineral deficiencies in dairy and beef cows that can lead to low growth rates and poor milk yields. Winter feeds like fodder ... More >>