Sometimes you need to chat with someone who gets your issues, someone who’s been there before.

Rural Support Trusts have local, rural people who know from experience that pressures can mount up. Our networks and training can help with all kinds of situations, and help you get through your current challenges.

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Getting through a dry spell

We all know that droughts can be long and relentless.  Look after yourself, family, employees and keep an eye on your neighbours.

Talk to trusted advisors and those who have survived this before, and make use of the help or support offered. The drought has been affecting Northland for some time and this is stressful while we wait for rain

Talk to your local stock agent.  Book as early as possible; space at meat plants remains tight due to the COVID-19 disruption with shipping and markets.

In many regions, drought and the effects of COVID-19 have combined to create feed pressure for farmers.  Now is the time to seek help and plan for the next few months. If buying feed - act early. Order supplementary feed now while some is available.

Latest National News

Searching for Surplus Feed

Searching for Surplus Feed

Searching for Surplus Feed 

If you feel you have more than enough feed on hand to manage your own feed needs through till spring, it would be great if you would consider making it available for sale to farmers in areas that are experiencing drought conditionshttps://www.mpi.govt.nz/

May 18, 2022 0 Comments
Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Have your say The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has reviewed the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle. It determined the code requires amendments to incorporate: advances in animal welfare science updates to dairy cattle farming systems and management practices changing views and expectations by the New Zealand public. NAWAC is seeking...
May 16, 2022 0 Comments
Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers. 

May 16, 2022 0 Comments
Volcanic Hazards on and around Mt Ruapehu

Volcanic Hazards on and around Mt Ruapehu

If Ruapehu erupts, what are the potential volcanic hazards it would generate, and how far might they travel?

May 16, 2022 0 Comments
Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

The nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will take place on Sunday 22 May 2022 between 6pm and 7pm.

The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is a necessary part of making sure the system works well. 

May 15, 2022 0 Comments
Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

The New Zealand Dairy industry is desperate for more workers this season.

Tim Mackle from DairyNZ spoke to Seven Sharp about why you should go dairying.

May 15, 2022 0 Comments

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