Category: Rural

New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ provide practical guidance on how to manage several sheep shearing risks.

Farmers who shear thousands of sheep each year are at high risk of injury. However, with the correct techniques, fitness and equipment care there are ways to manage the risks says New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd. A lot of sheep shearing accidents occur due to inadequate technique when handling sheep or using poorly kept equipment. “People who do not have enough practical experience in handling sheep should be trained and

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Safe use of tractors with New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd.

If you work with farm tractors, it’s vitally important to know of the risks they pose and to know how to effectively eliminate or minimise those risks says New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ. On average, six to seven farmers are killed every year in New Zealand farms while using tractors. and many hundreds more have been seriously injured due to improper use. As farm health and safety professionals, AgSafe share some important tips

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Training helps keep everyone on the farm safe says New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd.

Regular and accurate training is key in keeping everyone on your farm safe says New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ. “As an employer you must have a training process in place or supervise employees so they can do their work in a safe way,” says Jim Findlay, Rural Consultant for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd. The employer or managers of the workplace have a responsibility to inform people doing work about the hazards of the

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Increasing fertiliser nitrogen price shows how important it is to go biological with clover says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Waikato-based Soil Scientist Gordon Rajendram PhD is considered one of New Zealand’s experts in soil fertility. He is committed to helping New Zealand farmers get the most out of their soil so that their farm can work more proficiently, be sustainable while still increasing the farm profitability. Dr Gordon Rajendram worked at AgResearch, Ruakura Research Centre, Hamilton.  He has developed two fields of calibrated soil tests (N & S) which are used for agronomic advice

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Tips for safe cattle handling with New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd.

Handling cattle the right way makes them calmer and safer says New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ. Every year, on New Zealand Farms many people are hurt by cattle, mostly when cattle kick or crush them. Additionally, according to WorkSafe, some suffer serious injuries, like broken bones, and people have been killed. Cattle have minds of their own, have a massive weight advantage and can move unexpectedly quick, especially if they are agitated. It

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Creating a healthy and safe rural work environment starts with leadership says New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ.

We all want a healthy and safe workplace, but to get complete buy in from everyone involved it takes leaders to set and maintain the standard. New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd shares some tips on making health and safety a priority in your business. Health and safety doesn’t just happen on it’s own. Thinking that everyone will be responsible to ‘do the right thing’ will not reduce the number of

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