General News

October, 2017

More digital farm input welcomed

Agritech leaders welcome AgResearch's intention to prepare agriculture for the digital future.

This will allow NZ to stay ahead of the game as an exporter through system wide analysis and testing of beneficial tools.

An overarching research group has the potential to pull together a somewhat scattered technology industry, still in its early days of maturity!


August 2017

Is there a 'best' milking frequency for NZ farms?

The 2016 winner of the DairyNZ Dairy Consultant of the Year Award, Brent Boyce, has recently completed a paper funded by Farmax and DairyNZ through prize money.

His project aimed to determine...


June 2017

Farmax Scholarship investigates lucerne growth

Each year, Farmax awards a scholarship to a student from Lincoln University, and for the 2017 award we are pleased to be supporting Georgia King.

Georgia is...


June 2017

Best Business Practice Farm Management

Farm businesses in New Zealand now have substantial amounts of capital invested. Yet there seems to be a disparity in how many farms use information and metrics to assess and control...


24th November 2016

Farmers proactive in meeting minimum wage requirements

Farmers are being proactive to ensure they remain compliant with minimum wage laws in New Zealand and still effectively manage costs on their dairy farms, a recent study...


2nd March 2016

First Farm Data Code of Practice accreditations give farmers certainty

The first accreditations have been approved for the Farm Data Code of Practice, one of three initiatives that ensure farm data is stored and shared in the most secure way...


20th January 2016

Reducing environmental footprint could reduce farm values

Farmax 2015 Dairy Consultant of the Year Phil Journeaux has recently completed a study that shows reducing farming’s environmental footprint in New Zealand will. . .


2nd June 2015

NZ pasture systems research earns students $10,000 in prize money

Two agricultural science students have just been awarded a combined total of $10,000 by pastoral management software company FARMAX...


30th April 2015

Ministerial support key at pastoral ag conference

Minister for Primary Industries Hon. Nathan Guy has opened the annual Farmax conference in Wellington this morning, talking about the key elements of New Zealand's agricultural industry that will help double the value of New Zealand exports...


13th April 2015

Farmax files reach the cloud

Monitoring pasture data the Farmax way is being revolutionised, thanks to the release of Farmax Generation 7 to the company’s nearly 2000 clients over the next few months...


27th November, 2014

Farmax Massey and Lincoln scholarships open

Pastoral management software company Farmax has announced it will offer a Massey University student a $5000 scholarship in an effort to encourage post graduate research that will benefit agriculture in New Zealand...


7th October, 2014

Farmax and Ag Hub team up

Ag Hub has teamed up with Farmax to provide customers with access to pasture cover measurements across both programs. Pasture cover measurements recorded by the Farmax package or its standalone Feed Wedge tool can now be automatically sent to Ag Hub to provide online reports of pasture covers and paddock performance...


21st October, 2013

Farmax offers farmers the power of bespoke pasture growth forecasts

Farmax is the first company to offer sheep, beef and dairy farmers the ability to harness the power of the industry’s newly launched Pasture Growth Forecaster database at a more detailed level. Farmax has launched a service called My Forecast where farmers provide the address of their property to get customised short-, medium- and long-term pasture growth forecasts specific to their own farming operation...


23rd September, 2013

Farmax, Cashmanager Rural integration provides return to farmers

A new partnership between leading farm management software providers Farmax and Cashmanager Rural has given sheep and beef farmers the ability to share data quickly and easily between the two programs. The integration eliminates the need for double-entry of livestock information, saving farmers time and providing greater data accuracy...


17th September, 2013

Decade of farm analysis and planning adds $425 million to pastoral industry

This month New Zealand’s leading supplier of decision support tools for the pastoral industry – Farmax – is celebrating its tenth year of helping farmers turn grass into profit. General Manager, Gavin McEwen, said the milestone caused the company to take stock of the impact it has helped make on New Zealand’s pastoral farming industry over the past decade...


13th September, 2013

Rural consultants aim to lift New Zealand farming productivity

New Zealand’s top rural consultants and agri-business professionals will tackle the big issue of how the industry can do more to help New Zealand’s pastoral farmers lift productivity, when they come together in November for the Farmax Consultants’ Conference in Rotorua and Christchurch...


20th August, 2013

Farmax announces recipient of inaugural Lincoln scholarship  

Second year Lincoln University PhD student, Geoffrey Smith, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Farmax to advance his research into the strategic use of the drought-tolerant species lucerne as an alternative or complementary forage to ryegrass for Canterbury dairy farms...


1st August, 2013

Farmers helping farmers in Rangitikei

Results from the first year of a unique farm extension project will soon to be released and could transform on-farm decision making for beef farmers in the Rangitikei region. Hunterville couple Rebecca and Dave Warburton have spent the past 12 months working with Beef + Lamb New Zealand to trial BRIG, or Beef Returns Improvement Group...


13th June, 2013

Informed, proactive decision making during drought will pay off

Cutting cattle numbers by a total of 59 percent and sheep by 30 percent by March during this season’s big dry may seem brutal, but it was a proactive decision based on sound figures, which has given Paul Dearden confidence heading into winter and lambing. The Waipukurau sheep and beef farmer says regularly monitoring the situation and making timely decisions based on accurate figures was crucial in trying to minimise the cost of the drought to his farming business...


24th January, 2013

Farmax announces $5000 Lincoln University post-grad research scholarship

Pastoral management software company, Farmax, announced today that it will provide one Lincoln University post-graduate researcher a $5000 scholarship in 2013. The scholarship is open to all people eligible to perform postgraduate research at Lincoln University in Canterbury whose research project will utilise Farmax software products...



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