Oceania Dairy injects $400m in factory

Oceania Dairy has undertaken a major expansion including a new UHT plant, infant formula canning line, blending ...

South Canterbury based Oceania Dairy has completed stage two of its $600 million Glenavy site.

'More farmers need to talk'

Dairy farm manager Joshua Monks says more work needs to be done to encourage people to talk about depression.

Overcoming isolation of working on rural properties and businesses can help farmers deal with depression.

Farmers need to know the score

DairyNZ Animal Husbandry Extension Specialist Murray Holt discusses body condition scoring during a workshop in Warea, ...

Do you know the body condition scores in your herd? It's time you did, says DairyNZ's Murray Holt.

Adventure guide is top dairy farmer

The winners of the Canterbury-North Otago Dairy Industry Awards. From left are Kerry Higgins, Christopher and Siobhan ...

A former adventure tour guide, teacher and security guard have won big in the Canterbury-North Otago dairy awards.

Hit the refresh button for water

Too little credit is given to the environmental enhancement work being undertaken by farmers.

Too much of the debate around water quality is emotionally and politically driven.

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

Family plants 17,000 trees on farm

Charlie and Helen Lea of Cambridge are the supreme winner of the Waikato Farm Environment Awards.

Waikato's top environmental farmers are Charlie and Helen Lea.

Boarding allowances not enough

Shelley Dew-Hopkins believes urban and rural teenagers need the same access to secondary school.

Rural parents have until the end of this month to get their views in on boarding allowances.

Butter, a rich history

Anchor butter, made right here in New Zealand.

Butter is believed to hark back to the Neolithic era, though the exact circumstances of its discovery are unknown.

Milking NZ for a good future

Ramandeep Kaur and Navdeep Kumar are managing a dairy farm at Reporoa and have high career hopes for the future.

Dairy farming in the Waikato is very different dairying in rural India for migrant Navdeep Kumar.

A future with fewer cows

The Vivid report is more subtle than simply recommending a cow cull.

OPINION: Remember, change can come quickly - it happened to sheep farmers.

Milk overkill? I don't think so

The proceeds Fonterra makes from milk powder help underpin the cooperative and make investments into the value added market.

Lyn Webster disagrees with experts who reckon we need to stop producing so much milk.

Fonterra to test for palm kernel

Fonterra will roll out nationwide testing for the use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) from April.

Dairy co-op set to roll out nationwide testing for palm kernel use from April.

Fonterra farmers more resilient video

Fonterra's result came on the heels of a rebound in global dairy prices.

NZ's biggest company sees 6-month profit rise 2 per cent to $418 million.

Good comes from bobby calf scheme

AFFCO is offering its Bobby Calf Cash for Schools programme again.

Affco is giving farmers an opportunity to create a positive result from bobby calves.

Fail or pass for NZ environment

Professor Ralph Sims Director of the Centre for Energy Research at Massey University says New Zealand had a fail in the ...

Farmers have opposing views to environmentalists on an OECD report.

1.2 million milking sheep in France

At the Sheep Milk NZ Conference were guest speakers from France, Gilles Fregeat and Marion Benoit, who have co-authored ...

France's 1.2 million milking sheep compares with the New Zealand flock of 33,000.

World dairy prices lift

Prices fell 6 per cent at the previous auction two weeks ago.

After two consecutive drops, world dairy prices rise slightly at the GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Time to tax dairy emissions?

A new cross-party report suggests emission charges for agriculture will be key to achieving a zero-emissions economy. (FILE)

Herd cuts and renewed calls for a tax on dairy emissions among recommendations for zero-carbon future.

Cow numbers must drop to hit emissions target

New Zealand's access to renewable energy makes a big difference in the net-zero emission strategy.

"Choices have to be made, we can have more cows or a clean environment, not both,"

MVM appeal for rental accommodation

Construction work at the Mataura Valley Milk plant at McNab is on schedule.

300 workers expected to be working at new dairy plant by Christmas.

Portion of prime land bought

Six of the eight land titles that made up the Jury family farm in Omata have been sold.

Its former owner said it could become the next Palm Springs and now it has been sold.

Opening a dialogue with dairy farm owners

The declining number of 50:50 sharemilking jobs on offer has prompted Waikato Federated Farmers to host meetings with ...

Waikato Federated Farmers are hosting meetings to understand why farm owners are no longer offering the sharemilking jobs they once did.

Owl Farm upgrade call a year away

A decision on the future farm system used by Owl Farm will be made in 2018.

It will be a year before any decision is made on the future farm system at Owl Farm.

Growing taste for sheep milk

Sheep milk being made into paneer cheese.

More people trying sheep milk products and more producers in New Zealand.

Low leaching bonus from fodder beet

Marlborough Sounds dairy farmers Sam, left, and Paul Todd have invested in fodder beet as a winter supplement crop.

Trial and error growing fodder beet finds rewards outweigh losses, says dairy farmer

How now brown cow

Rai Valley jersey cow breeder Steven Leov, with his prize winning bull, Koroglen Glenmorangi, or Glen.

Champion jersey bull enjoys the limelight

Fonterra farmers volunteer in Sri Lanka

West Otago dairy farmer Marloes Levelink in a workshop with Sri Lankan farming women during International Women's Day.

West Otago dairy farmer Marloes Levelink shared her knowledge with Sri Lankan dairy farmers.

FEP workshop appreciated by farmers

James Hoburn of Beef +Lamb New Zealand conducts a farm environment plan workshop at the Woodbury Hall for a bunch of ...

A group of South Canterbury farmers gets together to take part in a farm environment plan workshop.

Dairy cow empty rates spike after wet spring

Although spring and early summer produced plenty of grass, it was low in energy, vets say.

Wet weather has exposed flaws in dairying "best practice" and contributed to a spike in empty rates, says a Waikato vet.

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