SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

NZ's clean green fallacy

Angler and freshwater advocate, Dave Witherow, says the decline in freshwater  quality mirrors the rise in intensive ...

 It's not exclusively dairy farming - but the industry is a major part of why our waterways are so dirty, says Dave Witherow.

Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

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Phil Cantwell comes from a sheep and beef farming background but made ...

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Good genes tops good looks for bulls

An angus bull at this year's evaluation unit. Forbes and Angus Cameron have  a bull at the unit.

Choosing a bull is It is more about their genes than their good looks.

Sharing effluent management ideas

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Cows come close to eat the grass on a dark overcast day in ...

New waste management system was expensive at first, but it has realised many benefits, says farmer.

Mild winter please - dairy farmers

James Stewart says farmers are more relaxed following the rise in global milk prices.

Dairy farmers are gunning for a mild winter after a pleasing global dairy auction result.

Farmers face big costs in plan change

It is likely farmers will face substantial costs under the current plan change one proposal for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Cost of consent will outweigh cost of monitoring in Healthy Rivers plan, say Waikato farmers.

Our accidental chemical weapon video

Tracey and David Clark were rushed to hospital on Monday after inhaling a potentially lethal gas released when two ...

They were giving their milking shed a routine clean. But an innocent mistake turned a normal day into a toxic nightmare.

Water users face new regime with trepidation

Lake Opuha is 100 per cent per cent full, after a period when inflows were higher than outflows.

Ecan is reviewing minimum flow and potential water allocation restrictions in the Fairlie Basin. This is making some water users nervous.

Making better NZ butter

Golden and creamy, the notion of butter as more than a commodity has spread over the past 4-5 years.

The vision of New Zealand's butter being the world's best is spreading.

NZ farmers feel the love worldwide

James Stewart  Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president says farmers are working hard but are frustrated.

People around the world love New Zealand's food integrity and quality, says James Stewart.

World Wide Sires sales booming

Hank Lina: Breeding worth tends to be the currency for dairy breeding in this country but it's not the only way to judge ...

Sales for importer of US dairy genetics World Wide Sires New Zealand (WWSNZ) are booming and interest in genetic options increases.

Diverse farm wins environment award

Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners Peter and Nicola Carver.

Ohangai sheep, beef and dairy farmers Peter and Nicola Carver have won the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

FE on rise even with rain and cool

Facial eczema spore counts have risen.  This cow is showing extreme clinical facial eczema  impacts.


Facial eczema spores on rise in spite of rain and cool temperatures.

Dairy finalists judging underway soon

Judging is about to start for regional dairy farmer winners

Judging of dairy farmer regional winners about to start for national awards.

Manawatu dairy women talk about budgeting

Build your budget workshop. Dairy Women's Networks, Manawatu convenor Lisa Hicks (left) and workshop facilitator Jodie ...

Manawatu farmers, sharemilkers and contract milkers learn why it is important to do the year ahead's budget.

Indoor cows need extra care

Jonathan Verkerk and farm manager Mark Brocket with the farm???s ???umbilical??? Slurry Kat designed in Northern Ireland ...

Farmers who move cows indoors take on a big animal welfare responsibility.

Share farmers of the year share their advice

Share farmers of the year Tracy and Russell Bouma with DairyNZ South Otago consulting officer Guy Michaels.

The Southland/Otago Share Farmers of the Year are heading north.

Dairy trainee keen on the industry

Southland/Otago dairy trainee of the year Ben Mclean.

Southland/Otago dairy trainee of the year sees opportunities in the industry.

Scottish lass embraces NZ opportunties

Southland/Otago dairy manager of the year Ann Linton.

Ann Linton moved to NZ and joined the dairy industry for the opportunity to progress.

Southlander a top dairy woman

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year finalist Jolene Germann.

Dairy consultant Jolene Germann is a finalist for the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.

Synlait poised for big infant formula move

The Synlait Infant Nutritional Plant, at Rakaia.

Synlait is about to become the dominant New Zealand producer of infant formula, Keith Woodford says.

Model's the problem, not farmers

A recent television programme, The Price of Milk, went behind the scenes on two dairy farms.

OPINION: A boots and all television programme on milk production shows the industry model is not sustainable.

Dream-catching down under

Waikato 2017 dairy manager of the year Euan McLeod says the honour was a team effort with wife Mikki, seen here with son ...

Thanks to NZ's much-envied farming career pathway, a young Scot is realising his dream.

Keeping the cows in good nick

Sarah Dirks ??? DairyNZ Developer in Animal Productivity team

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

Do the right thing with calf welfare

Farmers need to take the new bobby calf rules seriously, which include having a raised bobby calf loading facility with ...

The deadline for new rules around bobby calf welfare is approaching.

Soil testing uncovers farm surprises

Ravensdown scientist Ants Roberts says soil fertility can vary for many reasons.

Even the scientists were surprised by the results of soil tests at a Taranaki research station.

Taranaki farmers escape worst of Debbie's deluge

Taranaki farmers are cleaning up after strong winds downed trees, overturned equipment and tore through metal roller ...

Winter preparations won't be affected by recent bad weather, Taranaki Federated Farmers say.

Dairy food for the well heeled and poor

Fonterra says it has a responsibility to make sure New Zealand is part of creating the future of food

Fonterra is front footing the creation of food for every part of society.

Flood swallows up farms video

Many of the farms surrounding Whakatane and Edgecumbe have been hit by severe flooding.

With Kiwi understatement taken to the extreme, one farmer says: "The situation's verging on serious".

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