Dairy

Prized heifer mooves on

Calf Gigi sold for a quarter of a million dollars.

Gigi the calf sells for more than a quarter of a million dollars, smashing Australasian record.

Fonterra the big cheese in Korea

Fonterra's South Island general manager Tim Keir and Clandeboye's site manager Steve Mcknight about to tuck into some ...

Koreans' taste for pizza is growing, to the benefit of Fonterra.

Stock disease stable

Rural vet Hamish Pike talks about the impact of the strange summer season on stock.

Manawatu stock enduring cold and windy conditions are showing no disease increase.

Farmers vie for dairy awards

Shaun Neal is a young dairy farm manager who has made fast progress.

This year's Taranaki dairy awards will be hotly contested by 22 entrants.

Top cows Manawatu-bound

David Wood with his granddaughter, Ruby Trubshaw, 4, lead the familys' calf Northbrook Wavelet.  The calf is part of ...

The nation's best cows are assembling at Manfeild for one of the biggest events on the dairy calendar.

Greenpeace wrong on irrigation project

The proposed scheme plans to take water when the Hurunui River is in good flow and use that for irrigation in dry periods.

Greenpeace has got it wrong regarding the proposed Hurunui irrigation scheme, say project backers.

A better butter or just different?

Butter of another colour: the product at right is used by Middle Eastern manufacturers.

It's New Zealand butter, but not quite as we know it and it's destined for the Middle East.

Farmer freedom camping fracas

David Rose owns 85 hectares of dairy farm land in Takaka.

A freedom camp is "out of control" and a farmer wants to know why it's his problem.

Dairy, sheep and beef - never a dull moment

Nigel Anderson with son James, 13.

New Zealand farmers are legendary for their "can-do" attitude. Andrea Fox meets an example of the breed.   

Catching more offal

A worker at Levin Alliance meat plant's offal room as visitors look on.

Alliance spends half a million at Levin plant.

What dairying can do next

It's a big call to invite people who may not like you to your farm, but it's all dairy farmers can do.

OPINION: How dairy farmers lost public respect - and what they should do now.

Grass-fed dairy system could add to pollution

Is the grass-fed approach to our dairy industry just adding to our nitrate pollution problems?

Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?

Farmer seeks clarity on road use

Wairau Valley dairy farmer Evan White wants farmers to be aware of road regulations around towing farm equipment on ...

With the state highway becoming increasingly busy with traffic using the main route south to Christchurch, farm vehicles needed to be roadworthy

New tool a one stop source for farm software

Agrigate will allow dairy farmers to access key information about their farming business including production and ...

Fonterra and LIC have teamed up to create a new software tool designed to make farm businesses more profitable.

Grass drives demand for stock

Loading lambs on the truck at Feilding's store sale.

Farmers with ample grass covers are buying stock from the store market.

Fresh set of challenges for farmers

The new year will bring new challenges for farmers, Waikato Federated Farmers president Chris Lewis says.

OPINION: Federated Farmers is preparing for another issues-packed year for farmers.

Environment-friendly farming costly

Marilyn and Gray Baldwin switched to supply Miraka in part because it rewards farmers undertaking good environment ...

Farmers are committed to doing right by the environment, but it does come at a cost.

Milk collection still falling

Fonterra has collected 881 million kilograms of milk solids from its suppliers from June to December.

Milk production continues to fall across the country, says Fonterra.

Healthy Rivers plan change unworkable

Healthy Rivers Plan For Change's 80 year time frame is too long, says Angus Robson.

Save Lake Karapiro president Angus Robson says the Waikato Regional Council's Healthy Rivers plan change contains major flaws.

Farmers, ignore the knockers

Most dairy farming is a sustainable and proven method of providing protein in a world crying out for food, Lyn Webster says.

OPINION: Farmers are going out their business despite the flak they receive from the activist lobby.

Bovine beauty on show

Ross Morgan, 5, and his calf Daisy, with his sister Linda, 7, and her calf, which is also called Linda, during the ...

The cream of Taranaki's purebred jersey herds on show in Stratford.

Quake scuttles promising season

Kaikoura contract milker Shane Jones can no longer milk cows thanks to severe damage caused to the cowshed by the ...

It was shaping up to be their best season for years but the Kaikoura quake dashed farmers' hopes.

NZ extends sway in Aus dairy video

Bellamy's has decided to "reset " its approach to China.

Fonterra is in the box seat to control the future of troubled Australian infant formula maker Bellamy's Organic.

'Valued and connected' in dairy

Karen Forlong credits a lot of her growth and personal wellbeing to being part of the Dairy Women's Network.

Anne Boswell talks to an Atiamuri dairy farmer who can't sit still, busy with family, friends, land and organisations helping farming women succeed.

Dairy industry rubbishes Greenpeace claims

The introduction of new irrigation schemes in the South Island will lead to record dairy cow numbers, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace accuses dairy industry of planning to push cow numbers to record levels.

No escaping the 'T' word in trade with China

Dr Peter Stevens is the Chief Executive of GS1 New Zealand.

OPINION: NZ businesses must share China's concerns for food quality and safety if they are to grow sales there.

Tips to lift dairy's image

The dairy industry needs to show by its actions the work it
s doing to improve its environmental record.

The dairy industry has taken a lot of flak, some of it justified, but how many people have spent any time on a dairy farm?

Translating the language of the lab

A Chinese mother is shown serving Anmum to her daughter in this Fonterra publicity photograph.

A Fonterra nutritionist helps to ensure that good nutrition remains at the core of what the co-op does and develops.

Waikato's top four environmental farmers

Bob Rigter, shown with Waikato Regional Council sustainable agriculture advisor Bala Tikkisetty, is a finalist in the ...

 A mix of drystock and dairy farmers are finalists in the Farm Environment Awards.

Farm thief offered reprieve video

Glenduan dairy farmer Warwick King had his farm gate milk vending machine broken into for the money.

Nelson farmers offer a novel deal to someone who stole $200 from their milk-vending machine.

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