Marlborough dairy farmers found guilty of permitting their cattle to be milked in breach of an Environment Court order.
On the surface, the Chinese stockmarket and Greek concerns look worrying when our largest food export, dairy, is struggling.
Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.
The first signs that banks are calling on dairying couples to reduce their debt levels by selling up assets are making farmers nervous.
Environmental spending could go on the backburner as dairy payouts drop.
Upcoming Fonterra director elections are not "a popularity contest", says the new chairman of the company's shareholder council.
Everyone knows rats and mice can navigate mazes, but cows?
Farmers have worked hard at improving their environmental impact, and plenty of others have chipped in to help. But there's still a way to go.
North Canterbury's dairy farmers resigned to a second low payout year are unlikely to break even let alone make a profit in a difficult season ahead of them.
DairyNZ offering one-on-one support to help dairy farmers grow and harvest an extra tonne of pasture which could boost income by an extra $30,000.
Plans to expand two South Canterbury dairy factories are progressing.
China is sitting on "mountains" of excess dairy product, Bill English says.
There is air of calm around NZ's largest dairy enterprise despite all the gloom currently surrounding the industry.
Cows leased out to other farmers while grass seed gets established on hard-hit flood farms.
Dairy farmers told to keep an eye on their dairy bulls to see how they are performing.
Big sending to reduce dairy effluent behind a drop in enforcement action.
NZ's second biggest milk processor has slashed its milk payout forecast by more than $1kg for the season as industry pessimism deepens.
Beleaguered dairy farmers more concerned about probable cut in early season advance rate than a season milk price forecast update from Fonterra.
Heifers need to be 60 per cent of their final body weight to get the maximum mated.
It's heads down on Waikato farms, despite tough times.
Head of Fonterra’s cooperative affairs (Canterbury) Stu Gray, is frank when he says he never thought dairy prices would drop so far.
Falling dairy prices will spell the end for some farmers, Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says.
Low dairy prices will force some farmers out of the industry, Labour's agriculture spokesman says.
The 54-year-old was disqualified from owning or being in charge of animals for two years.
OPINION: Most of you reading this now will be getting ready for calving and lambing in the next month
As the price of dairy continues to dive the country's economic development minister says farmers have dealt with this kind of challenge before.
Struggling with falling dairy prices, Fonterra hopes to save up to $60m a year through staff cuts.
Dairy farmers will close chequebooks as prices fall again at the global auction.
Farmers would frown on Fonterra carrying out its scrapping of 523 jobs as a knee-jerk reaction to low milk prices.
The Marlborough District Council has been accused of "relentlessly pursuing" Marlborough’s biggest dairy farmers.