Robotic milkers will not solve the dairy industry's labour problems, a retiring academic says.
Dairy pricesslide to 5-year low but could rebound quickly due to a drop in production.
Waikato saw four major dairy factory builds or upgrades in 2014, and the flow-on effects are still coming,
New Zealand's dairy cattle numbers at an all-time high and closing in on seven million.
Tenants in some farming communities faced a big rent rise this year as newbies moved in for work.
Survive the payout drought by going back to farming basics.
OPINION: Very few, if any, dairy farmers will make any money this year.
The dairy giant has been "largely consistent" with the purpose of the milk price monitoring scheme.
Sheep and beef farmers can make money from grazing dairy heifers but they have to do it correctly.
OPINION: The dairy downturn is inevitably turning attention to the wisdom of having so many eggs in the same basket.
New "world class" production and logistics centre to meet the international dairy market's growing demand for bovine semen products.
The Greens and Forest & Bird have painted a report into a dairy industry accord on cleaning up rivers as a "greenwash", but the industry says changes will not come overnight.
Waikato Regional Council puts an end to helicopter inspections of dairy farms.
Dairy farmers need to act sooner rather than later to avoid the rush as new rules around milk cooling come into force in 2018.
A Taranaki family acknowledged for their environmental sustainability are just as proud of their heritage.
The dairy payout pain could get worse for farmers after it was warned it could drop even lower.
Dairy giant Fonterra starts a battle for South Island dairy farmers' milk.
Milk price set to fall with a major supermarket chain planning to drop prices following a cut in Fonterra's payout forecast.
A $64 million blow to the Manawatu-Whanganui economy is expected after a low dairy payout.
The Zanders will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars following Fonterra's downward revision of the milk payout.
Aoraki Polytechnic will help provide extra training in the dairy industry.
The cut to Fonterra's milk price payout could push some regions into recession, an economist says.
Couple who took a $350,000 gamble on a less productive dairy farm expect to lose up to $75,000.
Shoppers hoping for cheaper milk in the wake of Fonterra's milk price forecast cut may be disappointed.
Kiwis warned that 'even if you live in Auckland', Fonterra's slashed payout prediction will be felt.
The council's contentious practice of helicopter inspections of dairy farms could be grounded.
A Taranaki farmer facing charges has a history of dirty dairying, a jury has been told.
Dairy processor Synlait Milk directors get 10pc fee increases and praise for performance, but their pay adviser is forced to defend role in hike.
Profit and food safety are a “balancing act”, said Chris Lewis, Federated Farmers Waikato president.
Fonterra focused on profit at the expense of a food safety culture, botulism scare report says.