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?

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.

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

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.

Dairy farmers unfairly cop blame

Farmers have planted the banks of this tributary of the Oeo Stream west of Mt Taranaki..

OPINION: The year's begun with more attacks on dairy farming about water quality, but it's not all their fault.

DairyNZ to appeal ruling video

Dairy NZ was one of the 12 complainants.

Farming group is unhappy the advertising watchdog rejected its complaint over Greenpeace "water pollution" ad.

Fonterra ads slammed

The new Fonterra ads have a retro feel not appreciated by all.

The dairy giant has released its new marketing campaign, but many are not loving it.

Leading light honoured for animal welfare work

David Mellor in 1971 before a formal dinner and ball in Edinburgh.

Massey University Professor David Mellor, has been recognised for his work in animal welfare.

Higher cow prices lift dairy spirits

Federated Farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei sharemilkers representative, Richard McIntyre, says increasing cow prices mean ...

Banks easier with sharemilkers as cow prices rise and their equity improves.

Milk researcher wins award

A protein chip which analyses milk proteins.

Dr Skelte Anema is the first researcher for 25 years from the dairy industry to win a Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Mental guru says farmers need to connect

All Blacks psychologist Gilbert Enoka told farmers at the Dairy Environment Leaders Forum that "life is about the ...

All Blacks psychologist Gilbert Enoka is urging farmers to relate to their urban cousins.

Dairy farm makes up for loss

Owl Farm is forecasting a 20 per cent improvement in cost of production from last season, demonstration manager Doug ...

OPINION: Owl Farm is tracking well as it passes the halfway point for the season.

Bellamy's derails in China

Bellamy's organic infant formula has been losing market share for some months.

The misfortunes of organic infant formula maker Bellamy's demonstrate that value-add dairy is not an easy game.

The mozzarella man

Keith Johnston's specialist subject is mozzarella.

Meet a technologist who was a leader in Fonterra's breakthrough to produce a stable, profitable mozzarella.

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