Bailey, Farrelly to step down

Malcolm Bailey

Fonterra directors to retire.

Green image not enough for Synlait boss

Synlait Milk chief executive John Penno doesn't believe in the New Zealand story.

New Zealand doesn't have a monopoly on the clean and green image, says Synlait Milk chief executive John Penno.  

One cow's burping problem


Meet Gertie, one of the millions of New Zealand dairy cows contributing to our climate change problem.

All-grass farming at the Lincoln dairy farm

The march of the platemeters at Lincoln.

Keith Woodford spends a morning at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm hearing about stocking rates, nitrogen and ryegrass.

Farmers see awards as opportunity

Glen and Trish Rankin with their cows on the farm they share milk on in Mangamuka.

Mangamuka farmer Trish Rankin is encouraging dairy farmers to enter the 2017 Northland Dairy Industry Awards.

Call of the cowshed too much for late-starter

Andrew McGiven milks 570 cows just south of Waihou.

Andrew McGiven didn't want to be a farmer. Now he is a voice for the rural sector.

World dairy prices pick up

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Global dairy prices were up 1.4 per cent at the latest auction overnight, following a 3 per cent dip.

Opiki Young Farmers Club turns 75

Conrad Olsen (left) and nephew Paul Olsen look through old YFC photos.  They have just celebrated the 75th Jubilee for ...

Opiki Young Farmers Club celebrates a run of 75 years.

All in the family

The Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards have always been part of the lives of the Kuriger family, Louis and Barbara and ...

The Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards have always been a big part of the lives of two Taranaki families.

Stopping rural crime starts on the farm, says rural leader

Federated Farmers rural security spokesman Rick Powdrell will talk to Taranaki farmers at two rural crime prevention ...

Rural crime prevention roadshow comes to Taranaki next month.

Grass flourishes at WTARS farm

Grass growth at the Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Station at Hawera is 13 kilograms ahead of the 8-year average.

Grass growth is well ahead of the average at a Hawera research farm.

Advice to improve herd mating performance

One bull is needed for every 30 non-pregnant cows in a dairy herd.

Farmers should ensure they have at least one bull for every 30 non-pregnant cows.

New Taranaki Dairy Trust sets strategy

DairyNZ programme facilitator Eric Kolver, farm consultant Debbie McCallum, Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Trust ...

Taranaki dairy leaders are putting in place a strategy for the new Taranaki Dairy Trust for three research farms in the region.

Raw deal for raw milk producers?

Raw milk producers around New Zealand will have until November 1st to meet compliance regulations regarding testing of ...

Dairy farmers are hoping their livelihoods won't turn sour as new regulations draw near.

Running a farm at 9 years old

Bruce Galloway, Heather Martin and her husband Roly. A life jam-packed with adventures.

At age 9, Bruce Galloway and his sister, 13, were running a 214 hectare Dannevirke farm.

Dairy payout hit Waikato Fieldays revenue

The fall in dairy prices has been blamed for a 13 per cent drop in revenue for the Waikato region at this year's Fieldays.

Subdued dairy prices have been blamed for a 13 per cent drop in revenue for the Waikato region generated from this years Fieldays at Mystery Creek.

Three great river stories video

Lower Mararoa River restoration project members Ali Timms, Phil Smith and Ken McGraw.

Farmers have had a hand in improving water quality for southern rivers.

Sustainable farming all about the enjoyment

Margaret Wright manages her herd and land with the ethos of sustainable farming in mind.

Anne Boswell meets a Manawahe dairy farmer who is unapologetically proud of the industry and the farmers rising to the challenge of sustainable farming.

Helping farmers help the environment

Environment Southland land sustainability officer Dave Connor and land sustainability manager Nathan Cruickshank on the ...

Environment Southland's land sustainability team is helping farmers help the environment.

Fonterra board changes get nod

Chairman John Wilson says the final vote shows shareholder support board changes.

Farmers have given their approval to changes to their board structure.

Young Southland farmer wins scholarship

Lincoln University student Georgina Lyndsay and CRV Ambreed  Oceania operating manager Angus Haslett.

Dipton's Georgina Lyndsay will be making a dent in her student debt after winning a university scholarship.

Where the grass grows like crazy

Oxford, North Canterbury, dairy farmer Grant Evans.

Moving south from Taranaki to Canterbury just before the dairy boom took one dairy farmer's business to a new level.

Still time to enter Ballance awards

Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards Trust chairman Alistair Abbott, is appealing to farmers to enter the contest.

Farmers mulling over whether to enter the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards now have another week to make a decision.

Strong beef bull prices from dairying

Marton's Pine Park Angus was among studs picking up higher prices from the dairy market.

Beef bulls prices are on the rise from dairy farmers seeking extra income.

Grass flourishes at WTARS

September grass growth at the Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Station near Hawera was at the highest level for ...

Grass growth has been exceptional at the Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Station at Hawera.

Grass growth exceptional

Grass is flourishing in Southland.

Spring has been kind to Southland farmers, with high pasture covers across the region.

Dairy farmers efforts recognised

Dairy compliance continues to improve in Southland.

Dairy farmers compliance on effluent discharge consents continues to improve, highlighted in the Environment Southland 2015/16 Compliance Monitoring Report.

Opening window for sharemilkers

Murray Cross convened the first Taranaki Sharemilker of the Year contest in 1977 with the support of his wife, Ruth. The ...

The window for sharemilkers to showcase their skills was opened by a Taranaki man 40 years ago.

Investing in animal health

Whakatane dairy farmer Troy Doherty on a recent trip to Sri Lanka.

Fonterra’s commitment to best practices in animal welfare extends beyond NZ.

Wetland tourist attraction

Rai Valley dairy farmer Bruce Richmond's wetland project has attracted attention from SH 6 travellers.

Bruce Richmond's dairy farm has become an unlikely drawcard - people don't stop for the cows or the view.

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