National Farm

Sustainability 'comes from the heart'

Farming sustainably comes from the heart, award-winning farmer Frans de Jong says.

Study shows N leaching reductions possible

Nitrogen leaching can be reduced by 40-50 per cent if the cows are stood off on a feed pad at a reduced stocking rate.

Empty rates rising in Waikato

Empty cow rates are up over much of dairying heartland Waikato as farmers respond to a squeeze on their wallets and outlawing of inductions.

Difficult decisions ahead as low payout starts to bite

OPINION: It seems to me that Fonterra cannot pay its suppliers a decent milk price two seasons in a row.

Farmers flock to finance classes

Farmers are flocking to finance classes as they look to guard against more sudden changes in the dairy market.

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