Lyn Webster weighs up whether its worth topping up wet cows with outside feed.
The arrival of alternative proteins creates an opportunity for New Zealand to sell its natural pasture-to-plate story.
OPINION: Should we all be using wool carpet as a matter of patriotism?
The news media focuses on ratings to the detriment of the balance of opinion.
Where are bold, far-sighted politicians when you need them?
OPINION: United States farmers seem to be Donald Trump fans.
Here in NZ, we love the notion that milk from grass-fed cows is superior to milk from cows fed other rations.
OPINION: Last night I woke in a cold sweat from the mother of all bad dreams and wrote it all down before I could forget.
OPINION: Extensive grazing can improve access to the edges of rivers, observes a Canterbury high country farmer.
OPINION: Building a bobby calf pen out of thingamajigs and waddya-call-its.
OPINION: A lot of rural women end up feeling more undervalued than they need to because they lose their voices.
ANALYSIS: Most people would let the bull out of the china shop before fetching the dustpan to clean up.
The farming industry is in good hands.
Labour-Greens and Greenpeace are following Donald Trump in giving voters someone to hate.
Keith Woodford explores the changing markets for wholemilk powder and the challenge facing New Zealand.
The older you get, the harder it is to get excited about new technology available for farming.
Todd Barclay wasn't the only political decapitation of the past fortnight.
The One Plan has become trapped in a 40-50-year-old time warp, says Doug Edmeades.
OPINION: It's important to honour agricultural environmentalists.
OPINION: Farmers in swanndris are best equipped to tell farmer stories, not ministers in suits.
Bill Wright finds farming and rugby create a bond in the UK.
Sheep breeding is not all EBVs and genetics; you also need to be a good stockman.
Stand tall and call yourself a farmer.
OPINION: If Greenpeace claims about the effects of farming are 'verging on hysterical', Federated Farmers needs to explain why.
Using riparian margins beside waterways are ideal for keeping contaminants out.
Nailing pasture growth can help farmers make better decisions.
Food prices will only rise from "nebulous wish-lists'' rather than good environmental rules.
OPINION: Bought-in feed is a contentious subject when the farm consultant visits.
A cap on cows is not the silver bullet for improving water quality.
OPINION: Stones inside gumboots, ads before kick-off - these are a few of my least favourite things.