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Right genetics lift milk yield

Manawatu dairy farmers Gregory and Brooke Dorn have tapped into some excellent Holstein Friesian genetics to not only raise the…

Elite HF cow scoops awards

Holstein Friesian cows from Waikato and Canterbury were well-represented at the 2022 Holstein Friesian NZ-Semex on-farm competition prizegiving last week.

National

Yili tops tally

Chinese dairy giant Yili topped the tally at the World Dairy Innovation Awards held recently in France.

Deer milk wins global award

Deer milk made by state-owned farmer Pāmu has won the ‘Best Dairy Ingredient’ category at the prestigious World Dairy Innovation…

DWN secures state funding

A Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) programme has been named as the recipient of two years of funding support from the…

World

Arla invests in solar power

European dairy giant Arla Foods will be using solar energy to meet one-third of its electricity consumption within two years.

Oz milk co-op fined $11,000

An Australian farmer co-operative that purchases milk from farmers across the country has been fined $11,000 for breaching the country's Dairy Code.

Opinion

An opportunity to connect!

The 2021 NZ Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) Farm Manager of the Year Christopher Vila spoke at the 2022 awards night…

Agribusiness

Management

Grow another paddock

Farming is becoming increasingly complex. Until recentyl, farmers had relatively few issues to focus on: feeding cows, producing milk and…

Controlling feed costs

Everywhere I go, whether it be in town or on farm, I hear a similar topic being discussed. It’s the…

Dealing with springer cows

Making key decisions around feeding and supplementation for springer cows can have a bigger impact on a dairy farm’s profitability…

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

Beauvais hits one million!

Massey Ferguson recently announced that its Beauvais factory in France has produced its 1,000,000th tractor, having started manufacturing tractors on…

Motoring

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

A price saving proposition

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate –…

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Tinder for cows!

OPINION: Irish farmers can now swipe right on a tinder type dating app for cows!

Cow and cars

OPINION: Cows are the favourite target of vegans, Greenpeace, the Green Party and plant-based food advocates.

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