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Rising up to challenges

Dr Danny Donaghy is professor of dairy systems at Massey University and a specialist in pasture agronomy and physiology.

Jersey cow fetches $55,000

A three-year-old Waikato Jersey is claiming to be New Zealand's highest priced dairy cow, toppling a record that stood for…

China lockdowns hit dairy demand

Covid restrictions in China are likely to slightly dampen milk powder imports into that country, according to Stefan Vogel, Rabobank…

National

Feds stalwart to step down

Outspoken Federated Farmers leader Chris Lewis is stepping down from the farmer lobby after 17 years of service.

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

Editorial: Alarm bells

OPINION: The Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) bill proposed by Government is causing alarm in the farming sector.

Editorial: Great place to work!

OPINION: A recent report on remuneration for farm workers shows the great strides dairy farmers have made over the years.

Agribusiness

Humates miner scores patent

It all started when a small group of soil scientists and farmers considered the potential of humates to improve the…

Management

Workshops to offer solutions

SIDE 2022 will offer a wide range of workshops which provide practical solutions to farming challenges and help farmers taking…

Farm Health

Giving kids the best start!

High quality milk replacers are crucial if you are preparing to rear lambs or goat kids in the upcoming season,…

Machinery & Products

India boosts fert subsidy

India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies to a record of more than 1.55 trillion rupees (US$20.64 billion)…

Kicking lameness into touch

Lameness in dairy cows can have a significant effect on a businesses' bottom line, with vets suggesting that each case…

Single row concept delivers results

While Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) has become increasingly popular over the last decade, German company Amazone is looking to take…

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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Milking It

Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister…

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No boat to China

Some 300 farmers around the country - supplying 12,000 dairy cattle for export to China have been left hundreds of…

Editorial: A woke joke?

OPINION: Recently Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor made great fanfare when announcing a new farm planning system for farmers and growers.