Kiwi farmers in California last month.

New Zealand dairy farmers visiting California dairy farms last month were surprised at how far behind US farms were in efficiency and adoption of technology.

James Robertson.

Kiwi youngsters in town and country schools are learning about the prospect of farming careers via AgriKids and TeenAg, devised by NZ Young Farmers, says its chief executive Terry Copeland.

 
 
 
Recent dairy auction prices have led Westpac to revise upward its payout forecast to $6.50/kgMS.

Export commodity prices have started 2018 on a firm footing thanks in part to the buoyant global trade backdrop. 

Younger generations are growing up surrounded by technology and the advancement of these technologies is ferocious.

Home-grown animal health company Farm Medix Ltd has again had the nod for its innovative products.

A chance find of suspicious mould in hay on a Fairlie beef farm has led to the discovery of a new blue cheese culture for Oamaru-based Whitestone Cheese.

The decision by Lely NZ’s parent company Lely to sell its grass machinery division to AGCO and concentrate on dairy technology, particularly robotic milking, has brought about changes in New Zealand and Australia.

We need to be tough on issues but careful with people, KPMG farm specialist, agri-food, Julia Jones told an Auckland Climate Change conference.

New Zealand's provenance story is not always based on clean and green; often it relates to the friendliness of the people, says Mark Piper, Fonterra’s director group R&D.

 

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