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Farmers urged to get on board

Former Ravensdown board member Scott Gower is calling for farmers to step up and participate on boards of their co-operatives.

New scientific officer named

Ravensdown has appointed Dr Will Talbot to the newly created position of scientific officer, supporting the chief scientific officer Ants…

National

a2 Milk seals Mataura deal

The a2 Milk Company (a2Mc) has been given the regulatory approval to buy 75% of Mataura Valley Milk, Southland.

World

Arla builds training farm in Nigeria

European dairy co-operative Arla Foods is building a state-of-the-art commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria and use it as a training base for 1,000 local dairy farmers.

Farmer confidence riding high in Oz

With farmer confidence and consumer optimism high, much of Australia’s dairy industry has been riding on a wave of positivity over the past few months, according to Dairy Australia’s June 2021 Situation and Outlook report.

Farmers to power own plant

European dairy co-operative Arla says renewable electricity produced by its farmer owners could soon be used to operate in milk plants.

Opinion

Agribusiness

Management

Don't take away farmers' rights

Significant Natural Areas (SNA) are becoming a very important topic for farmers who are finding that parts of their properties…

On-farm oasis for visitors

A North Otago dairy farming family have created an on-farm oasis that allows visitors the chance to cool off in…

Farm Health

The best of both worlds

When it comes to balance it doesn't get better than the production of Friesians paired with the efficiency of Jerseys.

BVD tests for newborns

This calving season, LIC is offering a BVD test for newborn calves to provide farmers with an early indication on…

Heat detection made easier

First shown on the Virtual Fieldays 2020 platform, the Tailpainter heat detection tool is now complemented by the Dairy Paint…

Machinery & Products

Giving calves the best

Waikato farmer Ed Grayling milks 430 cows on mostly peat soil that is low on trace elements.

Feed system helping grow top heifers

Feeding livestock can bring with it several challenges including labour shortages, wasted feed, higher prices for smaller quantities, intake monitoring…

Hard hat or hard head

A recently released coroner's report into the death of a South Canterbury farmworker in 2019 raised the question of the…

Made in NZ: Trimax

Made in New Zealand looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, creating productive…

Vendro badged tedders

Masterton based Tulloch Farm Machines has introduced a new series of Krone tedders badged Vendro, to replace the existing KW…

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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Microbe power

OPINION: Microbes fished from the stomachs of cows can gobble up certain kinds of plastic, including the polythylene terephthalate (PET)…

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Another protest coming!

Another nationwide protest by farmers will be held on August 16 unless the Government listens to their concerns.

Chair calls for calm

Fonterra chairman Peter McBride has a message for the co-operative's farmer shareholders - without offering financial advice he's telling them…