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Synlait's milk price drop

Canterbury milk processor Synlait has reduced its 2019-20 forecast base milk price by 20c to $7.05/kgMS.

National

Call for help answered

With the drought reaching a crisis level in Central Hawkes Bay with supplementary feed almost non-existent, farmers in the Wairarapa…

Have your say — Moore

Waikato farmer Ben Moore is urging farmers to have their say on the DairyNZ levy vote, which closes this week.
 

Katie’s parting shot

Outgoing Federated Farmers president Katie Milne has hit out at Wellington-based government officials for their lack of understanding about farming.

Southland on the brink

Southland is teetering on the edge of a bad situation, according to DairyNZ’s lead consulting officer in the South Island,…

World

NZ butter booming in the US

Boutique dairy, Lewis Road Creamery, says sales of its premium butter in the US have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Opinion

 

The power of community

Chairman of Fonterra Shareholders Council, James Barron on Fonterra, COVID-19, and the importance of community.

Agribusiness

Young manager for NZYF farm

New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) has appointed Sam Waugh as the farm manager of its 74ha dairy farm in Auckland.
 

Breeder joins HFNZA board

The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively brought forward the appointment of Southland dairy farmer Helen Cummings to the national board of…

Management

Zero bobby calves

The versatility of Holstein Friesians is being credited with allowing a young South Canterbury couple to produce zero bobby calves.
 

Farm therapy lifts pasture cover

Six months after implementing a groundbreaking new farming system, Alan Law’s Whakatane dairy farm is an oasis of green among…

Times, they are a-changin’

Pioneer forage specialist, Ian Williams on the many things that won’t change for agriculture through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Farm Health

Ready for winter mating

With winter around the corner, LIC says farm staff are busy tending to bulls to ensure they capture the vital…

How to body condition score

Body condition scoring (BCS) is a simple process. However, DairyNZ says it is important to calibrate the eye by first…

Machinery & Products

Helping comply with safety

With on-farm safety being a real challenge, especially for employers, the Smart HS approach might offer some answers.
 

Motoring

New entry level model for Hilux

Toyota New Zealand has broadened its Hilux range with a new entry level two-wheel drive, the WorkMate, aimed at buyers…

Hilux ups the ante on safety

Toyota has raised the safety benchmark at grassroots level by introducing its Toyota Safety Sense Package on its hugely popular…

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Effluent power

Finnish dairy company Valio is on a mission to reduce milk’s carbon footprint to zero by 2035.

What’s in a name?

The man who coined the term ‘Gypsy Day’ is slightly miffed that a term he introduced to New Zealand’s farming…

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