Isolation combined with the pressure of running a business from home means some farmers are putting their own wellbeing and mental health on the backburner.
300 plus rurals turned up at the fifth annual Spring Sheep Co open day at Matangi near Hamilton.
In New Zealand’s soils, phosphorus does a great job at growing plants but unfortunately it does the same thing if it makes it into our water.
India's dairy market has recently transformed — which is good news for Fonterra's new consumer brand in the country.
Both Massey University’s top scholars for 2019 are from dairy farming families and both are DairyNZ scholarship students.
Waikato Innovation Park, at Hamilton, soon home to another spray dryer, recently hosted Labour politicians and other visitors.
The latest results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics dairy beef progeny test are signalling good prospects for dairy farmers.
Dairy Women's Network (DWN) is partnering with ASB to run NZ-wide workshops aimed at building farmers’ financial confidence.
2019 Share Farmers of the Year Colin and Isabella Beazley, of Northland, say the benefits to their career and business from entering are worth the effort and time.
At least 3.4 billion litres of water will be saved every year under new water targets Fonterra launched this month, the co-op says.
The dairy sector will earn New Zealand about $17.5 billion in export revenue this year, and likely more next year, says Professor Graeme Doole, DairyNZ principal economist.
Lisa Groen is gradually taking over the reins of the family farm, near Te Aroha, Waikato, ten years on from starting to learn the ropes.
Maui Milk is seeking new suppliers of sheep milk located within two hours of Hamilton for a new supply agreement with Danone.
Easier milking and lower labour input appeal to the owners of a new rotary milking platform recently installed in Waipa district.
Climate change policy and the emissions trading scheme (ETS) are farmers’ biggest concerns.
The latest IPCC Special Report has the potential to turn the way we look at climate change on its head, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle.
Māori-owned milk processor Miraka says it is experiencing growth in all international markets.
A 139% increase in Livestock Improvement Corporation’s profit to $22.2 million reflects a turnaround in performance and profitability, says chairman Murray King.
Holidays may be few and far between in the dairy industry, but Southland farmers David and Angela Spedding recently enjoyed a weekend away as winners of Ecolab’s inaugural ‘What a Relief’ programme.
Miraka's insistence on sustainable farming practices has shown results in more farms winning honours in the recent Te Ara Miraka farming excellence awards.
Waikato Milking Systems will this month exhibit at China’s biggest rural trade show.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says there is unlikely to be much growth in production in the dairy sector in the coming year.
The Waimakariri zone committee’s draft zone implementation programme addendum (ZIPA) is unachievable for many farmers in its current form, says a newly formed farmers group.
New environmental management rules for the Canterbury Regional Council’s Waimakariri Zone will be tough for farmers, says the chairman of the Waimakariri zone committee, Dave Ashby.