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.
Industry leading technology will be plentiful on the AGCO site at Fieldays, says New Zealand manager Peter Scott.
Plenty of optimism in the primary sector points to a buoyant Fieldays this year, says the banking sector.
What could the tachinbo, kaizen and ishikawa techniques of a Toyota assembly plant offer to a Kiwi dairy farm? Plenty, says Jana Hocken, in fact enough to fill a book.
For Waikato sharemilker Philip Van Heuven, the farmer-grazier relationship is crucial to his business.
Former All Black Eric Rush recently inspired Northland farmers with an account of his rags-to-riches life.
Obtaining premium prices to pay for higher costs of production is the next challenge for farmers, says Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins.
Hamilton dairy biotech company Quantec has won the top award at the annual Natural Health Products NZ awards for the second year running.
Dairy rubberware supplier Skellerup is giving its support to I Am Hope, a community group.
Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown says it is helping a new crop of talented university graduates to build careers in New Zealand agriculture.
The first regional winners of the 2019 Dairy Industry Awards have been announced.
Taranaki Share Farmer of the Year winners Jacob and Leah Prankerd say entering the dairy industry awards gave them deeper understanding of their business and taught them to be proactive not reactive.
Northland ‘Tiller Talk’ farmers Don and Kirsten Watson took a leap into farm ownership in 2017-18, moving to South Head (Kaipara Harbour Edge).
Fonterra's Western Star butter has been judged Australia’s champion butter for the seventh time.