Canterbury regional councillor and dairy farmer John Sunckell talks about the Central Plains Water Scheme during Dame Patsy Reddy’s visit.

The lower Selwyn Te Waihora catchment’s aquifers and waterways have enjoyed “incredible recharge” since the Central Plains Water scheme came on stream.

 
AgFirst economist Phil Journeaux.

Despite a rise in payout and profitability, dairy farmer confidence in Waikato and Bay of Plenty is relatively subdued.

 
Tim Hunt, Rabobank.

The last decade has been littered with unsuccessful joint ventures in China and we’ll probably see more, says Tim Hunt, Rabobank’s general manager food and agribusiness research in New Zealand and Australia. 

 
Andy McFadden, MPI.

Most farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis may already have been detected but you must be confident you have got the last one, says MPI veterinarian epidemiologist Andy McFadden.

Roger Smith.

The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak is heading for its first real crunch point in a couple of weeks with the start of the next round of bulk milk tests.

Mark Howden.

Methane prompted a number of questions from rural professionals to experts last week, but none of the answers gave any joy to those who think methane should be a special case among greenhouse gases (GHG).

Nick Tait, DairyNZ.

New Zealand has the highest agricultural emissions of the 170 countries that have ratified the Paris agreement, says DairyNZ’s Nick Tait.

Amy Gemmell’s new book to counter negative publicity around dairy farming.

As a dairy farmer, how do you respond to negative comments about farming in the media? Write a book; that’s what Manawatu sharemilker Amy Gemmell did.

Fonterra’s Grant Watson and a2MC chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka at Anchor a2 milk launch.

A2 milk market leader a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is eyeing a joint infant formula production facility with Fonterra in New Zealand.

 

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