For the first time in its 23-year history, the two-day South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is heading to Ashburton.
Farmers are being urged to feed more milk to new-born calves.
A new initiative is being funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to help improve the wellbeing of young people in rural communities.
A series of open days will run in the North Island this month on controlling feed intake of calves and heifers.
The 2019 Dairy Woman of the Year, Trish Rankin, is joining AGMARDT as an associate board member.
Findings from an AgResearch study shows that dairy sheep appear to have lower nitrogen leaching per hectare than their bovine counterparts.
New Zealand dairy farmers continue to play a key role in a post-Covid economy as a sustainable producer of milk for the world.
The perception of dairy as a career path is changing, according to a mid-Canterbury training provider.
An $8 forecast farmgate milk price for this season remains on the cards despite a fourth straight dip in global dairy prices.
The dairy industry is making another push to attract workers to staff-strapped farms.
Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) chairman Malcolm Bailey has been nominated for the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Primary Industry Awards.
Farmers can expect good science-based viable tools to deal with their greenhouse gas emissions within the next five years.
Fonterra's small group of organic farmers are facing a drop in milk price after a record $10.26/kgMS payout last year.
Farmers affected by Canterbury flooding are being urged to check what business interruption (BI) cover what they have in place.
A number of farmers were forced to dump milk, says Farm Source regional head Charles Fergusson.
Mid-Canterbury farmers David and Kate Acland own Mt Somers Station, near the Ashburton River gorge and the epicentre of the heaviest falls.
Canterbury is drying out after a rare red alert weather bomb dumped up to half a metre of rain across the province in only three days and caused "devastating" damage to swathes of farmland, especially in the dairying heartland of Ashburton.
A dairy farmer whose neglect of yearling cattle led to 11 deaths has been fined $17,500 and warned that he could be disqualified from farming if he appears on animal welfare charges again.
DairyNZ is encouraging Canterbury farmers to look out for each other and access support agencies for assistance amid flooding in the region.
A million native plants have been distributed to Taranaki farmers by Taranaki Regional Council.
Those planning trip to the National Fieldays in Hamilton next month are being urged to get their plans in place now.
Fonterra has reduced its 2020-21 forecast farmgate milk price range midpoint by 5c.
Breeding low methane emitting cows is a step closer after promising results from a pilot trial.
Good news for Fonterra farmers: the co-operative has announced an opening forecast farmgate milk price range for the 2021-22 season of $7.25 - $8.75/kgMS, with a midpoint of $8/kgMS.