The lower Selwyn Te Waihora catchment’s aquifers and waterways have enjoyed “incredible recharge” since the Central Plains Water scheme came on stream.
Fonterra farmers have been quick to offer their best wishes to newly-appointed interim chief executive Miles Hurrell.
Despite a rise in payout and profitability, dairy farmer confidence in Waikato and Bay of Plenty is relatively subdued.
Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown has posted a 2017-18 pre-tax profit of $63 million, up 24% on last year.
Fonterra has appointed Farm Source head Miles Hurrell as its new interim chief executive.
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.
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.
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.
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).
New Zealand has the highest agricultural emissions of the 170 countries that have ratified the Paris agreement, says DairyNZ’s Nick Tait.
Fonterra and global energy management company Schneider Electric have teamed up to improve electricity use at the world’s largest milk powder dryer.
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.
New Zealand farmers will see no immediate difference onfarm from the sale of the PGG Wrightson Seeds business.
A2 milk market leader a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is eyeing a joint infant formula production facility with Fonterra in New Zealand.
New Fonterra chairman John Monaghan says regulation forcing the co-op to pick milk from farmers is past its use-by date.
In a shock move, Fonterra is reducing the 2017-18 final payout by 5c to $6.70/kgMS.
The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index remains unchanged after the overnight auction.
A2 milk producer a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has nearly doubled its stake in Canterbury processor Synlait Milk.
Fonterra is confident that its new Anchor a2 milk will succeed in New Zealand.
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Life insurance provider Fidelity Life says its special relief offer will help farmers deal with the financial impact of Mycoplasma bovis.
New Zealand’s second largest dairy co-op is reviewing its capital structure with a view of funding future growth.
Premium dairy brand Lewis Road Creamery is switching to recycled (rPET) bottles for its milk range from the end of August.
DairyNZ chairman Jim van der Poel says the dairy sector and Fonterra has benefited from John Wilson’s “inspirational leadership” for over 20 years.