Strong industry partnerships will be cruical to protecting the future of New Zealand's primary industries as farming becomes increasingly data driven.
Significant Natural Areas (SNA) are becoming a very important topic for farmers who are finding that parts of their properties have been or will be designated as SNA’s due to a perceived high level of indigenous biodiversity and will be captured under the proposed National Policy Statement (NPS) for Indigenous Biodiversity.
Former Ravensdown board member Scott Gower is calling for farmers to step up and participate on boards of their co-operatives.
Changes have been announced to the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards programme.
Farmer-owned co-operative LIC says its herd management system Minda Live and its corresponding app has evolved over the past year with more than 60 improvements added based on farmer feedback.
The development of a methane inhibitor to help reduce livestock methane emissions has real potential, says AgResearch research director Trevor Stuthridge.
A North Otago dairy farming family have created an on-farm oasis that allows visitors the chance to cool off in the hot summer months.
Hawke's Bay dairy farmer Ivan Knauf says he's thrilled to be able to fence a significant 90-hectare wetland surrounded by native bush on his farm.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding rural landowners of their responsibility to protect the region's stopbanks this winter.
Surface ponding water is the factor that has the most effect on cows' lying time - and hence animal welfare - in winter grazing paddocks, says DairyNZ senior scientist Dawn Dalley.
The Government's recent decision to delay Intensive Winter Grazing (IWG) rules until May 2022, following pressure from farming and industry groups, has provided farmers with a year-long opportunity to demonstrate how best practice management on-farm can influence future environmental policy.
A major, three-year research project is underway in Taranaki to see what can be done to practically reduce the environmental footprint of dairy farmers and, above all, ensure that farms remain profitable. Reporter Peter Burke looks at the initiative and how it's progressing.
Genetics will play a key role in helping dairy farmers meet climate targets at a herd level, while maintaining the highest quality milk production, says CRV managing director James Smallwood.
A Southland farmer believes careful planning is the key to mitigating potential risks of grazing livestock on fodder crops during the winter.
Fonterra recently announced a forecast milk price range for the coming season of $7.25 to $8.75 per kgMS, with a midpoint of $8.00 per kgMS.
Winter is around the corner, and while it can pose a significant challenge for nutrient management, some simple actions can reduce winter nutrient loss.
Farmers preparing to graze livestock on fodder crops this winter are being encouraged to use a new checklist and other practical resources now available sector-wide.
Waikato Milking Systems is teaming up with Dutch dairy herd management technology maker Nedap to launch two new products.
Rural insurer FMG is offering up three tips for farmers and contract milkers to support a successful Moving Day this year.
Marc and Nia Jones are getting ready to move farm on 1 June to a new sharemilking opportunity at a 370-hectare farm at Mamaku.
Farming is in Matt Walker's blood.
Although many people on the planet are willing to pay more for New Zealand produce, productive land to grow that food and fibre is becoming unavailable here in our own backyard.
The farmer co-operative says it is committed to educating and upskilling the next generation of leaders in the agricultural industry.
Ravensdown has appointed Garry Diack as its new chief executive, replacing Greg Campbell who has held the position at the farmer-owned co-operative for the past eight years.