Dr Michelle Dickinson, AKA Nanogirl, will speak at the DairyNZ Farmers' Forum.

DairyNZ says next month's Farmers' Forum will provide farmers with insights into practical solutions to help farmers sustain on-farm success.

Beauty therapist-turned dairy farmer Tyla Ireland has won the DairyNZ Good Boss competition.

A beauty therapist who turned to dairy farming has won the DairyNZ Good Boss competition.

Kingi Smiler

It's that time of the year when the country's top Māori dairy farms claim the spotlight as part of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to determine the winner of this annual event. For the last two weeks field days have been held at two of the three farms in the competition and as Dairy News goes to press, a third one is taking place.

Stick to the science

The other day I read a couple of articles that made me think. The first, published in Stuff was on a report by Otago and Victoria Universities on the number of Kiwis at risk of getting bowel cancer because they live in areas with an elevated water nitrate level.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council contractor Courtney Williams assisting whitebait research in a small stream flowing into the Aongatete River, near Katikati.

Purpose-built ponds that provide a safe haven for whitebait are being hailed as a success by Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff, following the results of a recent overnight trapping operation.

Lindsay's New Zealand based software engineers Bradley Carter, Victoria Wassilieff and Curtis Preston working on smart pivot.

New Zealand farmers are having input into the development of a revolutionary irrigation prototype as its Feilding-based software engineers seek to refine its design.

Annabelle McGuire is excited about starting studies at Lincoln University.

Recent St Peter’s School Cambridge graduate, Annabelle McGuire, set off to Lincoln University in mid-February full of excitement as she embarks on a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing qualification.

Dairy operators must have records to confirm that milk cooling requirements are being met.

Farmers must assess the milk cooling systems on a regular basis to ensure it meets requirements set out by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).

Farmers are urged to check the performance of current plate heat exchangers in their milking sheds.

The Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand Code of Practice for the design and operation of Farm Dairies introduced new milk cooling standards over two years ago.

Refrigeration is a key element in ensuring milk is cooled and stored at the correct temperature.

Refrigeration is a key element in ensuring milk is cooled and stored at the correct temperature and there are a range a range of products and solutions for dairy farms of varying sizes.

Massey University student Sophie Ridd is this year’s recipient of Ravensdown’s Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship.

It seems basic human nature that when things are tough, we become very focused on surviving. We concentrate on doing the essential things that will enable us to get through the pressure or difficulty we are facing. 

A Taranaki teenager has been recognised for his cattle handling skills, ability with a pair of clippers and all-round talent, at a competitive dairy cattle event in Southland.

What started with planting some acacia trees 25 years ago has become a multi-generational passion for the Hunt family in Te Awamutu.

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