Stingy

The organisers of the inaugural two-day Pasture Summit have got it wrong in asking journalists to pay a $380 registration fee.

Cuddly cows

If you're stressed and have a couple hundred dollars lying around, why not try cow cuddling?

 
Te-Han Chow, Fonterra.

OPINION: Asia is the ‘hot zone’ for dairy and will be the next dairy goldmine, especially the markets in China, India and some South-East Asian countries.

 
Milk is us – not you!

New Zealand dairy farmers are joining the push against the alternative drink producers milking consumers over the naming of their products.

Not so cheesy

What do Italians offer as collateral when seeking loans from the Italian bank Credito Emiliano (Credem)? Cheese, of course.

Bizarre ravings

Animal rights group Peta is ruffling feathers with its latest claim, alleging that cow milk is a symbol used by white supremacists.

What is the ideal planting window for maize silage?

About this time of the year, we always seem to get calls from merchants and farmers asking several versions of the same question: “Is it too late to plant maize silage in November?” 

How will DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ split their $278m bill?

It's crunch time for dairy and beef farmers as they decide how much the two sectors will pay, respectively, toward cleaning up the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, likely to cost $870 million over 10 years. 

Climb every mountain

You would be udderly surprised to encounter a Simmental or Braunvieh running up the steps of New York’s One World Trade Center or Shanghai’s equally tall World Financial Center. 

Cows’ misery portrayed

PETA is at it again. It has rolled out Carly the cow to US schoolchildren, telling them of the complex emotional lives of cows and their suffering at the hands of dairy farmers and the wider industry.

A new audit of plant-based milk alternatives in Australia shows the category has grown by 58% in several products in two years, but health professionals are alerting Australians that not all ‘mylks’ are nutritionally equal.

It's amazing what people can find to moan about these days.

OPINION: Here's a question: one of these things is not like the others; it just doesn’t belong; which is it? Google HQ, Apple HQ, Amazon HQ, Fonterra HQ.

The sound of milk bottles is set to return to Marlborough.

Fish & Game took umbrage at a Milking It story on farmer Dean Rabbidge and his tweet. It says contrary to the report, F&G actually worked with Rabbidge on this wetland creation. 

Here's a pitch that will have the greenies seeing red. Intensive, high-yielding farming may be the best way to meet rising demand for food while conserving biodiversity, a new study has found.

 

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My goodness!

Another day, another ‘milk’ appears on the horizon.

Dwarf breeds impress

Good things often come in smaller packages and it may soon be true for dairy farmers.

 
 

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