National Agriculture spokesman David Bennett.

OPINION: The New Zealand dairy sector attracts the best and brightest from around the world; aspirational farmers that want to make the highest quality products in the best environment.

Photos - the authenticity of which are unknown - show that not all farmers are following winter grazing rules to the fullest.

OPINION: Just as Southland farmers were receiving praise from local authorities on their improved winter grazing practices, new photos surfaced of cows knee-deep in mud.

Microbe power

OPINION: Microbes fished from the stomachs of cows can gobble up certain kinds of plastic, including the polythylene terephthalate (PET) used in soda bottles, food packaging and synthetic fabrics.

Peak milk?

OPINION: So, Fonterra believes New Zealand has reached peak milk.

Utes are OK!

OPINION: The 'ute tax has exposed the rank ignorance of some proponents of the wokeness, encapsulated in a recent RNZ interview with environmentalist and 'liberate the lane' cyclist Kirsty Wild.

Milk on tap

OPINION: Waikato farmer John Heskett is putting milk on tap in Waikato cafes.

Cow sleep science

OPINION: AgResearch scientists are pushing boundaries to see how much quality sleep cows are getting.

Smart move?

OPINION: If you are involved in the dairy sector and don't access MediaWorks platforms, then good luck finding out anything about the Dairy Women's Network.

More migrants?

OPINION: Latest data on immigration from Statistics New Zealand shows migrant arrival numbers plummeted early last year and we all know the reason - Covid.

Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor's trip to Europe to negotiate free trade agreements could be 'Mission Impossible'.

OPINION: When Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor arrives back in the country in a few days' time, don't expect him to be waving around a piece of paper saying NZ has nailed free trade agreements (FTAs) with the UK and EU.

OPINION: University researchers in the UK believe that a cow will produce more milk if you give it a name.

OPINION: Auckland yoghurt maker The Collective claims it is the first New Zealand dairy yoghurt brand to offer a plant-based range.

OPINION: The debate over whether it's okay to drive a petrol guzzling ute polluting our environment with carbon dioxide is getting personal.

OPINION: It seems the Australian Government has realised how serious the labour shortage issue for its agriculture sector.

OPINION: It is the biggest dairy company in the world but Nestle is under pressure after admitting that more than 60% of its biggest selling products are not exactly healthy.

OPINION: Promoters of 'healthy' plant-based 'milk' take note! Regular consumption of cow milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to new research.

OPINION: It took Methven farmers Laurence and Philly Rooney a few days before they could access their flood-ravaged farm.


OPINION: TVNZ's recent 'Q&A' programme has a lively discussion on methane emissions and how dairy farmers are doing their bit to reduce the sector's emissions.

OPINION: If you ever needed proof that we're surrounded by idiots, and event that occurred during the weekend of the Canterbury floods provided it.

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