Stop making decisions for farmers

OPINION: From my observations of general media reporting it seems that in today’s world no one wants to take responsibility for their actions.

Walkers versus cows

OPINION: A North Yorkshire teacher has become at least the second member of the public to be trampled to death by cows in the UK this year.

Eyes have it

OPINION: Painting eyes on the backsides of cows could save their lives, according to new research by Australian scientists.

 
Sale under scrutiny

OPINION: The sale of one of New Zealand’s oldest dairy cooperatives will be in the spotlight this week.

 
Cows and earthquakes

OPINION: It has long been suggested that animals have senses that humans don’t, and often behave differently than usual shortly before an earthquake hits.

Battle is on

OPINION: One of Australia’s biggest dairy businesses is back on the market after the Federal Government knocked back a bid by Chinese company Mengniu.

Jumping the gun

OPINION: Someone at DairyNZ got too excited by news that the Government was finally allowing migrant farm workers stuck overseas since March to return to New Zealand.

Hero to zero

OPINION: The unworkable winter grazing rules facing dairy farmers have not gone unnoticed by another essential industry feeling under-appreciated, post-Covid.

DairyNZ's election wishlist

DairyNZ has released its ten policy priorities for the 2020 election and its The View from the Cow Shed report which provides policymakers with insight from the farm.

Ag ignored?

OPINION: Despite the rhetoric from the government about agriculture leading the post-Covid recovery, our primary industries seem to be out of the loop when it comes to the Covid response.

OPINION: Vegans take note, a report published by the UK Sustainable Food Trust not only implicitly challenges the assumption that veganism and environmentalism work in symbiosis, it tacitly suggests that the two movements are in actual conflict with each other.

OPINION: Fonterra has copped a serve for allowing non-farming jobs on its Farm Source platform.

OPINION: While not wanting to spend too much time sympathising with Aucklanders, Milking It can’t avoid noting how absurd it is that our biggest city has been drenched with rain over recent weeks, yet its dams were run so low, residents still aren’t allowed to use their garden hoses and…

OPINION: Consumers around the world are going wild for plant-based innovation and ice cream is no exception.

OPINION: David Bortolussi is jumping out of underwear and into A2 Milk and he bags a $5.5 million compensation package along the way.

OPINION: Animal rights activists SAFE are again taking aim at the dairy industry. This time, someone stumbled upon dead calves left on public land in Taranaki.

OPINION: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ assertion that New Zealand farming doesn’t need overseas machinery drivers hasn’t gone down well with farming leaders.

OPINION: New Zealanders have become disconnected from reality and what makes good Government policy.

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Eyes have it

OPINION: Painting eyes on the backsides of cows could save their lives, according to new research by Australian scientists.

Walkers versus cows

OPINION: A North Yorkshire teacher has become at least the second member of the public to be trampled to death…

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