OPINION: Volatility? What volatility? Farmers are asking as global dairy prices rose for the fifth consecutive Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction last week.
Federated Farmers last month issued an advisory on Mycloplasma bovis to all members. Here are excerpts:
So, cows are a major source of methane but how do you measure how much gas a cow burps?
In Australia, animal activists are taking exception to electric shock collars for use on cattle, calling it the equivalent of farmers torturing cows.
Farmers are letting their fly-fishing rods do the talking this summer. Many refuse to buy trout fishing licences in protest against Fish & Game’s political attack on the dairy industry.
The blame game over the collapse of agri training provider Taratahi rages on.
New Zealand, a country of 4.7 million, produces enough food for 50 million people. But with 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050, the world needs to produce more nutrition – 30% more.
OPINON: Fonterra doesn't have the capital to take Tip Top to its next phase, so selling it now may be beneficial for the co-op's farmers.
Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.
A UK man has invented a vegan milk he hopes will be a best seller.
Greenpeace is pulling no punches in its ‘new’ campaign to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and supposedly save New Zealand’s rivers.
The Government's $9.9 million loan to Westland Milk is raising eyebrows.
Fonterra, take a bow.
Right now antibiotics are treating serious diseases worldwide, but resistance threatens the future of this essential form of defence.
Is New Zealand’s favourite ice cream brand about to change hands?
The world's biggest producer of milk, India, has a problem: at least 68% of dairy products sold there don’t meet the food standards.
Has Fonterra's new director Peter McBride just strengthened his case to become the co-op’s next chairman?
Attendees at the inaugural Pasture Summit in Hamilton this week should ask one pointed question to the organisers: which joker thought it a good idea to charge journalists a registration fee?
Another day, another ‘milk’ appears on the horizon.
Good things often come in smaller packages and it may soon be true for dairy farmers.
The organisers of the inaugural two-day Pasture Summit have got it wrong in asking journalists to pay a $380 registration fee.
If you're stressed and have a couple hundred dollars lying around, why not try cow cuddling?
OPINION: Fonterra farmers have delivered a stinging rebuke to the co-op leaders: don’t expect us to rubber stamp your director candidates, was the message in last week’s results.
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.