Oat dear!

OPINION: Oat 'milk' is facing a crisis of sorts.

Cows to stay home

OPINION: Eleven cows from Auckland's Cornwall Park will no longer be exported to Mongolia to participate in a breeding programme.

No fooling around

OPINION: The non-performing China Farms have always been a source of headaches for Fonterra.

Conspiracy Cranks

OPINION: If we needed further proof that the Outdoors Party has drifted away from from being about hunting & fishing and is now home to every conspiracy theory known to man, look no further than its recent statements about the Covid vaccine.

Up to 20% of livestock are lost to disease each year.

OPINION: As we struggle to fathom how we ended up in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic, we're reminded of the importance of vaccinations to protect us from life-threatening diseases.

A dairy snack for kids made by the Gloriavale Christian Community has been dropped by two distributors because of "reputational" issues.

Cows in lockdown

OPINION: Over the past year the world has been shown the psychological damage that lockdown can have on human wellbeing.

Seaweed to the rescue

OPINION: Researchers at the University of California report an 82% reduction in methane emissions in cows fed small doses of seaweed a day for 21 weeks.

Foot in mouth

OPINION: A mate of Milking It recently opined that Ag Minister Damien O'Connor is a sitter for the moniker 'Minister of Foot in Mouth Disease' after yet another clumsy public statement.

Lake Camp, Mid Canterbury.

OPINION: One of the better parts of being on the Ashburton water zone committee is you get to meet interesting people out in the field and you are not always stuck in the committee room.

OPINION: The Government's delay in responding to an advisory group’s recommendations to improve winter grazing rules in Southland and North Otago is puzzling.

OPINION: Researchers at Chulalongkorn Graduate University have developed 'PASS+', a system that uses UV light to help keep milk fresh and reduce transportation costs for farmers.

OPINION: The misery of a2 milk is being passed onto its New Zealand partners, including Canterbury processor Synlait.

OPINION: In recent years Fonterra has been ridiculed by commentators about the fact that it has been upstaged by a young dairy company, a2 Milk.

OPINION: Fonterra farmers will be hoping (and praying) for their second ever $8-plus milk price this season, but for the co-op's 70 organic milk suppliers, another $10-plus payout is almost a certainty.

OPINION: We've been encouraged to grow our own for many years, now researchers at two Sydney universities have found a way of making 'green' ammonia and say their discovery could provide a major boost to farmers and speed up a global push to renewable hydrogen fuel.

OPINION: Fake milk works for some. Fashionable Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly is seeking a US stock market listing that could value the business at as much as NZ$13 billion.

If you think labour shortage on New Zealand dairy farms is unique to our country, then think again.

OPINION: Nitrates from dairy farms have long been suspected of polluting waterways around New Zealand, now they could be "killing" people, according to Greenpeace.

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Oat dear!

OPINION: Oat 'milk' is facing a crisis of sorts.

Cows to stay home

OPINION: Eleven cows from Auckland's Cornwall Park will no longer be exported to Mongolia to participate in a breeding programme.

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