An emissions trading scheme would not address the problem of agricultural emissions, said DairyNZ last week in its submission to the Government on its proposals. Here are excerpts from the submission.
OPINION: Over the past week, Fonterra has been maligned by various commentators.
The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
Global animal health company DSM says it has a product that can help reduce emissions from cows by up to 30% but surprisingly the Government is not keen.
Two weeks after receiving their handsome payout from Chinese company Yili, it seems not all ex-Westland shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank.
What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?
Three times daily in summer the Holstein cows on a dairy farm north of Doha, Qatar, placidly step onto a circular platform to get hooked up to automated milking tubes.
A Scottish couple has had a compensation claim rejected after arguing one of their pedigree Highland cows got pregnant to their neighbour’s bull.
A new ‘cow cuddling’ service is the latest health trend to hit the US, with punters paying per hour to reap the ‘mental health benefits’.
Not everyone is ready to give up on Hokitika-based Westland Milk yet!
Managing director of Quin Environmentals, Bert Quin explains the two questions you should ask before riparian planting.
Dairy farmers have made clear to the Government that they don’t support a methane reduction target of 24% to 47% by 2050.
Could our riparian systems become overloaded and therefore useless?
OPINION: The united and unprecedented stand taken last week at Parliament was historic.
OPINION: Beleaguered Australian farmers are facing a fight on a new front.
OPINION: Australia hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Fonterra in recent years thanks to increasing competition among processors and supermarkets pushing their weight around.
OPINION: Credit where due, NZ Herald at least reported that agricultural leadership had pitched in to do its bit.
OPINION: Media bias against farming isn’t new in this country, but the level of ignorance among journalists is off the charts these days.
UK vegans are demanding a law change to ban discrimination against plant-based eaters in workplaces.
Even more fibreglass cows may join those seen ‘grazing’ Morrinsville streets for four years.
What do you do when milk consumption starts dropping? Open coffee carts in schools.
Lake Taupo, a supreme natural attraction, was inundated last week with 800,000L of raw sewerage when a water main burst on Lake Terrace.
OPINION: The current NZ farming system is no longer profitable and does not meet modern standards. It’s time for an entirely new system.
It can only get harder to farm during the next 10 to 20 years.