Moosical cows

Kiwi cows are rock chicks, so a poll of dairy farmers around the country reveals.

 
Give up movies!

Film maker James Cameron’s advice to New Zealanders hasn’t gone down well.

Shaky vote

The upcoming vote on Westland Milk’s sale is getting interesting as the big day approaches next week.

 
Richard McIntyre.

Richard McIntyre, head of Federated Farmers sharemilkers section, was right on the money when he described plans to introduce the Farm Debt Mediation Bill as long overdue.

 
David Parker.

Environment Minister David Parker recently told a Forest & Bird meeting about the Productive and Sustainable Land Use package unveiled in the Budget. Here are excerpts from his speech.

Budget blues

Now that the circus surrounding the Budget’s release has subsided, Milking It makes the following observations about some of its contents.

James Shaw.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw presented the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill in Parliament last week. Here are excerpts from his speech.

UK activists have resumed their attack on the dairy industry.

The shelf life of fresh milk can be extended up to two months by a technology developed by an Australian company.

On emissions targets, dairy farmers are promoting the lower numbers put out last year by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton.

The farming sector has engaged in the national effort to draft a credible response to climate change so New Zealand is seen internationally to be doing its bit.

Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals (NZ) Ltd and owner of the fertiliser company Quinfert on why we need to be more thoughtful about fertiliser.

OPINION: Most of us are under the impression that all of New Zealand has fertile soil that’s great for growing food. It’s more or less a fairy tale.

A Tinder-inspired app called Tudder is helping farmers to match their cattle with suitable mates — by swiping right on cows they like the look of.

A farm equipment manufacturer is developing a toilet for cattle and has revealed that cows can be trained to use it.

 

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Moosical cows

Kiwi cows are rock chicks, so a poll of dairy farmers around the country reveals.

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Here's an interesting take on the composition of US dairy cows.

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