Farm levy/rebates way to go

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.

 
Milk on tap

The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.

Behind the eight ball

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.

 
Wild West

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.

 
Beating the desert heat

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.

Unreliable case

A Scottish couple has had a compensation claim rejected after arguing one of their pedigree Highland cows got pregnant to their neighbour’s bull.

Cuddle a cow

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 quitting

Not everyone is ready to give up on Hokitika-based Westland Milk yet!

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.

 

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The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.

Behind the eight ball

Global animal health company DSM says it has a product that can help reduce emissions from cows by up to…

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