Find me on Tudder

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.

Cow toilet

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

 
Not happy with Westland

Westland Milk's decision to sell to Chinese company Yili may get the nod of farmer shareholders but politicians aren’t happy.

Fake protein spreading

Fonterra won't be the only dairy company investing in alternative protein: Nestle says it will launch plant-based burgers in Europe and the US this year.

 
Neutered?

When in Opposition, ‘Winston First’ used to enjoy standing on the sidelines criticising the sale of New Zealand companies to Chinese interests.

Toxic loan?

More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.

 
Moo love on the net

Cows and bulls searching for ‘moo love’ now have a mobile app to help their breeders.

Sneaky green

Green Party MP Golriz Gharaman is pushing a Members Bill that would give prisoners the right to vote and ban overseas donations to political parties.

Capital pains

National's constant prodding in Parliament recently about capital gains tax (CGT) has caused the Prime Minister to drop her veil of kindness and reveal anger and petulance instead.

Who’s right?

Did minister David Parker say it? Opposition’s Nathan Guy thinks so.

Pig of a claim

Fonterra finds itself at the centre of a row between two Sri Lankan cabinet ministers.

Magical thinking

While we're on the topic of a higher minimum wage, Horticulture NZ chief Mike Chapman is a clear thinker on this, cutting through the bulldust coming out of Wellington.

Burp it up

So, cows are a major source of methane but how do you measure how much gas a cow burps?

Shocking

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.

Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.

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.

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.

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?

 

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Find me on Tudder

A Tinder-inspired app called Tudder is helping farmers to match their cattle with suitable mates — by swiping right on…

Cow toilet

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

 
 

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