Nestle's admission

OPINION: It is the biggest dairy company in the world but Nestle is under pressure after admitting that more than 60% of its biggest selling products are not exactly healthy.

Milk is healthy

OPINION: Promoters of 'healthy' plant-based 'milk' take note! Regular consumption of cow milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to new research.

Knife to the heart

OPINION: TVNZ's recent 'Q&A' programme has a lively discussion on methane emissions and how dairy farmers are doing their bit to reduce the sector's emissions.

Surrounded by fools

OPINION: If you ever needed proof that we're surrounded by idiots, and event that occurred during the weekend of the Canterbury floods provided it.

Kowbucha

OPINION: New Zealand's efforts to cut its methane output from cows is making international news.

Cooler reception

OPINION:The reception at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards the following night in Hamilton was slightly less warm for Damien O'Connor.

Honi O'Connor

OPINION: Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor doesn't get too many plaudits these days, but at this month's Ahuwhenua Awards he got one that took him by surprise and, he said, it was one of the nicest things anyone has said to him in a long time.

Less-gassy bulls

There may soon be another tool available to cut your climate footprint - select less-gassy bulls out of a catalogue.

Rock and a hard place

OPINION: Appease the Chinese and protect your export trade, like dairy products, or infuriate them and face sanctions.

Floating farm sinking?

OPINION: Two years ago, it was launched as the world's first floating platform housing a herd of cows and a dairy, and generated headlines around the world.

Bare-breasted milk protest

OPINION: The Australian dairy industry came under another attack last week - this time from bare-breasted People for the Ethical Treatment of the Animals (PETA) activists.

Our loss, Oz's gain

OPINION: While the Labour government has banned NZ livestock exports, worth up to $500 million annually, their Australian counterparts have no such intentions.

Vegan diets doomed to fall

OPINION: The hype around veganism has exploded worldwide and many are reportedly flocking to join this trendy ethical and environmental movement.

OPINION: The Chinese owners of Australia’s biggest and oldest dairy farming business are facing scrutiny from authorities and all eyes are on Fonterra.

OPINION: Film director James Cameron is adamant that his plans to transform 1,500 hectares of land in South Wairarapa into an organic vegetable farm remain on track.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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Nestle's admission

OPINION: It is the biggest dairy company in the world but Nestle is under pressure after admitting that more than…

Milk is healthy

OPINION: Promoters of 'healthy' plant-based 'milk' take note! Regular consumption of cow milk is not associated with increased levels of…

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