Dung paint

India now has its own cow dung paint, a world-first. 

Fresh for 60 days

A Queensland-based company is set to release its own production of milk this year that stays fresh for at least 60 days.

Sanctuary closes

A North Canterbury cow sanctuary that was investigated by Ministry of Primary Industries for alleged animal welfare breaches has folded.

 
Friends?

OPINION: After years of fighting over farming, freshwater and sustainability Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are trying to kiss and make up.

Water donation?

OPINION: Fears of a summer without a daily swim have been doused in Tangiteroria, near Whangarei, after Fonterra Kauri filled the community pool as a donation.

 
Dine with a long spoon

OPINION: Some leaders in the New Zealand dairy industry will be keeping an anxious watch on the growing spat between China and Australia.

What emergency?

OPINION: Last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a “climate emergency” in Parliament.  

Nice speech, but...

OPINION: Publisher Stuff and lobby group Federated Farmers both like to preach about their respective high-minded virtues – Stuff, about “funding journalism”, Feds about “supporting our farming communities”.

Quiet offload

OPINION: Fonterra has quietly offloaded its 50% stake in Agrifeeds, a major importer of palm kernel expeller into New Zealand.

Greenpeace seeing red

OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the swearing in of the new Labour Government.

Avoiding listeria

OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing to report positive listeria results, is turning to plant-based products as it makes a comeback.

NZDG vs. Kiwi

OPINION: The big review of the Fonterra Shareholders Council threw a light on some quite negative sentiments among shareholders about its ‘watchdog’.

OPINION: Some of the biggest companies in the world have claimed millions of dollars in Covid-19 wage subsidies for their New Zealand operations, with some going on to pay huge dividends to investors.

OPINION: A North Yorkshire teacher has become at least the second member of the public to be trampled to death by cows in the UK this year.

OPINION: Painting eyes on the backsides of cows could save their lives, according to new research by Australian scientists.

OPINION: The sale of one of New Zealand’s oldest dairy cooperatives will be in the spotlight this week.

OPINION: It has long been suggested that animals have senses that humans don’t, and often behave differently than usual shortly before an earthquake hits.

OPINION: One of Australia’s biggest dairy businesses is back on the market after the Federal Government knocked back a bid by Chinese company Mengniu.

OPINION: Someone at DairyNZ got too excited by news that the Government was finally allowing migrant farm workers stuck overseas since March to return to New Zealand.

OPINION: The unworkable winter grazing rules facing dairy farmers have not gone unnoticed by another essential industry feeling under-appreciated, post-Covid.

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India now has its own cow dung paint, a world-first. 

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