Tuesday, 07 December 2021 10:30

Hit job

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: News that New Zealand taxpayers forked out nearly $50,000 for a documentary that smears the dairy industry will go down like a cup of cold sick among industry workers.

The film, currently screening in New Zealand cinemas, claims that the dairy industry causes climate change, pollutes water, destroys land, abuses cows, and victimises dairy farmers.

The NZ Taxpayers Union says with constant shots of the Beehive in the trailer, and contributions from Greenpeace, SAFE and the Green Party, the film appears to be more of a leftist propaganda against farmers.

Many industry workers will be scratching their heards at the NZ Film Commission decision to approve the grant. What a way for NZ taxpayers to repay an industry that helped prop up the country's economy over the past two challenging years!

More like this

Do the maths!

OPINION: The Hound sees Greenpeace is still demanding the demise of farming in this country.

Seaweed saviour

OPINION: Scientists in Ireland are going underwater to solve their dairy sector’s methane conundrum.

Due recognition

OPINION: National's new leader Christopher Luxon’s first speech after his elevation to the top job included one important line about the engine of the economy: “Our provincial heartland feels taken for granted. Our farmers are not villains!” he told the press gallery.

Worth it?

OPINION: Climate Change Minister James Shaw and his 14-strong entourage to the COP26 summit in Glasgow are back home.

Poo-powered BMW

OPINION: Car maker BMW is partnering with a California dairy farm to turn effluent into clean energy to power its electric cars.

National

Plan makes co-op competitive

Fonterra's proposed capital structure will allow the co-operative to compete with other processors based on its milk price and overall…

Elite herd offered online

An elite Southland Friesian herd is set to become the biggest single livestock offering sold online so far.

Machinery & Products

Solution for rowdy cattle

Having walked away with a Fieldays Innovation Award and a useful cheque back in June, Springarm Products has recently signed…

Next generation swathers

Claas' latest generation of seven, dual-rotor central LINER swathers are said to offer numerous innovative features and functions to ensure…

Below ground fert server

Bavarian fertiliser spreader manufacturer Rauch is testing a prototype unit for depositing fertiliser in row crops to depths of 10…

Press screw separator

Probably best known for its chopping units that form an integral part of many manufacturers’ umbilical effluent spreading and injection…

Hydrogen power to cut emissions

While the automobile industry heads full tilt down the electrification route, heavier industries such as trucking and construction appear to…

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Seaweed saviour

OPINION: Scientists in Ireland are going underwater to solve their dairy sector’s methane conundrum.

Due recognition

OPINION: National's new leader Christopher Luxon’s first speech after his elevation to the top job included one important line about…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter