Lincoln University has unveiled plans for what is expected to be a globally-unique Energy Demonstration Farm to help the primary sector meet its future zero-carbon obligations.
A Hamilton soil and water consultant is questioning the effectiveness of the dairy effluent storage calculator on Waikato farms.
Encouraging farmers to share ideas for achieving sustainable freshwater management has motivated the launch of a new award — with a trip to the US up for grabs.
HerdHome System Ltd founders Tom and Kathy Pow are back at the helm of the company they founded 20 years ago.
Dry weather conditions are putting Bay of Plenty Regional Council waterways under unusual pressure.
In his third season, sharemilker and Ravensdown shareholder James Barbour takes us through the farm’s approach to nutrient management.
Fodder beet can be a key part of your farm’s feed regime, but restrict its usage, says DairyNZ.
What should you do when your milk fat percentage has fallen?
Public attitudes on environmental issues are driving policy, according to the director of the Farmed Landscapes Research Centre (FLRC) at Massey University.
Scientists are calling on farmers to help in the quest for the biological control of the noxious weed, nassella tussock.
Fonterra is beginning to install new milk vat monitoring systems over the next couple of years.
A Taranaki farmer’s 40-year commitment to breeding Holstein Friesians is set to come to an emotional end.
A board position with the Dairy Women’s Network has opened up as Waikato dairy farmer Tracy Brown steps down from her role as a trustee.
Marlborough deer farmer Justin Stevens has the records of all his deer dating back to 2016.
Deer Industry NZ says it has beefed-up its farmer services by appointing Phil McKenzie as its new manager of farm performance.
New research shows that it is possible to reduce traditional fertiliser recommendations for growing fodder beet – sometimes by more than half the usual amount – with no effect on crop yield or quality.
Overseer is proving valuable as a resource management and decision-making tool on Lanercost, Beef + Lamb NZ’s new farm in North Canterbury.
Jane Argyle-Reed, partner in Ashburton law firm Argyle Welsh Finnigan, and her team, outline some of the recent changes in legislation that will be of interest to the rural and farming sectors.
After travelling around the USA's mid-West, Pioneer forage specialist Ian Williams has five pieces of advice for NZ dairy farmers.
Turnips are a brassica root crop commonly used as a fast-maturing single-graze crop to bridge a summer feed gap and maintain milk production.
Farmers will soon have an app to help them make better decisions about controlling erosion and reducing sediment entering New Zealand waterways.
Delaval says its latest addition to the VMS product line, the new V310 detects heat and pregnancy automatically during the milking process.
A dairy farmer’s first and best defence against mastitis and teat-end damage comes down to one decision.
Dairy infrastructure can have a major impact on milking efficiency and the comfort of cows and milkers, says DairyNZ.