Farmers considering using lucerne as a flushing feed going into ewe mating should be cautious, especially if the weather has been wet and warm.
The Otago-based Bruce District Action Group is transitioning to a self-funded group now that the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) has ended.
Pasture resilience will be the key theme of this year's Pasture Symposium, which is being held in the Waikato during May.
DairyNZ says next month's Farmers' Forum will provide farmers with insights into practical solutions to help farmers sustain on-farm success.
A beauty therapist who turned to dairy farming has won the DairyNZ Good Boss competition.
It's that time of the year when the country's top Māori dairy farms claim the spotlight as part of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to determine the winner of this annual event. For the last two weeks field days have been held at two of the three farms in the competition and as Dairy News goes to press, a third one is taking place.
As the autumn sun rose in the east, the first of more than 100 people from around the district started arriving for the field day.
Pouarua Farms is the largest, single dairy platform in the Hauraki region and it can also lay claim to be one of the best Maori dairy farms in the country.
Nalayini and Chinniah, both in their 50s, have overcome more obstacles than most couples do in a lifetime.
The other day I read a couple of articles that made me think. The first, published in Stuff was on a report by Otago and Victoria Universities on the number of Kiwis at risk of getting bowel cancer because they live in areas with an elevated water nitrate level.
An agronomist is warning that unusually high insect pressure has seen spring-sown crops take a real hiding in some regions this season.
The 2021 Auckland/Hauraki dairy manager of the year Stephanie Walker says the dairy industry awards competition has provided her with invaluable networking.
Ravensdown's ClearTech dairy effluent treatment system reduces phosphate leaching by an “astounding” amount, according to recent research.
Purpose-built ponds that provide a safe haven for whitebait are being hailed as a success by Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff, following the results of a recent overnight trapping operation.
New Zealand farmers are having input into the development of a revolutionary irrigation prototype as its Feilding-based software engineers seek to refine its design.
Recent St Peter’s School Cambridge graduate, Annabelle McGuire, set off to Lincoln University in mid-February full of excitement as she embarks on a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing qualification.
Dairy farmers getting their applied nitrogen down to the proposed national 190kg/ha limit will take time, says Ashburton farm consultant Mark Everest.
Without data and benchmarking, farmers are in the dark about their performance, particularly when it comes to animal health and welfare.
Southland based farm consultant Allison McDonald reckons using OverseerFM is a big help in developing Farm Environment Plans (FEPs).
Regenerative Agriculture (RA) is presently a hot topic of discussion.
New modelling from the Climate Change Commission has outlined a major task ahead for the agribusiness industry in New Zealand.
Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures.
Farmers must assess the milk cooling systems on a regular basis to ensure it meets requirements set out by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
The Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand Code of Practice for the design and operation of Farm Dairies introduced new milk cooling standards over two years ago.