Warren King (left) and David Chapman.

Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures.

Dairy operators must have records to confirm that milk cooling requirements are being met.

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).

Farmers are urged to check the performance of current plate heat exchangers in their milking sheds.

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.

 
Refrigeration is a key element in ensuring milk is cooled and stored at the correct temperature.

Refrigeration is a key element in ensuring milk is cooled and stored at the correct temperature and there are a range a range of products and solutions for dairy farms of varying sizes.

 
Sophie Ridd, the 2021 Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Massey University student Sophie Ridd is this year’s recipient of Ravensdown’s Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship.

Back: George Ricketts - Solutions Architect, IoT, Bradley Carter - Software Engineer, Curtis Preston - Software Engineer. Front: Mike Debney - Team Lead, Software Engineering, Victoria Wassilieff - Software Engineer

A team of Feilding-based software engineers has helped mastermind a game-changing irrigation prototype that diagnoses its own operating faults and can launch a drone to manage crops at leaf level.

Mt Cass two-tooth Wiltshire ewes sold for $375 to a gallery of willing buyers.

A seemingly never-ending plunge in strong wool prices is proving to be a boon for a sheep breed that doesn’t produce the increasingly worthless fibre – the Wiltshire.

Failing to plan is planning to fail

It seems basic human nature that when things are tough, we become very focused on surviving. We concentrate on doing the essential things that will enable us to get through the pressure or difficulty we are facing. 

Neko McDonald was the top performing Holstein Friesian New Zealand youth member at the camp.

A Taranaki teenager has been recognised for his cattle handling skills, ability with a pair of clippers and all-round talent, at a competitive dairy cattle event in Southland.

What started with planting some acacia trees 25 years ago has become a multi-generational passion for the Hunt family in Te Awamutu.

Mastitis expert Steve Cranefield says as long as the basics of mastitis management are followed the risk of one cow spreading mastitis to another cow is quite low.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is launching a beef programme, which it says is designed to generate more income for beef producers and the economy while also protecting the environment.

Ross and Kristy Conder are not milking your typical Southland herd. The successful farming couple 50:50 sharemilk 840 predominantly Jersey cows at Otapiri, near Winton.

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