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.
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.
For Southland dairy farmers Ferdinand Vries and Stacey Young, running an environmentally friendly operation has become top priority in recent years.
Leading Australian food exporter SunRice is expanding into New Zealand with the purchase of Ingham’s dairy nutrition business.
Massey University student Sophie Ridd is this year’s recipient of Ravensdown’s Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship.
Fonterra says new analysis showing New Zealand dairy farms having the lowest carbon footprint in the world is a result of the country’s unique pasture-based farming.
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.
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.
Massey University's sheep team is examining the economic impact and the production consequences of crossbreeding with Wiltshires to a fully shedding flock.
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.
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.
A large dairy farming operation, linked to Fonterra chairman Peter McBride, has been fined $47,000 for an effluent management breach.
Another New Zealand company has had success exporting dairy technology to China.
What started with planting some acacia trees 25 years ago has become a multi-generational passion for the Hunt family in Te Awamutu.
DairyNZ says it supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes.
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.
Milking cows, goats and sheep on one farm has been a steep learning curve for Te Aroha farmer Kevin Schuler and his brother Paul.
New Zealand dairy is unique when it comes to nutrition.
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.
A breeding programme, delivering cows that milk better and are better for the environment, is progressing well.