Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9,000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.
With the COVID-19 lockdown placing even greater emphasis on the need for reliable internet networks, a former All Black is working to keep New Zealand’s rural folk connected.
Farmer Jane Smith was “blown away” by the group dynamic and drive when she and husband Blair hosted the North Otago-based Growth and Development in Farming Action Group at Newhaven Farms in Oamaru.
The dairy landscape in New Zealand is changing, as it is around the world.
Six months after implementing a groundbreaking new farming system, Alan Law’s Whakatane dairy farm is an oasis of green among drought-stricken neighbouring farms.
It’s been a tough summer for most dairy farms including Owl Farm, the St Peter’s School demonstration farm near Cambridge.
Pioneer forage specialist, Ian Williams on the many things that won’t change for agriculture through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A small Waikato dairy farm with one Lely Astronaut A4 robot has proven that robotic milking is also effective with a small herd.
The decision to move to overseas genetics has put a Northland farming couple on the track to achieving 500kgMS/cow.
Focusing resources on improving reproductive performance can offer economic, social, and legal benefits.
Good strides are being made in the Ministry for Primary Industry’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme, according to its new head.
Digital systems will come into their own with COVID-19 restrictions, says James Watson of TracMap.
Keep yourself and your employees safe at milking during COVID-19 with the following tips.
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal production sector, experiencing global annual growth rates of 6% over the past 15 years.
State-owned farmer Pāmu has been able to reduce nitrogen input on its Waimakariri dairy farm while maintaining milk and grass production, by using fertigation – the application of fertiliser through irrigation.
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.