Moody cows

Mood swings are a well-known part of puberty, and it seems that’s it is not just humans. Canadian research suggests dairy cows can be moody teenagers too.

Revolving doors

Aussie farmers could be forgiven for recalling the name of their current Minister for Agriculture.

Spare us!

Good on Taika Waititi for winning an Oscar, especially for his brief acceptance speech during which he lectured us all on…nothing.

 
It must be an election year!

Greenpeace is again engaging in its favourite pastime….highlighting the state of NZ rivers and how fertiliser used on dairy farms are turning the rivers into hell holes.

 
Family time is quality time.

OPINION: Many sunsets ago, I learnt from one of the older father figures in my life the ageless truth that, “Balance is the key to life”. 

Ironic

This old mutt couldn’t believe the audacity of dairy company Synlait trying to spin its environmental credentials and how much it loves planting trees.

Biased?

Your old mate was disappointed, but not surprised to see a ‘study’ out of Otago University – quoted all over the mainstream media – selling the virtues of plant-based diet.

A dilemma

Your canine crusader reckons the fiercely anti GE, but pro sustainability Green Party has a dilemma on its hands, following a new, comprehensive study out of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University’s AgriTech in New York.

Stop it!

Speaking of virtue-signaling trite, the Hound notes that the taxpayer’s financial millstone – known as Landcorp or Pamu – has begun the year by trumpeting another one of its pointless PR exercises that is supposed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy about the Government-owned farming entity.

Busy, busy, busy. The countdown is on for the first vintage of the new decade and the one thing we can guarantee is it will be the best of the decade - so far, of course.

OPINION: Those of us who have been around for quite a few years will remember the unhappy and heady days when Britain joined the then EEC on the January 1, 1973.

OPINION: From weeding and spraying crops to taking care of cattle, digital technology is making its mark on agriculture.

UK farmers are up in arms over claims made in a TV documentary Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet.

Research on a herd of cows in southwest Scotland could play a part in helping humans live longer and healthier lives, scientists have said.

OPINION: National MP and senior whip Barbara Kuriger owes the dairy industry an explanation.

East Coast Farming Expo 2020 manager, Sue Wilson talks about the expo and her highlights from the last few years.

A mate of yours truly reckons one only needs to look at the gongs given out in the New Year Honours list to garner exactly what the current Government thinks of the farming sector.

This old mutt was not surprised to see a number of supposed ag industry ‘thought leaders’ (a pompous title if there was ever one) fully supportive of the embarrassing, woke joke that is the Primary Sector Council’s recently released  ‘vision’ for the sector.

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