National Agriculture spokesman David Bennett.

OPINION: The New Zealand dairy sector attracts the best and brightest from around the world; aspirational farmers that want to make the highest quality products in the best environment.

Photos - the authenticity of which are unknown - show that not all farmers are following winter grazing rules to the fullest.

OPINION: Just as Southland farmers were receiving praise from local authorities on their improved winter grazing practices, new photos surfaced of cows knee-deep in mud.

Microbe power

OPINION: Microbes fished from the stomachs of cows can gobble up certain kinds of plastic, including the polythylene terephthalate (PET) used in soda bottles, food packaging and synthetic fabrics.

 
Peak milk?

OPINION: So, Fonterra believes New Zealand has reached peak milk.

Utes are OK!

OPINION: The 'ute tax has exposed the rank ignorance of some proponents of the wokeness, encapsulated in a recent RNZ interview with environmentalist and 'liberate the lane' cyclist Kirsty Wild.

 
Farmer's Chaplain Colin Miller

Nearly 50 years ago, back in the early 70’s, a passenger plane went down shortly before midnight, crashing into the Florida everglades.

Thanks - not!

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons one of the few things you can guarantee in farming - a bit like rates and taxes - is that input prices will always go up!

Careful

OPINION: A mate of the Hound's reckons the PM needs to be a bit careful about who or what she claims is legitimate or not.

That's quick!

OPINION: The Hound hears the supposed new collegial working arrangement between Fed Farmers, Beef+Lamb NZ and DairyNZ is off to a rather rocky start.

Deluded?

OPINION: This old mutt's mate attended one of the recent Beef+Lamb NZ roadshows held in the lead up to its recent referendum.

OPINION: Waikato farmer John Heskett is putting milk on tap in Waikato cafes.

OPINION: AgResearch scientists are pushing boundaries to see how much quality sleep cows are getting.

OPINION: If you are involved in the dairy sector and don't access MediaWorks platforms, then good luck finding out anything about the Dairy Women's Network.

OPINION: Latest data on immigration from Statistics New Zealand shows migrant arrival numbers plummeted early last year and we all know the reason - Covid.

OPINION: As farmers, we are skilled at managing what happens inside the farm gate; it is the externalities, the factors we cannot control, that can cause the greatest amount of stress.

OPINION: After attending the Beef + Lamb NZ roadshow in Timaru, I have a level of discomfort around parts of the presentation.

OPINION: In the May 18 Rural News (page 22) there was a joint opinion piece by Andrew Morrision, chair of Beef+Lamb NZ, Jim van der Poel, chair of DairyNZ and Andrew Hoggard, president Federated Farmers.

OPINION: Your old mate - as well as most of the country's ag scientists - were already highly sceptical about the quality and depth of a 'research paper' produced by Landcare Research a couple of months back on Regenerative Agriculture (RA).

OPINION: This old mutt reckons the recent announcement of the reasons that the School Strike 4 Climate Auckland group is disbanding is beyond incredible.

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