OPINION: It can only get harder to farm during the next 10 to 20 years — but pasture-based mitigation techniques can help.
OPINION: A misreported study from Denmark could spoil New Zealand’s reputation, or create health worries which are unfounded.
This old mutt notes that millionaire Hollywood producer and advocate for mung bean farming James Cameron is happy to fly around the world clocking up carbon emissions and telling NZ farmers to cull their cows.
A mate of the Hound reckons some major agricultural companies wanting to promote their ideas and services could learn from the young ladies from St Pauls Collegiate.
Your canine crusader has been told that claims by the controversial ‘agricultural economist’ Peter Fraser that Fonterra will ‘end up in foreign hands’ are not helping O’Connor and his team calm the waters in the dairy sector claim Fraser had a conflict of interest and should not have been part of Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s secret committee advising him on changes to the dairy industry.
The Hound reckons claims by the Government that it would be the most “open and transparent” ever elected when it took office are a recurring joke.
UK vegans are demanding a law change to ban discrimination against plant-based eaters in workplaces.
Even more fibreglass cows may join those seen ‘grazing’ Morrinsville streets for four years.
What do you do when milk consumption starts dropping? Open coffee carts in schools.
Lake Taupo, a supreme natural attraction, was inundated last week with 800,000L of raw sewerage when a water main burst on Lake Terrace.
It can only get harder to farm during the next 10 to 20 years.
OPINION: Damien O'Connor is never one to shy away from speaking his mind and ruffling a few feathers, and in a nice way he did this at Federated Farmers’ conference last week.
OPINON: New Zealand's large agricultural sector should not be seen as a hindrance to the development of a more modern and innovative economy.
It looks like the next attack on farming will take the form of a campaign against winter grazing and the negative impact this can have on livestock and water quality.
A mate of the Hound reckons former Fonterra director Ashley Waugh must have taken to heart his failure last year to get re-elected to the dairy co-op’s board.
Your old mate is constantly surprised at what snowflakes we have bred in the so-called ‘millennial’ and ‘generation Z’ types.
Your canine crusader finds it hard to have any fondness for the banks in this country.
Your old mate notes that a recent report out of Oxford University, no less, shows the carbon footprint of New Zealand’s milk production is pretty damn good.
OPINION: The current NZ farming system is no longer profitable and does not meet modern standards. It’s time for an entirely new system.
The upcoming vote on Westland Milk’s sale is getting interesting as the big day approaches next week.
Film maker James Cameron’s advice to New Zealanders hasn’t gone down well.
Here's an interesting take on the composition of US dairy cows.
Kiwi cows are rock chicks, so a poll of dairy farmers around the country reveals.
New Zealand wine prices are on the rise.
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