Cuddly cows

If you're stressed and have a couple hundred dollars lying around, why not try cow cuddling?

Stingy

The organisers of the inaugural two-day Pasture Summit have got it wrong in asking journalists to pay a $380 registration fee.

 
Te-Han Chow, Fonterra.

OPINION: Asia is the ‘hot zone’ for dairy and will be the next dairy goldmine, especially the markets in China, India and some South-East Asian countries.

 
PM Jacinda Ardern and Damien O’Connor launching the Mycoplasma bovis recovery package at Julie and Bruce Stevenson’s Wairarapa farm after they were cleared of M. bovis and had restocked. – Photo Supplied

Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity, Damien O’Connor explains what's been done this year in government. 

Martyn Dunne.

It was once jokingly said that the next most-important job after the All Blacks coach is the head of the Ministry for Primary Industries.

New career?

The Hound reckons former agriculture minister and speaker of the House David Carter is heeding calls for him to get out of the political game.

One law for all?

The Hound would like to know why Greenpeace activists who break the law never get punished.

Hypocrisy ok

Your canine crusader is usually not a fan of politicians showing as hypocrites.

Arrogant twit

Your old mate is unsurprised at how much arrogance is taking over Government MPs – after only one year in power.

Milk is us – not you!

New Zealand dairy farmers are joining the push against the alternative drink producers milking consumers over the naming of their products.

What do Italians offer as collateral when seeking loans from the Italian bank Credito Emiliano (Credem)? Cheese, of course.

Animal rights group Peta is ruffling feathers with its latest claim, alleging that cow milk is a symbol used by white supremacists.

It's crunch time for dairy and beef farmers as they decide how much the two sectors will pay, respectively, toward cleaning up the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, likely to cost $870 million over 10 years. 

About this time of the year, we always seem to get calls from merchants and farmers asking several versions of the same question: “Is it too late to plant maize silage in November?” 

OPINION: Horticulture New Zealand believes it is time to take a strategic and measured look at where we grow our food and protect those regions so that we can feed our future generations with fresh, healthy food. 

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, has extensive economic and environmental benefits for farmers, especially New Zealand’s grains industry. 

The theme of the recent Bragato Conference seemed to resonate strongly with many attendees – we have certainly had a lot of great feedback.

 

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