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.
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.
OPINION: This guy deserves a medal!
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.
OPINION: So, Fonterra believes New Zealand has reached peak milk.
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.
OPINION: The country's farmers are feeling disregarded, discontented, disrespected and disgruntled.
Nearly 50 years ago, back in the early 70’s, a passenger plane went down shortly before midnight, crashing into the Florida everglades.
OPINION: There was a time when to be a public servant, or to be in the public service, was something honourable and noble.
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!
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.
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.
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: Farm staff shortages in Southland and around the country are getting worse.
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: Has Fonterra's capital structure review hit a snag?
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.