Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:53

Hemara to head Dairy Goat Co-op

Hamilton-based Dairy Goat Cooperative (DGC) has appointed David Hemara as its new chief executive.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 January 2018 14:55

NZ dairy goat rotary in demand

New Zealand expertise in designing and manufacturing dairy goat rotary platforms is in demand in China. 

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:55

Goat farmers still waiting

South Island dairy goat farmers still have no large-scale market for goat milk some 18 months after a Chinese-backed processing plant began to be built -- with some fanfare – at Ashburton.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:30

Fussy eaters need good feed

Dairy goats, like meat and fibre goats, need good feed. 

Published in Management
Friday, 08 December 2017 07:55

Solid year for dairy goat co-op

Goat farmers supplying milk to the Dairy Goat Cooperative (DGC) were paid $18.50/kgMS last year.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:55

Does goat milk help the lactose-intolerant?

Goat milk may help lactose intolerance.

Published in Management
Friday, 01 December 2017 08:55

How to grow your dairy goat herd

Hand-milking goats is not easy. Lifestyle farmer and retired veterinarian Dr Marjorie Orr explains.

Published in Management
Friday, 12 May 2017 14:55

Dairy goats worth the effort

Keeping goats can be a challenge for the farmer, but it's worth the effort.

Published in Management
Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:55

Long history of milking

Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction. 

Published in Management
Thursday, 06 October 2016 13:55

New challenge in milking goats

South Auckland farmer Hamish Noakes had no crystal ball four years ago when he pulled out of cow dairying and started milking goats.

Published in Management
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