Animal health experts are warning that the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis disease on a large South Canterbury farm could be “a potential game changer”.
Massey University sheep milking expert Craig Prichard’s fun exhibit at Fieldays -- allowing site visitors to milk a sheep -- had seriously optimistic intent.
Milk and dairy products need ongoing promotion in New Zealand, says a nutritional physiology professor at Massey University.
New Zealand's sheep milking industry plateaued a bit in the last year, says an organiser of last week’s Sheep Milk NZ Conference 2017.
Massey University's new vice-chancellor, professor Jan Thomas, says her role is to create an environment where academics are able to adapt and almost predict the future.
‘Accurate farming' would be more apt than ‘precision farming’ to describe this agricultural practice, says professor Simon Blackmore of Harper Adams University in the UK.
Massey University ecologist Mike Joy, and dairy industry critic, has accused the sector of bullying behaviour.
A report into New Zealand’s cooperative sector shows the top 30 members are very strong in agri-foods.