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.
About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.
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.
DairyNZ has awarded 55 scholarships to tertiary students as part of a wider drive to support young talent into the dairy industry.