Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:55

Milk ‘em instead

Massey University sheep milking expert Craig Prichard’s fun exhibit at Fieldays -- allowing site visitors to milk a sheep -- had seriously optimistic intent.

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Monday, 17 July 2017 07:55

Milk needs promotion

Milk and dairy products need ongoing promotion in New Zealand, says a nutritional physiology professor at Massey University.

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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.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:55

Sheep milk sector can be a winner for NZ

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.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:55

Adapt or die – Massey boss

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.

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Friday, 24 February 2017 14:55

Name change needed for greater precision

‘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.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 08:55

Dairy sector has bullying behaviour – critic

Massey University ecologist Mike Joy, and dairy industry critic, has accused the sector of bullying behaviour.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:55

Co-ops dominate agri food sector – report

A report into New Zealand’s cooperative sector shows the top 30 members are very strong in agri-foods.

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:27

Tough contest for dairy industry scholars

DairyNZ has awarded 55 scholarships to tertiary students as part of a wider drive to support young talent into the dairy industry.

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Another year has almost passed us by – again – and it is time for the annual review of 2016 in the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team.

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