New Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is meeting with his officials to discuss the next steps in dealing with the bacterial disease, Mycoplasma bovis.
A major new initiative to improve safety in farming has been launched by Landcorp, branded Pamu Academy.
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.
Fonterra farmers are confident their co-op was right in issuing a precautionary recall of infant formula four years ago.
Farmers and sharemilkers are reminded to update existing business agreements as they face joint liability for meeting upcoming changes in respect of their using palm kernel (PKE) as feed.
The change of government is rattling farmer confidence, according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
Telling the real dairy story is crucial in being able to attract the next generation of farm staff, scientists and rural professionals, says DairyNZ consulting officer Anna Arrends.
Westland Milk Products’ (WMP) chief executive says the co-op may in future look beyond the cow in the products it makes.
IrrigationNZ is back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems to help farmers improve the efficiency of their water applications.
A new strain of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease (calicivirus) is working as well as hoped since its release in Australia last autumn.
While overall dairy exports from New Zealand and Australia are declining, the European Union is showing strong export growth, says…
A move in the EU over licensing the use of glyphosate is bothering the farming industry.
Fonterra's short reign as Australia’s biggest milk processor could be over early next year.
Brexit presents “the biggest seismic change” to the dairy industry in the UK, says Tomas Pietrangeli, UK managing director of…
Canadian dairy company Saputo says its acquisition of Murray Goulburn will add to and complement the activities of its dairy…
Debate continues about what primary sector activities will be ‘best’ for New Zealand.
“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
In reflecting on the salary package/bonuses paid to Theo Spierings in the past season it is important to understand that…
Sadly, our cooperative has lost one of our strongest people with former director Michael Spaans passing away last week.
Professor Jon Hickford, from Lincoln University’s faculty of agriculture and life sciences, gives his view on where the new government…
The decision by Lely NZ’s parent company Lely to sell its grass machinery division to AGCO and concentrate on dairy…
New Zealand has a new sheep breed, shown last week at the Canterbury A&P Show.
Ideas and products for farming innovation and excellence will return for a third season at the East Coast Farming Expo …
The number of shareholders in the dairy industry is dropping.
AgResearch says it is starting a big programme to prepare New Zealand for the new era of digital agriculture.
Dairy goats, like meat and fibre goats, need good feed.
Agribusiness consultant Keith Woodford is a big fan of composting dairy barns.
Technology developed in New Zealand could save sheepmeat suppliers to a big UK supermarket chain $19 million annually, says the developer.
Goat milk may help lactose intolerance.
Hand-milking goats is not easy. Lifestyle farmer and retired veterinarian Dr Marjorie Orr explains.
Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profits, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is important for farmers.
The health and longevity of commercial ram teams is an area where farmers can spend a small amount of time and attention to make a big impact.
Leptospirosis is still severely under-reported, says a researcher of the disease.
Pareora dairy farmer Peter Collins has paid tribute to the man at the centre of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak in helping him set up his huge new dairy barn system.
The prospect of having to manage fly populations resistant to poisons is becoming a reality for more New Zealand farmers.
The Valtra T254 Versu won the coveted Tractor of the Year 2018 (TOTY) and Best Design 2018 awards at Agritechnica 17 last month in Hannover, Germany.
Anderson Group, in Quebec, Canada, has launched a trailer that collects wrapped silage bales on the move, with no risk of damaging the plastic film.
Welshy contracting is well-known in the South Canterbury region, for 16 years offering no-nonsense earthmoving, site clearance, trenching, directional drilling, vacuum excavation and fencing.
Gallagher has won the supreme award from New Zealand’s industrial design community -- a group beyond the farmgate.
Founded by Victor Joskin in 1968, the Belgian family-owned Joskin company is now reckoned the world’s largest maker of slurry and manure equipment, selling to 60 countries.
Buying a house, horse or car is often about first impressions, so the first look at the Skoda Octavia RS…
Following the meteoric rise in the SUV market over the last decade, Korean manufacturer Hyundai has launched a small SUV.
LDV distributor Great Lake Motors says it expects to shake up New Zealand’s ute market with its new LDV T60.
With the compact SUV sector making up 20% of the total SUV market, it’s not surprising to see Toyota launching…
When you tell your golfing buddies that you’ve just come back from the launch of the Range Rover Velar, they…
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