A chance find of suspicious mould in hay on a Fairlie beef farm has led to the discovery of a new blue cheese culture for Oamaru-based Whitestone Cheese.
Landcorp is to sponsor the Ahuwhenua Trophy, which recognises excellence in Maori dairy and sheep and beef farming.
The decision by Lely NZ’s parent company Lely to sell its grass machinery division to AGCO and concentrate on dairy technology, particularly robotic milking, has brought about changes in New Zealand and Australia.
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 next April at Wairoa.
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.
The disruptive forces facing New Zealand agriculture could mean a tough future for livestock farming, says the new president of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM).
We need to be tough on issues but careful with people, KPMG farm specialist, agri-food, Julia Jones told an Auckland Climate Change conference.
Fonterra has been asking its staff how it could do things differently and how it could disrupt itself, says Mark Piper, the co-op’s director of group R&D.
New Zealand's provenance story is not always based on clean and green; often it relates to the friendliness of the people, says Mark Piper, Fonterra’s director group R&D.
Modelling done by the European Community shows that its agriculture would be little affected by a free trade agreement with New Zealand, says John Ballingall of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
Of the top five countries New Zealand trades with, it only has trade deals with two, an ExportNZ conference has heard.
The confidence boost from winning the 2010 Dairy Trainee of the Year award is propelling a young sharemilker along a valuable career track, he says.
Auckland secondary schoolers will soon get a close look at farming without travelling far.
Despite challenges from competing land use and a drop in the national deer herd, the industry is well positioned to fulfil New Zealand’s goal to provide high quality protein products to the world’s best-heeled consumers.
A planting day on a farm at Kokopu, Northland, this month saw the first of 20,000 plants put in the ground to help local efforts to improve water quality.
Two Fonterra cheeses have won silver awards at the international Cheese Awards held recently at Nantwich, UK.
Lincoln University's transfer of its Telford agricultural training operation at Balclutha to Wairarapa-based Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre has been completed, on the payment of a token $1 for the campus and other assets.
Fonterra's Food Service division is a New Zealand success story, says director of global food service Grant Watson.
A new sheep milking business using a world-first combined milking/feeding platform will start operating by October.
Two dairy women – “humble and leading from the heart” – are among nominees in the Westpac ‘Women of Influence’ awards scheme.
Holstein Friesian New Zealand (HFNZ) believes the next big thing in the bull industry has arrived.
The dairy industry is ready to tackle environmental concerns, including its contribution to greenhouse gasses, says an independent report.
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