Emma Higgins, Rabobank.

New Zealand dairy farmers can look forward to a good season in 2017-18, after having enjoyed the fruits of improved commodity prices much earlier than their global counterparts.

Peter Gilbert.

Dairy farmer Peter Gilbert is the new president of the Canterbury A&P Association for 2017. He was elected at the annual meeting, replacing Warrick James.

Nathan Guy.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming new figures forecasting that primary exports will reach $37.5 billion for the year ending June 2017.

Research at the universities of Otago and Auckland is aimed at developing and field testing new teat sanitising products within two-three years, to control bovine mastitis.

Opportunity for New Zealand agritech products and services, particularly dairy, is presenting in a number of developing markets, says NZ Trade and Enterprise customer manager Lisa Marcroft.

A milestone 55 years in the making was passed in a split-second: with one clamp of a tag punch LIC tagged its 10,000th sire proving scheme (SPS) bull calf.

Owl Farm, a partnership between St Peters School Cambridge and Lincoln University, strives to demonstrate best practice in dairy farming and to encourage young people into the industry.

Recent comments by BNZ agribusiness head John Janssen about risks supposedly posed by Healthy Rivers plans to rural land values are questionable, says Bayleys country manager Simon Anderson.

 

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