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.
The number of shareholders in the dairy industry is dropping.
We need to be tough on issues but careful with people, KPMG farm specialist, agri-food, Julia Jones told an Auckland Climate Change conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holstein Friesian New Zealand (HFNZ) believes the next big thing in the bull industry has arrived.
Two dairy women – “humble and leading from the heart” – are among nominees in the Westpac ‘Women of Influence’ awards scheme.
The dairy industry is ready to tackle environmental concerns, including its contribution to greenhouse gasses, says an independent report.
International seed business Germinal is increasing its presence in New Zealand, appointing Sarah Gard, of North Canterbury, as its trials and product development manager.
Health and safety (H&S) of people is the top priority for a farming group that’s among the largest in New Zealand.
Top quality Jersey cows sold at an average of $5364 at the recent Jersey Pride Elite Jersey sale in Wellington.
The Whanau in the award-winning mental health programme GoodYarn has just got bigger.
A new Global Dairy Trade Marketplace platform launched a year ago has attracted registered sellers from Europe, USA, Asia and Oceania.
DairyNZ director Ben Allomes says dairy farmer morale has lifted in the last few months to sit now at six or seven out of ten.
North Otago farmer Matt Ross has been elected to the LIC board for a four-year term.
World dairy experts believe there’s plenty of stretch left in the science that has made mozzarella a New Zealand success story.
The Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) conferences will be held in three North Island venues next month.