Made French style in Oamaru

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.

 
Samuel Anderson, Lely Dairy NZ.

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.

 
 
NKONWM chair Hona Edwards and dairy farmer Shayne O’Shea during the planting on O’Shea’s dairy farm.

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.

International seed business Germinal is increasing its presence in New Zealand, appointing Sarah Gard, of North Canterbury, as its trials and product development manager.

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.

 

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