Tick for council process

An independent review has found Waikato Regional Council’s evidence gathering processes “appropriate, robust, lawful and up to date”.

Green light for JV

Fonterra's Chinese partner Beingmate last month agreed to set up a joint venture to buy the co-op's Darnum, Victoria, plant.

Optimistic about Paris talks

The French ambassador to New Zealand, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, opened the first session of the Auckland climate change conference stating, "the…


Top US newspaper talks up dairy

Millions of people would have been healthier if they had consumed milk rather than used milk substitutes, according to an article in The Washington Post.


Looming health crisis in China

China will soon have 200 million people with chronic illnesses and it will demand food with health benefits, said Paul McDonald, pro vice-chancellor at Massey College of Health.


Co-op at crossroads

Fonterra shareholders will be watching hawk-eyed this week's annual general meeting in Waitoa.


Oz co-op consolidates Tassie holding

Murray Goulburn has bought Mitsubishi Corporation's remaining 24.1% in Tasmanian Dairy Products Co Pty Ltd (TDP) for A$4.8 million, taking…



Thumb the clumps

Pasture quality is crucial for achieving profitability, high milk solids production, cow condition score targets and good in-calf results. But what…

Farm Health

Oz farmers cautioned on mastitis

While farmers prepare their herds for mating they should keep the milking team focused on preventing mastitis says Dairy Australia's…

Machinery & Products

Pasture rejuvenation made easy

The introduction of low cost machines for pasture renovation has really benefited farmers, whether sorting out pugging from over-wintering, or…


Deere buys gear maker

John Deere says it will buy the French company Monosem, a designer and maker of precision planting equipment. The purchase…

Finer chops deliver denser bales

Designed to clear large areas quickly by producing dense well-formed bales, the output of MF 2200 series balers looks likely…


Staying true to 4WD

With around one third of New Zealand roads unsealed, no surprise that drivers like utes, crossovers and SUV’s.

Kiwis love SUVs

Acronyms Abound: it’s no surprise that sales of SUV’s have risen PDQ in NZ.




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Better bottles weigh less

US company, Milacron Holdings Corp, says its Uniloy business and Consolidated Container have together developed a lightweight range of retail…

Disappointed in war

A war is brewing in the flavoured milk sector: Goodman Fielder has released a Puhoi Valley range of flavoured milks…


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