The dairy sector wants the new Government to lead a strategy supporting the growth of a skilled workforce for the dairy sector.
The dairy industry has launched an ambitious scheme to encourage young New Zealanders to make careers on farms.
The recent political blowtorch on farming is affecting the morale of younger farmers, says Ngatea farmer Mark Townshend.
DairyNZ ran a candidate Q&A for its upcoming director elections; three key questions were put to candidates and here are their responses:
The 2018 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards will be launched next week.
Māori dairy farmers are being urged to enter the 2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy for dairy.
Three bank economists see a risk of downside to farmgate prices from last week’s GDT auction where the overall price index dropped 2.4%.
Fonterra chairman John Wilson says weather conditions over spring will be crucial to this season’s milk production.
Waikato milk processor Tatua will use retentions to grow its cream and protein based value-added products, says chief executive Brendhan Greaney.
An incentive scheme to get suppliers to the Taupo-based Miraka dairy company to produce better quality milk and adopt best-practice systems is producing stunning results.
Rabobank’s latest Global Dairy Quarterly says global prices appear to have peaked in the current cycle.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says it is not surprised that a seventh farm has been confirmed as infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, following a positive result on a fifth property of the Van Leeuwen Dairy Group on October 2.
Shareholders of independent milk processor Westland Milk Products have endorsed a package of changes designed to improve and update the cooperative’s governance.
Global dairy prices have unexpectedly dropped in the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction.
A young couple, Will and Kirsten Rolton, in South Waikato, are on a path to farm ownership, supported by smaller herd farmers.
A plantain shown able to slash nitrogen leaching from urine patches is an “important and exciting finding,” says DairyNZ spokesman Bruce Thorrold.
The dairy industry has endorsed an international agreement on global sustainable dairy development.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is offering free resource consents to landowners to move to the next stage of a plan change associated with reducing nitrogen leaching into Lake Rotorua.
Two New Zealand scientists and a Monash, Victoria, biologist have shown that methane-oxidising bacteria (good for tackling greenhouse gas) are more flexible and resilient than previously thought.
Owl Farm at St Peter’s School, Cambridge is a venture by Lincoln University and seven commercial partners to demonstrate good practice on a working farm, while encouraging farmers and young people to succeed in the dairy industry.
Before sharemilkers Christopher and Siobhan O’Malley, of Lauriston, mid-Canterbury, started dairy farming they knew nothing of the generosity of New Zealand’s rural communities.
Canterbury milk processor Synlait is looking to expand into own-branded consumer products after posting a record net profit.
The butter boom is rolling on, says ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.
Westland Milk Products (WMP) chairman Pete Morrison says the proposed changes to the governance structure of the cooperative will impose more accountability on the board.