Research by the BNZ Northland Dairy Development Trust (NDDT) at the Northland Agricultural Research Farm (NARF) is of national significance, says project science manager Chris Boom.
Tariff elimination on dairy into China is one issue New Zealand will be looking to progress in the Free Trade Agreement update with China, with negotiations starting in less than two weeks.
All options are still open on dairy trade and negotiators will be “ambitious”, says lead negotiator for the FTA with the European Union, Martin Harvey.
New Zealand exports of infant formula are expected to reach the billion dollar mark by 2021, the Ministry for Primary Industry says in its latest Situation and Outlook report.
DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the new Dairy Action for Climate Change combines raising the dairy sector’s awareness of the issue and taking positive steps to mitigate the problem.
Pick up a bottle of Kapiti single-farm organic milk and you know exactly where the milk comes from.
Rotary milking machines are becoming more popular worldwide, says DeLaval executive vice-president milking systems Jonas Hallman.
If problems now facing sharemilkers aren’t sorted out soon others will be put off entering the dairy industry, says an agribusiness consultant.
West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne has broken the glass ceiling to become the first woman president of Federated Farmers in its 72 year history.
Federated Farmers dairy section chair Andrew Hoggard has stepped down after three years in the role -- but not before firing a broadside at Greenpeace in his final speech last week.
Price signals for New Zealand farmers all point to healthy margins for dairy producers despite the slight drop in the GDT Event price index of 0.8% last week, says Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins.
Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins says the overnight dairy auction delivered good and bad news.
Hundreds of dairy farmers have secured their place at next week’s premier dairy forum.
The only certainty for dairy farming is that the future for every farmer in New Zealand will be different from the realities they face today.
Higher dairy payouts have put dairy farmers in a good position to take advantage of new technologies, says ANZ’s managing director commercial & agri, Mark Hiddleston.
Fonterra has withdrawn a few batches of its Anchor blue top milk from lower North Island stores following customer complaints.
Fonterra is pumping another $20 million into its Te Rapa site to produce more export cream cheese and mini-dish butter to meet rising demand.
Modern, science-based farming is the way to achieve a future for New Zealand where dairy farming has a lower environmental footprint, says DairyNZ’s chief executive, Dr Tim Mackle.
Killing pests needs to be a must-do for all landowners, says DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle.
It's strange times for the global dairy market.
DairyNZ says proposed new rules on migrant workers will make it harder to employ and retain good staff.
Two West Coast dairy farmers were named in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
Building their own calf loading facilities has resulted in better biosecurity and smoother loading for Otorohanga farmer Greig Furniss and his herd manager Tom Orlowski.
BNZ rural economist Doug Steel has dared to mention $7 for the new season milk price, but with very strong notes of caution.