CALF REARING is not for the fainthearted. It is fraught with risk, hard work, aggravation and distress.
ISN’T IT amazing how some people love to talk about catastrophy. Last month’s dairy recalls saw some truly jump off the deep end, and just as we were getting through that, others latched onto a New York dairy strategist’s warning that the New Zealand dairy industry could be squashed by a resurgent US one.
DAIRY FARMERS have been on a rollercoaster of late – especially given the daily misfortunes of Fonterra and its botulism debacle. To see their industry ‘in lights’ in the international media, and being described as less than perfect, has been distressing.