Fewer cows, more Canadians

Canada now has fewer cows than at any time since the early 1990s and, say analysts, it’s partially millennials’ fault.

P... p... pea milk

They say it’s never been easier to avoid dairy, thanks to an ever-expanding array of plant-based ‘milk’ -- rice, soy, hemp, oat, coconut, almond, macadamia, hazelnut and cashew.

 
Sanction busting

Sanction-hit Qatar is flying in food from abroad, including milk from the UK.

No watery grave

It's not every day a fireman gets a call to rescue cows from a water reservoir.

 
Goodbye to spillage

Say goodbye to spilt milk, as scientists offer dissolvable milk capsules you add to your tea or coffee just like sugar cubes.

 
Campaign money

Labour's proposed water tax is causing jitters in the farming sector.

Not so fast

Another reason not to kill the goose that laid the golden egg: Stats NZ says we achieved a rare July trade surplus of $85 million this year, thanks to a recovery in dairy export prices.

Feed them spuds

In 1993 Jim Herr, the owner of Herr Food Inc, in the US, most famous for its line of potato chips, confronted a problem.

Happy all the time

We all know that happy cows produce better milk. The finding is not new; the California Milk Advisory Board has been saying it for years.

Tuck in with impunity

Cheese lovers can breathe easy. Cheese, milk, and yogurt have been labelled ‘drugs’ of the food world. But are they truly so bad?

‘We’ll see you right’

An ambulance service for cattle has begun in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state in a bid to protect animals sacred to the country’s majority Hindu community.

More 'girls' will be joining the herd on the streets of Morrinsville, including a new mega-cow -- all new arrivals in the town’s Herd of Cows street art project.

Farmers using drones to monitor their farms may have a new challenge -- eagles.

Sellers of raw milk in New Zealand are taking new regulations in their stride.

The Australian dairy industry is joining the fight to clarify the meaning of the word ‘milk’.

A David and Goliath battle has ended with David’s victory! A dispute between Fonterra and Lewis Road Creamery over labelling on Kapiti milk bottles is over.

Cows in Germany are being given three-month maternity leave to take care of their offspring.

GDP per capita in Zimbabwe (in constant dollars) is about where it was in 1960, and markedly lower than it was in the mid 1970s.

 

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Fewer cows, more Canadians

Canada now has fewer cows than at any time since the early 1990s and, say analysts, it’s partially millennials’ fault.

P... p... pea milk

They say it’s never been easier to avoid dairy, thanks to an ever-expanding array of plant-based ‘milk’ -- rice, soy,…

 

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