Four news cases of Mycoplasma bovis

New Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is meeting with his officials to discuss the next steps in dealing with the bacterial disease, Mycoplasma bovis.

 
Dairy goat farmers Chrissy and Jonathan Carden-Holdstock with two of their champion animals, Clovenhoof Flavious, a Saanen buck, and Tamarvale Jaylee, a Toggenburg doe.

South Island dairy goat farmers still have no large-scale market for goat milk some 18 months after a Chinese-backed processing plant began to be built -- with some fanfare – at Ashburton.

 
 
Nathan Penny.

A “hint of conservativeness” can be detected in Fonterra’s updated forecast on the farmgate milk price last week, says ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

While Fonterra’s first quarter revenue is up 4% on the same period last year, sales volumes are down 20% to 3.9 billion liquid milk equivalent (LME).

It stands eight metres tall, weighs three and a half tonnes, has 52 individual components and arrived as a flat pack, that required two cranes to lift it up, to the magnificent structure it now is.

Landing the position of New Zealand Winegrowers’ Research Programme Manager is the dream job for Matias Kinzurik, as Tessa Nicholson discovered.

Telling the real dairy story is crucial in being able to attract the next generation of farm staff, scientists and rural professionals, says DairyNZ consulting officer Anna Arrends.

Westland Milk Products’ (WMP) chief executive says the co-op may in future look beyond the cow in the products it makes.

 

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