For many farmers, ‘compliance’ is a word that evokes images of short-stature, goose-stepping individuals with clipboards and funny moustaches.
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.
If you are a Canadian dairy farmer you should be worried.
A recent Sunday television story has highlighted the media bias against dairying.
Sir Peter Gluckman’s report on the state of our fresh water hits the nail on the head.
The immediacy of social media ensured that many dairy farmers shared in real time the horror of watching yet another PR disaster unfold on TV One’s Sunday programme last week.
Your canine crusader often hears claims that South Island’s West Coast is a backwater and behind the times.
Your old mate has no time for the multinational, tax dodging, political activist group Greenpeace, which spends most of its time and funds in this country telling half-truths and inaccuracies and smearing the farming sector.
It must be election year, because the Hound notes wiley old Winston is cranking up his usual anti-Chinese crap.
Today we live in an age when consumers are growing more aware of the products they consume.
Consider the billions of plastic jugs, paper cartons, and glass bottles needed for milk. Now consider a vessel far more compact and environmentally sound -- a plastic milk bag.
An Auckland cow moo-rooned on a ‘desert’ island has been ferried back to greener pastures.
A pregnant cow survived a mammoth swim through floodwater between Lismore and Ballina on the north coast of New South Wales.
A fouled vessel carrying PKE, ordered by MPI to leave Tauranga on March 6, has been allowed to return after divers cleaned it outside New Zealand waters.
A recent NZ Herald article indicated that collaboration over Waikato Regional Council’s Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora Plan Change 1 has cost ratepayers in the Waikato $14.8 million, to date.
Horizons Regional Council unveiled its One Plan some ten years ago as the plan to end all plans.
New Zealand's strong export focus is unusual because our GDP relies heavily on our primary industries and export markets.
Future use of the herbicide glyphosate in Europe remains uncertain.
Your canine crusader notes that the NZ Rural GP Network has just held its annual conference with a long list of speakers.
Have you heard the one about the celebrity cook, private school and Oxford educated scion of the landed gentry and the poverty worker?
Your old mate knows politics is a brutal game. However, pollies do occasionally put the nastiness aside, as when retiring members give their valedictory speeches.
Pity the poor West Coast.
Trade and New Zealand’s position on it has been high on the agenda recently.
A new Maori-owned new dairy factory is being planned for the Kawerau region, modelled on the first Maori dairy company…
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Milking frequency can be adjusted in a number of ways during a season, or part of a season, to become…
The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…
Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes after a trial…
Nicky Hutchinson “never dreamed” of becoming ‘The Boss’.