Canada now has fewer cows than at any time since the early 1990s and, say analysts, it’s partially millennials’ fault.
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-hit Qatar is flying in food from abroad, including milk from the UK.
It's not every day a fireman gets a call to rescue cows from a water reservoir.
Although the National Party ended election night the largest party by a healthy margin, its margin wasn’t big enough (unlike 2008, 2011, and 2014) to make its return to the Treasury benches a foregone conclusion.
The bouquet of the week goes to the unfairly maligned dairy sector, in particular the initiative shown by Federated Farmers and the Primary ITO.
A course designed to lift farm profitability by helping farming women become more active partners in their farming businesses is achieving outstanding results, according to new research.
Synthetic food is being talked about rather more than it is being eaten.
The farming community needs to step up to help lessen the rift between city and country.
Your canine crusader hears that the failed former meat company chief executive Graeme Thompson is about to publish a book about his life - More Paddocks to Plough.
While the nation waits for the former MP for Northland to decide who the new government will be (don’t you just love MMP), this old mutt reckons wily Winston Peters could add a new bottom line to his list of demands – eradicate over-the-top PC-ness.
Speaking of arch critics of the dairy industry and water quality, the Hound admits to enjoying the sight of the self-appointed Massey University font-of-wisdom on water Mike Joy being shown up as a two-faced liar during final days of the election campaign.
Your old mate had to chuckle when Fonterra announced its new chief financial officer – none other than Marc Rivers.
National’s foreign spokesman Gerry Brownlee last month addressed the Canterbury Employers Chambers of Commerce about the headwinds facing global trade, including geo-political issues.
Wet, wet, wet: that’s the message I’m getting from contractors all around the country.
When I started work 20 years ago on a system to improve farm profitability I had no idea it would lead to ways of increasing soil carbon and reducing GHG emissions.
This old mutt suggests that if the polls are correct in picking a change of government at the election, then the farmer voice in Parliament is likely to get even smaller.
Meanwhile, the Hound hears that the supposedly kind, caring, friendly-to-everyone Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is showing none of these qualities towards her fellow female leader Katie Milne, Fed Farmers national president.
Your canine crusader hears that Labour candidates and MPs are failing to front farmer meetings to defend the party’s proposed water tax policy.
The Hound reckons while most in farming are focused on the election on September 23, another interesting poll is in view for the Fonterra board on October 31.
Fellow Feds board member Andrew Hoggard and I have just returned from a five-day study tour in Australia hosted by Mercury Energy.
Greenpeace has called for Cantabrians to join a peaceful civil disobedience demonstration against ‘big irrigation’.
The solution to the soil carbon conundrum is found in the ability of the practical pastoral farmer to manage and measure the relevant soil, plants and animal key performance indicators that build soil carbon levels on an annual basis.
Where do the two main political parties stand on science and the farming sector?
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