A new milk spray dryer to be built next year in Hamilton will help New Zealand’s advance in infant formula and specialty ingredients, say its investors.
Science, communication and how dairy works with other sectors to ensure New Zealand has a good reputation for sustainability will be a focus for Jacqueline Rowarth as a new director of DairyNZ.
New Fonterra director Peter McBride says he is overwhelmed with the response in the election.
Dairy companies are disappointed at news that the review of the China-New Zealand FTA is unlikely to result in improvement for dairy access.
The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) appears to be preventing Fonterra from effectively managing some aspects of its farmers’ environmental performance, says a discussion document from MPI.
Biosecurity New Zealand announced the winners of the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards last night.
Irrigation New Zealand chief executive Andrew Curtis believes there will always be a place for dairy.
Farmers in the Hawarden basin in North Canterbury could still get an irrigation scheme by 2021, despite the failure of the Hurunui Water Project to attract enough interest to proceed.
Outgoing Zespri chairman Peter McBride and South Canterbury farmer Leonie Guiney have been voted onto Fonterra’s board.
Rex and Lynette Smith have spent decades building a successful charter fishing company. Now they've set up a beef cattle operation in Fiji from scatch.
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A large Australian dairy processor may soon be broken up and sold.
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Growing confidence in the kiwifruit sector is providing new opportunities for pastoral farmers.
Prospects for the velvet market during the 2018-19 season are expected to be reasonably stable, says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ).
Innovative Western Australian dairy farmers Mat and Sue Daubney have added another feather to their cap.
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Massey University's sheep and beef research farm is to begin nutrient leaching research using underground water and nutrient collection.
Farmers between Auckland and Taupo can now take the plunge into sheep milk, says Maui Milk general manager Peter Gatley.
We have all had to deal with milk quality issues onfarm at some stage in our farming careers — whether it be a freezing point grade or high bulk somatics on the first pick-up or perhaps an antibiotic scare during the season.
If your milk cooling system is not capable of meeting the new milk cooling regulations, you may need secondary cooling.
Farm dairy operators must have an auditable system that confirms milk cooling requirements are met.
Dairy farmers worldwide are being urged to prepare now for a future with a smaller herd of higher producing cows, says the general manager of World Wide Sires New Zealand, Hank Lina.
West Coast farmer Andrew Stewart believes the key to animal traceability is to keep your National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) account regularly updated.
An ongoing study of udder defects in ewes has raised timely new information for farmers, says a Massey University professor.
Shifting away from the common 28-day drench routine could help reduce resistance development and even improve livestock productivity, says an animal health company.
An Environment Canterbury advisor who trained to be a Good Yarn facilitator is now better able to help a farmer who is stressed or mentally ill.
Smart farmers won't just look to technlogy to save time and energy — they'll also look to it to imporve onfarm safety.
Most heavy-duty post drivers require a heavy-duty or substantial tractor to carry the implements on the three-point linkage.
Increasing daily bale output was a priority for Davidson Contracting and the key reason for the firm’s upgrading its NH BR 6090 baler to a New Holland RB125C combi at the start of last season.
Frontloader specialist Quicke's Q-companion is designed to allow operators to record weights of materials loaded, so it proves useful for mixing rations or loading trucks with produce for hauling away from a farm.
Despite Brexit being foreshadowed as a handbrake on Britain’s exports to Europe, it seems the future holds no fear for construction and farm machinery maker JCB, which has just released impressive year 2017 financial results.
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