Danny Donaghy

Dr Danny Donaghy is professor of dairy systems at Massey University and a specialist in pasture agronomy and physiology.

Fresh fruit and vegetables currently make up 46% of KiwiHarvest’s total rescued-food volume.

New Zealand generated 571,000 tonnes of food waste annually - including residential and commercial food waste.

Demand remains strong

Dairy

Farmgate milk prices have followed commodity prices higher worldwide, with some potential upside in some regions.

Overall farm inputs rose 7% in 2021 - led by fuel, which leapt 44% and fertiliser which rose 29%.

The three f's - namely fuel, fertiliser and feed prices - led the pack in double digit on-farm cost increases over the last year.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and AGMARDT are encouraging people to enter employers in the Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.

A programme to lift the productivity of Māori-owned land around the northern Hawke's Bay town of Wairoa has been given an additional $440,000 by the Government.

Dairy

The milk supply situation in several key export regions continues to deteriorate.

It all started when a small group of soil scientists and farmers considered the potential of humates to improve the quality of soil and the possible flow-on effects on pasture growth.

Central Districts Field Days organisers left it as late as possible before making the tough decision to cancel its 2022 event.

The annual Northland Dairy Development Trust (NDDT) conference will now be run as a series of webinars.

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