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$50m dryer for sheep milk

A new milk spray dryer to be built next year in Hamilton will help New Zealand’s advance in infant formula…

 

DIRA out of date?

The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) appears to be preventing Fonterra from effectively managing some aspects of its farmers’ environmental…

National

On the tip of their tongues

A Massey University PhD student has discovered a way to identify certain newborn dairy and beef-cross-dairy calves by the colour…

 

World

Ireland assembles its agrifood units

With the UK’s Brexit scheduled for April 1, 2019, discussions in Ireland are centred on tariffs, with a general call for a ‘soft’ Brexit that would allow present cross-border agreements to apply in the foreseeable future.

 

An A$9/kgMS forecast for Oz in 2030?

As you read this, the factors affecting the outlook for global commodity markets are finely balanced, with much swinging on the weather – so there’s nothing new. 

Oz farmer forced to sell stock

With feed costs almost doubling, one drought-stricken Australian dairy farmer has been deciding to regularly sell livestock. He would like the government to provide rate relief for farmers affected by drought.  

Opinion

 

Fonterra, we need you here

OPINION: Here's a question: one of these things is not like the others; it just doesn’t belong; which is it?…

Agribusiness

Apprenticeship draws a crowd

One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in…

 

Labour demand growing

As in the other primary sectors, dairy is experiencing a demand for labour, says Jane Muir, DairyNZ people team manager.

Management

Taking the sting out of milk

If your milk cooling system is not capable of meeting the new milk cooling regulations, you may need secondary cooling. 

 

What if things go wrong?

MPI says a farm dairy must act to correct milk cooling performance if data show the milk is not being…

Fast cooling, better quality

Milk cooling affects milk quality: the faster milk is cooled after milking, the better its quality at collection.

Farm Health

Update NAIT account regularly

West Coast farmer Andrew Stewart believes the key to animal traceability is to keep your National Animal Identification and Tracing…

Heavy lifting eased

Surgery to fuse four discs in his lower back prompted beef farmer Ger Daly, in County Galway, Ireland, to think…

Machinery & Products

Companion helps with loading

Frontloader specialist Quicke's Q-companion is designed to allow operators to record weights of materials loaded, so it proves useful for…

JCB takes on the world

Despite Brexit being foreshadowed as a handbrake on Britain’s exports to Europe, it seems the future holds no fear for…

 

Butterfly mower with a twist

In a market crowded with rear butterfly-style mowers it’s no surprise to see entrants looking for a slice of the…

Sub-soiling has many benefits

The practice of sub-soiling, by no means new, has been acknowledged by farmers and contractors as helping improve drainage and…

Motoring

Golden eagle soars

The Jeep legend was born in WWII but it came of age in the 1970s with a Golden Eagle version…

Holden goes easy on fuel

Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size…

 

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Milk is us – not you!

New Zealand dairy farmers are joining the push against the alternative drink producers milking consumers over the naming of their…

 
 

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Need real farmers

The Fonterra board needs real farmers with their own skin in the game, says would-be director John Nicholls.

 
 
 

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…