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Prices to remain high

Westpac senior agricultural economist Nathan Penny expects prices to remain elevated as global supply remains very tight.

Bank lifts milk price forecast

Dairy prices dipped in the latest global auction but this didn't stop ASB Bank from revising its 2022-23 season forecast…

National

A herd to suit all systems

Maximising per-cow production has always been an interest of Manawatu dairy farmers Craig and Raewyne Passey - and Holstein Friesian…

Fonterra shares bounce around

Fonterra's share price jumped on the news that the co-op will provide financial support to improve liquidity in its share…

World

Arla invests in solar power

European dairy giant Arla Foods will be using solar energy to meet one-third of its electricity consumption within two years.

Oz milk co-op fined $11,000

An Australian farmer co-operative that purchases milk from farmers across the country has been fined $11,000 for breaching the country's Dairy Code.

Opinion

An opportunity to connect!

The 2021 NZ Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) Farm Manager of the Year Christopher Vila spoke at the 2022 awards night…

Agribusiness

Rising up to challenges

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

Management

Grow another paddock

Farming is becoming increasingly complex. Until recentyl, farmers had relatively few issues to focus on: feeding cows, producing milk and…

Controlling feed costs

Everywhere I go, whether it be in town or on farm, I hear a similar topic being discussed. It’s the…

Dealing with springer cows

Making key decisions around feeding and supplementation for springer cows can have a bigger impact on a dairy farm’s profitability…

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

Effective water use

At a time when the rising cost of inputs like fuel, transport and fertiliser are putting increased pressure on profitability,…

Motoring

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

A price saving proposition

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate –…

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