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New head for FoodWaikato

Dairy product manufacturer New Zealand Food Innovation Waikato (FoodWaikato) has appointed Tony Giles as its new chief executive.

Plan makes co-op competitive

Fonterra's proposed capital structure will allow the co-operative to compete with other processors based on its milk price and overall…

National

Elite herd offered online

An elite Southland Friesian herd is set to become the biggest single livestock offering sold online so far.

Lameness data collection snag

Fonterra says its Farm Insights Report sent out to farmers recently doesn’t benchmark lameness on shareholders’ farms.

World

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.

Victoria dairy sector leads the nation

A new report has revealed that in 2020-21 Victorian farmers experienced the best financial returns in more than six years as the sector continues to innovate and excel.

UK farmers seeking special Covid visas

UK farmers are joining organisations from across the food and farming sector in calling for the Government to introduce a 12-month 'Covid-19 recovery visa'.

UK diesel supply running dry

Following on from fuel shortages and panic buying in the UK - said to be inflamed by media hype about a dire shortage of heavy truck drivers - red diesel suppliers are reporting disruption to farm deliveries in some parts of the country that are well into the post-harvest cultivation and planting season.

Dutch co-op turns 150

One of the world's largest dairy co-operatives celebrated its 150th birthday this month.

Opinion

Why we need to change

OPINION: Any organisation's capital structure must align with its strategy. That is the mantra and that is something I support.

What COP26 means for co-op

Fonterra's Amsterdam-based trade strategy and stakeholder affairs manager, Mark Casey, recently attended COP26 - the annual United Nations Convention on…

Why Fonterra needs to change

OPINION: Making a change to any businesses is difficult. Augmenting a capital structure with the diversity of stakeholders and complexity…

Agribusiness

Management

Changing for the future

The Everest family of Ashburton in Hinds are one of many local farming families working hard to reduce nitrogen loss.

Foundation for future breeders

Year twelve student Kimberley Simmons is the winner of the 2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand Black & White Show Trip.

Avoiding harm in the sun

With summer around the corner, farmers are being urged to take steps to lower their risk of skin cancer.

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

Gongs for John Deere

The tractor of the Year 2022 Awards, held at the recent EIMA show in Bologna, handed out a brace of…

Digital pre-start safety checks

According to numbers published by ACC, more than 60 farm-related injuries are reported every day, leaving much room for improvement.

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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Milking It

Seaweed saviour

OPINION: Scientists in Ireland are going underwater to solve their dairy sector’s methane conundrum.

Due recognition

OPINION: National's new leader Christopher Luxon’s first speech after his elevation to the top job included one important line about…

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OPINION: Making a change to any businesses is difficult. Augmenting a capital structure with the diversity of stakeholders and complexity…