The first regional winners of the 2019 Dairy Industry Awards have been announced.
Taranaki Share Farmer of the Year winners Jacob and Leah Prankerd say entering the dairy industry awards gave them deeper understanding of their business and taught them to be proactive not reactive.
Northland ‘Tiller Talk’ farmers Don and Kirsten Watson took a leap into farm ownership in 2017-18, moving to South Head (Kaipara Harbour Edge).
Fonterra's Western Star butter has been judged Australia’s champion butter for the seventh time.
Soil moisture is now decreasing nationwide but Fonterra’s latest Global Dairy Update shows milk collection was up 4% to December 31.
Shaun Murray is at the coalface of New Zealand’s $1 billion export infant formula industry.
Owl Farm uses proven research and good practice and, importantly, encourages young people into the dairy industry.
A total of 393 entries are in for the 2019 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.
New Zealand and Australia share many problems in common in their dairy industries, says Professor Yani Garcia from Sydney University.
Milking technology company DeLaval says demand for the new DeLaval VMS milking system V300 is exceeding expectations.
Innovative Western Australian dairy farmers Mat and Sue Daubney have added another feather to their cap.
One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in apprenticeships are women.
As in the other primary sectors, dairy is experiencing a demand for labour, says Jane Muir, DairyNZ people team manager.
A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.
Farmers are happy with KiwiRail’s new policy on private rail crossings.
Milking sheds have since April been more colourful, says GEA, with its FIL Active teat conditioner packaged in ‘vibrant pink’ drums.
Agribusiness leader Lynda Coppersmith has been appointed the first woman chief executive of NZ Young Farmers, from October 1.
A Dutch farm can now process and sell its own milk to consumers, thanks to a Lely Orbiter.
Dairy farming is a hands-on industry, but Frankie Stevens discovered that understanding the theory and business practices that underpin a farm is the key to success, comments Primary ITO.
A new service from Ravensdown will meet the stated need of farmers and other rural people for catchment-scale improvement of water quality.
The 2007 national Farm Manager of the Year award winner Emily Woolsey (32) and her husband Daniel, of Southland, had a good grasp of dairy farming, says Primary ITO.
More farmers are buying dairy technology that gives them a fast payback, says Waikato Milking Systems.
The Government is backing moves to recognise and celebrate outstanding employers in the primary sector.
UK seed company Germinal’s plant breeding programme in New Zealand is progressing well, says general manager Sarah Gard.