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.
Rabobank says it doesn’t share Fonterra’s optimism about the international situation this season.
Ballance chief executive Mark Wynne says criticism of the nutrient management tool Overseer is “very old-school”.
Fertiliser co-op Ballance will commercially launch a new farm environment planning tool, MitAgator, by spring.
The maker of revered Kiwi Red Band gumboots is this year celebrating 60 years in production.
Fonterra has joined an international project to address the issue of malnourishment in older people.
What do you get by mixing West Coast milk and imported ice cream paste? Award-winning ice cream of course.
New Zealand dairy farmers visiting California dairy farms last month were surprised at how far behind US farms were in efficiency and adoption of technology.
Kiwi youngsters in town and country schools are learning about the prospect of farming careers via AgriKids and TeenAg, devised by NZ Young Farmers, says its chief executive Terry Copeland.
Fifteen dairy farmers well advanced in mitigating climate change on their farms are being heralded as New Zealand’s ‘climate change ambassadors’.