Andy Palmer.

Protecting and nurturing the environment for future generations is a key tactic in the refreshed dairy industry strategy, Dairy Tomorrow. South Canterbury dairy farmer Andy Palmer is showing how it's done.

A brown marmorated stink bug.

Despite the stink bug nuisance, farm machinery distributors are seeing little or no effect on their logistics chains because most of their products are containerised, except for large tractors and harvesters. 

Carol Barnao.

Environment minister David Parker has told DairyNZ he wants action fast on water quality, says Carol Barnao, DairyNZ general manager policy and advocacy.

Doug Steel.

The GDT auction last week was close to expectations, and even included a slightly positive surprise with a 5.5% jump in skim milk powder prices, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.

Federated Farmers West Coast dairy chair Renee Rooney (right) and NAIT chief executive Michelle Edge at the meeting.

The National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system has provided MPI investigators of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak with nearly 1000 reports since the disease was identified last July.

Peter and Claire Hansen, Lilac Grove Jersey Stud, Rangiora. Photo: Ruby Wilson.

Jersey breeder Peter Hansen believes MPI has reneged on compensating him for its ban on his planned one-off importation of breeding cows from Australia because of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

The whole milk powder price slipped for the first time this year at the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction.

Despite news that Fonterra’s partnership with Chinese company Beingmate appears to be going from bad to worse, the co-op is still claiming “confidence” in the investment.

Fonterra has slapped an injunction against former director Leonie Guiney, preventing her from sharing confidential information about the co-op with the media.

Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown says its new blending plant and distribution centre in New Plymouth will change the way farmers receive and use products.

Fonterra provided nearly 20 million packs of milk free to 145,000 primary school students last year as part of its Milk for Schools scheme, now in its fifth year.


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