Choosing 15 dairy farmers as NZ’s climate change ambassadors is the next step in the dairy sector’s plan for a culture of climate-conscious agribusiness, says DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is beginning a second round of nationwide milk testing, checking the country's dairy herd for the presence of Mycoplasma bovis.
Synlait is working with companies in Europe to bring technology to NZ which will significantly reduce methane in the rumen of animals, says Hamish Reid, director of sustainability and brand.
Synlait has seen a growing emphasis on issues of sustainability from premium customers worldwide, says chief executive John Penno.
Agribusiness expert Keith Woodford is warning that the chances of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis are not high.
GDT Events auctions rewrote the rules of engagement for buying and selling dairy commodities, says Eric Hansen, director Global Dairy Trade.
Whangarei microbiologist Dr Barry Pyle says calf days are a perfect opportunity to educate youngsters and friends and family about biosecurity.
Pinpoint aerial surveillance of Waikato dairy farms has been voted in by Waikato Regional Councillors as a ‘risk management’ move on farmers suspected of poor effluent handling.
Mycoplasma bovis can spread from cattle to other farm animals, says an expert.
The A1 versus A2 debate has the potential to tear the industry apart.
New Zealand's dairy farmer leaders have been told that while global demand for milk is great, there is no future without China.
Many dairy farm workers and people in rural communities are too scared to go to MPI or speak out about animal cruelty for fear of being blacklisted in the industry or ostracised by their rural community.
DairyNZ veterinary technical policy advisor Nita Harding says normally not too many cows need to be slaughtered on dairy farms.
The cow carcases photographed by Farmwatch appear to have been tipped over a bank into a gully -- not an offal pit, said spokesman John Darroch.
A weaker New Zealand dollar may help offset the decline in Global Dairy Trade prices, but the reasons behind the lower dollar are more significant to dairy, says Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins.
A Waikato farmer’s work stint on overseas farms prompted him to apply for certification for dairy and meat products from pastoral farms.
Greenpeace protests and opposition from Fonterra are not affecting Dunedin businessman Murray Valentine’s plans for a large state-of-the-art dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Basin.
New Zealand farmers are getting paid much more than their counterparts overseas and it's all thanks to the co-op model, says a corporate farmer and former Fonterra director.
Dairy prices have tumbled in the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction.
Fonterra will check with its palm kernel expeller (PKE) supplier on claims that the company is involved in deforestation in Indonesia.
The owners of a Northland farm at the centre of a video depicting animal cruelty by a sharemilker says they are shocked and deeply saddened.
DairyNZ has responded to shocking footage of a Northland sharemilker hitting cows with an iron rod.
The 2018 dairy calving/mating season has a new, unsettling dynamic with the incursion of Mycoplasma bovis.
The head of BiosecurityNZ (MPI’s group dealing with Mycoplasma bovis), Roger Smith, says its job is to make NAIT easy so that farmers will comply with it.