Herd improvement co-operative LIC is combining its DNA parentage testing and genomic evaluation services into one convenient service to help farmers identify their highest genetic merit animals.
Ever wondered what the financial result would be if you let pasture weeds get away on you? There's now a tool to find the answer.
New Zealand is set to ride a wave of change in the coming year, but the dairy sector is in better shape than the red meat sector, says Rabobank senior agricultural analyst Emma Higgins.
Recent research has provided new insights into Chinese dairy consumption.
New Zealand dairy processors are rejecting new Canadian proposals for the administration of its dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Good records on cattle movement have helped the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) clear another farm impacted by Mycoplasma bovis.
Federated Farmers board member and Horowhenua dairy farmer, Richard McIntyre says it’s one of the driest summers his region has experienced for some time.
Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell was delighted to throw his support behind the national lamb day celebration held at Parliament last week.
Don't have all your milk in one basket when it comes to hedging the milk price.
Synlait Milk's financial woes are mounting with farmer suppliers expressing concern about the state of the Canterbury milk processor.
Fonterra farmers start the new week with some good news – their forecast milk price mid-point for the season has jumped 30c.
Conditions are looking better than forecast for the country’s dairy farmers.
A leading farm accountant and consultant believes the dairy industry has turned a corner as the rural sector navigates a downturn.
Tributes from across the political divide flowed last week for James Shaw, the Green Party co-leader who has called time on his nine year political career.
It could be that buyers are hunting out the right farm to purchase as farm sales drop for the three months ended December 2023. That’s according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).
The El Nino weather pattern is likely to kick in during the last few weeks of February.
Waimea Irrigators chairman Murray King has welcomed the effective completion of a major dam, which is expected to give irrigators and other users on the Waimea Plains reliability of supply for decades to come.
LIC chair Corrigan Sowman believes the company is well placed to support farmers to meet Fonterra’s scope three emissions target.
Taking over the chairmanship of LIC feels like a generational responsibility for Tākaka farmer Corrigan Sowman.
Last week's Parliament sitting saw another first – a few Government MPs wearing gumboots in the House during Question Time.
The man largely responsible for setting up Miraka, the country’s first Māori dairy company, is stepping down.
New Northland MP Grant McCallum is calling for cross Parliament consensus on long-term issues like water quality.
Cow comfort and staying relevant is at the heart of some major changes to the New Zealand Dairy Event’s (NZDE) show schedule in Feilding from January 22-24.
The New Zealand Dairy Event (NZDE), underway this week in Fielding, is pushing hard to become the country’s premier show destination for dairy cattle.