Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Prime MInister Jacinda Ardern at Cawthron Institute for the announcement of Government support for research into the potentially methane-busting seaweed Asparagopsis.  SUPPLIED/CAWTHRON

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is predicting huge international demand for a native seaweed if research proves its worth as a potential methane buster for agriculture.

 
An ice bank snap chills milk to the required temperature.

A new Freezflow Icebanks system from Total Refrigeration, which snap chills milk to the required temperature, has brought a Dargaville dairy farmer some peace of mind, he says.

 
DairyNZ Taranaki regional leader Mark Laurence.

DairyNZ's new Taranaki regional leader, Mark Laurence, plans to help the region’s farmers continue adapting to their fast-changing environment.

The Walshe family, of Putaruru, are contract milkers, sending 470 cows through a 40 bail herringbone shed. They're finding success with Quthane milking liners from DairyFlo.

The refreshed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management increases the pressure on farmers to improve their nutrient management. 

Managing pasture surpluses or deficits in spring is the key to maintaining quality and persistence going into summer, says Ravensdown agronomist Tim Russell.

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