OPINION: Most of us are under the impression that all of New Zealand has fertile soil that’s great for growing food. It’s more or less a fairy tale.
A Tinder-inspired app called Tudder is helping farmers to match their cattle with suitable mates — by swiping right on cows they like the look of.
A farm equipment manufacturer is developing a toilet for cattle and has revealed that cows can be trained to use it.
Westland Milk's decision to sell to Chinese company Yili may get the nod of farmer shareholders but politicians aren’t happy.
Fonterra won't be the only dairy company investing in alternative protein: Nestle says it will launch plant-based burgers in Europe and the US this year.
The Minister for Land Information, Eugenie Sage, announced on February 17 that the ‘tenure review’ of Crown pastoral land under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 (CPLA) would end.
A preview last week of Fonterra’s new strategy showed how the co-op intends to focus on sustainability on all levels and prioritise the value of milk, rather than the volume, into the future.
OPINION: Breeding worth (BW) was introduced decades ago and has served farmers well as a breeding guide – or has it?
OPINION: With most of New Zealand gripped by recent events in Christchurch, a huge week in our dairy industry passed with little media coverage.
When in Opposition, ‘Winston First’ used to enjoy standing on the sidelines criticising the sale of New Zealand companies to Chinese interests.
Jim Mulhern, chief executive of National Milk Producers Federation in the US, on the crucial trade agreements shaping the future of dairy.
More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.
Cows and bulls searching for ‘moo love’ now have a mobile app to help their breeders.
Green Party MP Golriz Gharaman is pushing a Members Bill that would give prisoners the right to vote and ban overseas donations to political parties.
National's constant prodding in Parliament recently about capital gains tax (CGT) has caused the Prime Minister to drop her veil of kindness and reveal anger and petulance instead.
OPINION: Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell’s open and accessible approach has brought a refreshing change at the co-op.
Here are excerpts from Fonterra’s submission to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) review, signed by chief executive Miles Hurrell.
Farmers are expected to finalise a Biosecurity Levy of 3.9c/kgMS this week.
Did minister David Parker say it? Opposition’s Nathan Guy thinks so.
Fonterra finds itself at the centre of a row between two Sri Lankan cabinet ministers.
While we're on the topic of a higher minimum wage, Horticulture NZ chief Mike Chapman is a clear thinker on this, cutting through the bulldust coming out of Wellington.
OPINION: Volatility? What volatility? Farmers are asking as global dairy prices rose for the fifth consecutive Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction last week.
Federated Farmers last month issued an advisory on Mycloplasma bovis to all members. Here are excerpts:
So, cows are a major source of methane but how do you measure how much gas a cow burps?