Less-gassy bulls

There may soon be another tool available to cut your climate footprint - select less-gassy bulls out of a catalogue.

Rock and a hard place

OPINION: Appease the Chinese and protect your export trade, like dairy products, or infuriate them and face sanctions.

Floating farm sinking?

OPINION: Two years ago, it was launched as the world's first floating platform housing a herd of cows and a dairy, and generated headlines around the world.

Bare-breasted milk protest

OPINION: The Australian dairy industry came under another attack last week - this time from bare-breasted People for the Ethical Treatment of the Animals (PETA) activists.

Our loss, Oz's gain

OPINION: While the Labour government has banned NZ livestock exports, worth up to $500 million annually, their Australian counterparts have no such intentions.

Vegan diets doomed to fall

OPINION: The hype around veganism has exploded worldwide and many are reportedly flocking to join this trendy ethical and environmental movement.

Fonterra's dilemma

OPINION: The Chinese owners of Australia’s biggest and oldest dairy farming business are facing scrutiny from authorities and all eyes are on Fonterra.

It will happen...

OPINION: Film director James Cameron is adamant that his plans to transform 1,500 hectares of land in South Wairarapa into an organic vegetable farm remain on track.

Oat dear!

OPINION: Oat 'milk' is facing a crisis of sorts.

Cows to stay home

OPINION: Eleven cows from Auckland's Cornwall Park will no longer be exported to Mongolia to participate in a breeding programme.

No fooling around

OPINION: The non-performing China Farms have always been a source of headaches for Fonterra.

Conspiracy Cranks

OPINION: If we needed further proof that the Outdoors Party has drifted away from from being about hunting & fishing and is now home to every conspiracy theory known to man, look no further than its recent statements about the Covid vaccine.

A dairy snack for kids made by the Gloriavale Christian Community has been dropped by two distributors because of "reputational" issues.

Cows in lockdown

OPINION: Over the past year the world has been shown the psychological damage that lockdown can have on human wellbeing.

OPINION: Researchers at the University of California report an 82% reduction in methane emissions in cows fed small doses of seaweed a day for 21 weeks.

OPINION: A mate of Milking It recently opined that Ag Minister Damien O'Connor is a sitter for the moniker 'Minister of Foot in Mouth Disease' after yet another clumsy public statement.

OPINION: The Government's delay in responding to an advisory group’s recommendations to improve winter grazing rules in Southland and North Otago is puzzling.

OPINION: Researchers at Chulalongkorn Graduate University have developed 'PASS+', a system that uses UV light to help keep milk fresh and reduce transportation costs for farmers.

OPINION: The misery of a2 milk is being passed onto its New Zealand partners, including Canterbury processor Synlait.

OPINION: In recent years Fonterra has been ridiculed by commentators about the fact that it has been upstaged by a young dairy company, a2 Milk.

OPINION: Fonterra farmers will be hoping (and praying) for their second ever $8-plus milk price this season, but for the co-op's 70 organic milk suppliers, another $10-plus payout is almost a certainty.

OPINION: Fake milk works for some. Fashionable Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly is seeking a US stock market listing that could value the business at as much as NZ$13 billion.

If you think labour shortage on New Zealand dairy farms is unique to our country, then think again.

OPINION: Nitrates from dairy farms have long been suspected of polluting waterways around New Zealand, now they could be "killing" people, according to Greenpeace.

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Less-gassy bulls

There may soon be another tool available to cut your climate footprint - select less-gassy bulls out of a catalogue.

Rock and a hard place

OPINION: Appease the Chinese and protect your export trade, like dairy products, or infuriate them and face sanctions.

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