Cows and earthquakes

OPINION: It has long been suggested that animals have senses that humans don’t, and often behave differently than usual shortly before an earthquake hits.

Battle is on

OPINION: One of Australia’s biggest dairy businesses is back on the market after the Federal Government knocked back a bid by Chinese company Mengniu.

Jumping the gun

OPINION: Someone at DairyNZ got too excited by news that the Government was finally allowing migrant farm workers stuck overseas since March to return to New Zealand.

Hero to zero

OPINION: The unworkable winter grazing rules facing dairy farmers have not gone unnoticed by another essential industry feeling under-appreciated, post-Covid.

 
Ag ignored?

OPINION: Despite the rhetoric from the government about agriculture leading the post-Covid recovery, our primary industries seem to be out of the loop when it comes to the Covid response.

Say no to soya milk

OPINION: Vegans take note, a report published by the UK Sustainable Food Trust not only implicitly challenges the assumption that veganism and environmentalism work in symbiosis, it tacitly suggests that the two movements are in actual conflict with each other.

 
Advert furore

OPINION: Fonterra has copped a serve for allowing non-farming jobs on its Farm Source platform.

Short-termism

OPINION: While not wanting to spend too much time sympathising with Aucklanders, Milking It can’t avoid noting how absurd it is that our biggest city has been drenched with rain over recent weeks, yet its dams were run so low, residents still aren’t allowed to use their garden hoses and…

Vegan ice cream

OPINION: Consumers around the world are going wild for plant-based innovation and ice cream is no exception.

Leaving underwear for milk

OPINION: David Bortolussi is jumping out of underwear and into A2 Milk and he bags a $5.5 million compensation package along the way.

SAFE gets it wrong!

OPINION: Animal rights activists SAFE are again taking aim at the dairy industry. This time, someone stumbled upon dead calves left on public land in Taranaki.

Tractor challenge

OPINION: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ assertion that New Zealand farming doesn’t need overseas machinery drivers hasn’t gone down well with farming leaders.

Avo milk

You've heard of soy milk and almond milk……now’s time to meet Avocado milk.

No hidden cameras

A court has ruled that hidden camera footage showing cows being beaten with a steel pipe is unlawful partially on the grounds it would encourage undercover filming in the future

A recycling expert is looking to put milk bottle tops to better use and wants Taranaki children to help spread the word.

Greenpeace protestors were at a fertiliser plant in Taranaki recently protesting against excessive use of Nitrogen fertiliser in farming.

Does anyone in the Government understand the essential role St John Ambulance has in our society?

The Greens recently announced its major tax policy for the election.

There could be another dairy health scare brewing in China and this one starts in our backyard.

The politicking around the issue of piping more water from the Waikato up to Auckland highlights a couple of key points about water in NZ.

Wannabe kiwi James Cameron is back in the country, under a special visa, to continue filming his movie during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moving day has gone smoothly for most farmers but on some farms, some workers aren’t moving anywhere.

The man who coined the term ‘Gypsy Day’ is slightly miffed that a term he introduced to New Zealand’s farming lexicon is now being called derogatory, and is banned in some circles.

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Cows and earthquakes

OPINION: It has long been suggested that animals have senses that humans don’t, and often behave differently than usual shortly…

Battle is on

OPINION: One of Australia’s biggest dairy businesses is back on the market after the Federal Government knocked back a bid…

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