Microbe power

OPINION: Microbes fished from the stomachs of cows can gobble up certain kinds of plastic, including the polythylene terephthalate (PET) used in soda bottles, food packaging and synthetic fabrics.

Peak milk?

OPINION: So, Fonterra believes New Zealand has reached peak milk.

Utes are OK!

OPINION: The 'ute tax has exposed the rank ignorance of some proponents of the wokeness, encapsulated in a recent RNZ interview with environmentalist and 'liberate the lane' cyclist Kirsty Wild.

Milk on tap

OPINION: Waikato farmer John Heskett is putting milk on tap in Waikato cafes.

Cow sleep science

OPINION: AgResearch scientists are pushing boundaries to see how much quality sleep cows are getting.

Smart move?

OPINION: If you are involved in the dairy sector and don't access MediaWorks platforms, then good luck finding out anything about the Dairy Women's Network.

More migrants?

OPINION: Latest data on immigration from Statistics New Zealand shows migrant arrival numbers plummeted early last year and we all know the reason - Covid.

Name it and milk it

OPINION: University researchers in the UK believe that a cow will produce more milk if you give it a name.

No thanks!

OPINION: Auckland yoghurt maker The Collective claims it is the first New Zealand dairy yoghurt brand to offer a plant-based range.

Don't throw stones

OPINION: The debate over whether it's okay to drive a petrol guzzling ute polluting our environment with carbon dioxide is getting personal.

Learn from the Aussies

OPINION: It seems the Australian Government has realised how serious the labour shortage issue for its agriculture sector.

Nestle's admission

OPINION: It is the biggest dairy company in the world but Nestle is under pressure after admitting that more than 60% of its biggest selling products are not exactly healthy.

Milk is healthy

OPINION: Promoters of 'healthy' plant-based 'milk' take note! Regular consumption of cow milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to new research.

OPINION: TVNZ's recent 'Q&A' programme has a lively discussion on methane emissions and how dairy farmers are doing their bit to reduce the sector's emissions.

OPINION: If you ever needed proof that we're surrounded by idiots, and event that occurred during the weekend of the Canterbury floods provided it.

OPINION: New Zealand's efforts to cut its methane output from cows is making international news.

OPINION:The reception at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards the following night in Hamilton was slightly less warm for Damien O'Connor.

OPINION: Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor doesn't get too many plaudits these days, but at this month's Ahuwhenua Awards he got one that took him by surprise and, he said, it was one of the nicest things anyone has said to him in a long time.

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

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

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.

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.

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