Oat milk sells

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.

Labour shortage

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

Killer claims

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

Milk advert banned

Remember that Meadow Fresh commercial where a little girl rides her bike to buy a gallon of milk from the local dairy?

Bad Week

OPINION: It's been a bad week for Fonterra. 

Nothing beats milk

OPINION: Immune system support and disease prevention are top of mind for Americans stuck at home during Covid lockdowns and in a cycle of inactivity – led by excess time in front of computer, smartphone and television screens. 

RMA hopes high

OPINION: Last week's announcement by the Government that it would replace the Resource Management Act (RMA) with new legislation has raised the hopes of anti-dairying lobbyists like Greenpeace.

Flawed crusade

OPINION: Greenpeace continues to use flawed arguments to advance its crusade against our dairy industry.

Name fight

European plant-based milk brands are spearheading a campaign to overturn new proposed EU rules that could have dire consequences for vegan food companies.

Tractor power

Remember Shane Ardern driving his tractor up the Beehive steps in Wellington 17 years ago?

A lesion for Aussies

OPINION: The recent signing of a revamped free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and China has been noticed across the ditch.

Dung paint

India now has its own cow dung paint, a world-first. 

Fresh for 60 days

A Queensland-based company is set to release its own production of milk this year that stays fresh for at least 60 days.

A North Canterbury cow sanctuary that was investigated by Ministry of Primary Industries for alleged animal welfare breaches has folded.

OPINION: After years of fighting over farming, freshwater and sustainability Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are trying to kiss and make up.

OPINION: Fears of a summer without a daily swim have been doused in Tangiteroria, near Whangarei, after Fonterra Kauri filled the community pool as a donation.

OPINION: Some leaders in the New Zealand dairy industry will be keeping an anxious watch on the growing spat between China and Australia.

OPINION: Last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a “climate emergency” in Parliament.  

OPINION: Publisher Stuff and lobby group Federated Farmers both like to preach about their respective high-minded virtues – Stuff, about “funding journalism”, Feds about “supporting our farming communities”.

OPINION: Fonterra has quietly offloaded its 50% stake in Agrifeeds, a major importer of palm kernel expeller into New Zealand.

OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the swearing in of the new Labour Government.

OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing to report positive listeria results, is turning to plant-based products as it makes a comeback.

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Oat milk sells

OPINION: Fake milk works for some. Fashionable Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly is seeking a US stock market listing that could…

Labour shortage

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

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