DairyNZ poll

Talking about elections, the DairyNZ board election is shaping up to be a much more exciting affair.

Lack of interest

The final list of candidates for Fonterra’s board election is out. Surprisingly only one candidate came through the farmer nominated process.

Let off the hook, again

Regional Economic Minister Shane Jones gets away with saying a lot of things many other Cabinet ministers won’t even dream of uttering.

Watchdog or lapdog?

At last we see Fonterra shareholders asking questions about its supposed watchdog, the shareholders council.

 
 
Others doing fine

It seems other dairy processors in New Zealand and elsewhere are doing fine while Fonterra struggles to keep its head above water.

Capital cock-up

The effects of Labour’s spectacular own-goal in its second major sex scandal are set to drag on.

Trump tactics

Kiwi farmers are not the only ones nervous about their future as a result of politicians throwing them under the harvester.

Seaweed solution?

Could a pink seaweed hold the solution to our methane emissions problem? Australian scientists think so.

Timely reminder

With the Government intent on strangling farmers with unachievable emissions targets, abetted by the ‘suits’ at industry-good bodies, we hear a timely reminder from a scientist.

Loud un-Kiwi critic

How can the state-owned Pamu Farms (formerly Landcorp) justify keeping the loudmouth freshwater ecologist Dr Mike Joy, of Victoria University, on its environment reference group?

Milk on tap

The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.

Behind the eight ball

Global animal health company DSM says it has a product that can help reduce emissions from cows by up to 30% but surprisingly the Government is not keen.

Two weeks after receiving their handsome payout from Chinese company Yili, it seems not all ex-Westland shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank.

Three times daily in summer the Holstein cows on a dairy farm north of Doha, Qatar, placidly step onto a circular platform to get hooked up to automated milking tubes.

A Scottish couple has had a compensation claim rejected after arguing one of their pedigree Highland cows got pregnant to their neighbour’s bull.

A new ‘cow cuddling’ service is the latest health trend to hit the US, with punters paying per hour to reap the ‘mental health benefits’.

Not everyone is ready to give up on Hokitika-based Westland Milk yet!

OPINION: Australia hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Fonterra in recent years thanks to increasing competition among processors and supermarkets pushing their weight around.

OPINION: Credit where due, NZ Herald at least reported that agricultural leadership had pitched in to do its bit. 

OPINION: Media bias against farming isn’t new in this country, but the level of ignorance among journalists is off the charts these days.

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Lack of interest

The final list of candidates for Fonterra’s board election is out. Surprisingly only one candidate came through the farmer nominated…

DairyNZ poll

Talking about elections, the DairyNZ board election is shaping up to be a much more exciting affair.

 

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