An experiment on a herd of cows in central Japan appears to have proven a radical, nature-inspired solution to a pest problem plaguing farmers.
Another sign has appeared showing plant-based dairy products taking over conventional dairy space.
Interestingly, none of the politicians managed to escape the wrath of farmers at the protest march organised by the lobby 50 Shades of Green.
Rural News last week summed up the disconnect going on in rural communities: “It seems incredible that in times when commodity prices are strong, interest rates low and climate favourable there should be so much angst and concern in rural NZ”
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a master tactician in taking advantage of international conflicts.
The battle between milk and its fake rivals is spreading to nurseries in the UK.
Have you ever tried painting zebra stripes on your cows?
The usual culprits are angry at hearing last week that the Government and the agri sector will work together to deal with greenhouse gas emissions.
Talking about elections, the DairyNZ board election is shaping up to be a much more exciting affair.
The final list of candidates for Fonterra’s board election is out. Surprisingly only one candidate came through the farmer nominated process.
Regional Economic Minister Shane Jones gets away with saying a lot of things many other Cabinet ministers won’t even dream of uttering.
At last we see Fonterra shareholders asking questions about its supposed watchdog, the shareholders council.
Is food vegan simply because it doesn’t come from a cow? This question has puzzled one in five Britons.
The Fonterra shareholders council announced last week that elections will take place in 10 of its 25 wards.
It seems other dairy processors in New Zealand and elsewhere are doing fine while Fonterra struggles to keep its head above water.
The effects of Labour’s spectacular own-goal in its second major sex scandal are set to drag on.
Kiwi farmers are not the only ones nervous about their future as a result of politicians throwing them under the harvester.
Could a pink seaweed hold the solution to our methane emissions problem? Australian scientists think so.
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.
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?
The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
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.
What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?