Rural travel

OPINION: It seems ‘rural travel’ is getting very expensive these days.

Oat dear!

OPINION: A global plant-based milk company has confirmed it is not going ahead with its first UK factory.

Super cow

OPINION: Brazil has hundreds of millions of cows (234.4 million head at the last census) but one is extraordinary.

Thank goodness for milk

OPINION: Fonterra may be planning to sell its Anchor brand but it’s continuing to promote milk. In their latest advertisement, Anchor and TBWA\New Zealand have reimagined what the world would be like without milk – to remind Kiwis to celebrate World Milk Day.

Well done Kotahi!

OPINION: Fonterra's decision to join forces with other primary sector exporters and launch a supply chain collaboration, Kotahi, is paying huge dividends.

Friend or foe?

OPINION: China's ambassador to NZ, Wang Xiaolong, reminded NZ exporters who is their friend when it comes to fair trading on the global market.

Live exports back?

OPINION: Milking It understands a major announcement on livestock exports will be made at the National Fieldays next month.

Substitute for cow's milk?

OPINION: Scientists claim to have found a new way to make a substitute for cow's milk that could have a radical effect on the dairy industry.

Breathalyser for cows

OPINION: The Irish have come up with a novel way to measure cow belching, which is said to account for 70% of total agri-emissions in Ireland.

Monopolised

OPINION: Not everyone will agree with former 'Minister of Everything' Stephen Joyce on his summation of Fonterra when writing recently about NZ's tendency to legislate for monopolies: "We allowed Fonterra to be created, with its near-monopoly over milk collectin, and have since been on a long journey of dissatisfaction with…

Meat the Need!

OPINION: A plug is overdue for Meat the Need, who is currently fundraising to help supply more meals to families in need.

Takeover bid?

OPINION: Canterbury milk processor Synlait is showing no sign of bouncing back from its financial doldrums.

OPINION: There's an outpouring of concern over the parlous state of one of our major industries.

OPINION: Food security is a sore point in the UK, as a direct result of its National Food Strategy, and there’s a lesson in this for other food producing nations like NZ: government meddling in farming is a very bad idea!

OPINION: Talking about plant-based food: “Chicken-free chicken” start-up Sunfed has had its valuation slashed to zero by major investor Blackbird Ventures, and its products are no longer available in supermarkets.

OPINION: Milking It believes a recent Employment Relations Authority ruling on the exploitation of three migrant workers from Indonesia highlights a trend in New Zealand – migrant workers being mistreated and oppressed by one of their own.

OPINION: Milking It wasn’t too surprised to hear Kiwis’ trust in media has sunk to a new low.

A lethal form of avian influenza has been confirmed in US dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas, the US Department of Agriculture says.

OPINION: Last week's revelation that data relating to New Zealand MPs was stolen amid Chinese state-sponsored cyber espionage targeting two arms of the country’s Parliament could test the long-standing trade relations between the two countries.

OPINION: Seeds of legume plants are being used to make dairy-free milk products by scientists at Massey University’s Palmerston North labs.

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Rural travel

OPINION: It seems ‘rural travel’ is getting very expensive these days.

Oat dear!

OPINION: A global plant-based milk company has confirmed it is not going ahead with its first UK factory.

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