All calves, including bobbies, must get adequate fresh colostrum in their first 24 hours of life.
Fonterra says it will not install any more coal boilers or increase its capacity to burn coal.
He Waka Eke Noa (Our Future in Our Hands) is the agri sector’s blueprint and commitment to dealing with climate change.
Fonterra says the 2050 methane target should be based on “official scientific advice”.
Steady but prudent expansion is the key to success at the Ashburton Trading Society (ATS) in Mid-Canterbury.
In a historic move, 11 primary sector groups have agreed to work with the Government to tackle climate change.
DairyNZ has voiced to Parliament strong opposition to some aspects of the Zero Carbon Bill.
Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has unveiled big changes to New Zealand’s biosecurity system, including new law changes to strengthen animal tracing and details of a Biosecurity Act overhaul.
Meat producer First Light Foods has won gold for the second year running at the 2019 World Steak Challenge in Dublin.
The sale of Westland Milk to Chinese company Yili is now complete.
Dairy prices ended their recent slide in last night’s GlobalDairyTrade auction, with the price index lifting 2.7%.
Primary sector leaders have come together to make an unprecedented commitment to reducing and mitigating agricultural emissions.
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand innovation farmers striving to maximise triplet lamb survival by indoor lambing.
New ‘micro-credentials’ in wool harvesting will help meet a critical need to train shearers and wool handlers, claims Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons.
Beef producers have agreed to pay an extra levy to fund the sector’s costs of the Mycoplasma bovis response.
A plea for New Zealand to embrace gene editing is being sounded by Sir Lockwood Smith.
Meat co-op Alliance Group’s Pure South Handpicked 55 Day Aged Beef has won international honours in the World Steak Challenge for the second year running.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, has repeated his call for a full independent review of Overseer before any widespread adoption of it as a regulatory tool.
International research led by New Zealand scientists has led to an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions.
Economically, New Zealand is entering a dramatic era of unprecedented change, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the Federated Farmers conference.
Oamaru vet Dr Merlyn Hay, who in 2017 outed Mycoplasma bovis on an Oamaru dairy farm, won the premier award at the Feds conference.
Government policy settings are presently farmers’ biggest worry, says Federated Farmers president Katie Milne.
Farmers are being assured that any spying on grazing practices on farm this winter won’t upset stock.
“Women's and babies’ lives are at risk and we want action,” says Penny Mudford, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) national chair.
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