Agriculture and Trade Minister Todd McClay plans to visit India in the next fortnight, his first trade mission since the formation of the Government.
Herd Improvement company LIC is paying out over $2 million this week, as compensation for supplying some dairy farmers bad sire semen.
Marlborough Sounds dairy farmer Gareth Parkes is a busy man. Not only is he the owner of Parlan Holstein Friesian Stud with wife Diane, but the owner of a contracting business that has played a key part in keeping agriculture afloat in the area since major flooding closed main roads in 2021.
A new Government directive to prefer the use of woollen fibres in its buildings has the potential to transform the rural sector.
Farmers, iwi and other community members are celebrating the second anniversary of a large-scale initiative to create an ecological corridor in the Waipā district.
The Christchurch City Mission, one of the organisations receiving food support from charity Meat The Need, says they are providing approximately 200 more food parcels a month than they were this time last year.
The Singaporean conglomerate behind New Zealand’s newest milk processing plant says this is the first step in a long journey.
DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel says they are waiting patiently for the new government to be formed so they can discuss with them key issues of particular concern to the dairy industry.
A DairyNZ programme to help farmers in two Canterbury catchments to reduce N loss has proved highly successful.
Herd Improvement company LIC has apologised to dairy farmers and is offering financial compensation to those impacted by a bad batch of sire semen.
Farmers have given the incoming Government the tick of approval.
The Waikato region is currently experiencing a concerning surge in Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) cases within dairy herds, with the highly contagious disease potentially causing significant economic losses for farmers, according to vet and CRV national sales and marketing manager Julia Baynes.
Nearly half of the available sites in the inaugural New Zealand Dairy Expo have been taken, says organiser Amanda Hodgson.
Incoming Minister for Food Safety and Biosecurity Andrew Hoggard says he’s “really excited” to get those roles.
The new Coalition Government unveiled today will have several farmers holding associate minister roles outside Cabinet.
New Zealand dairy companies say their policy priorities for the incoming government are the same as they were for the previous Labour administration.
Farmers who have switched their milk supply to the country's newest processor say they are happy with the deal they have been offered.
A better than expected start to milk production in New Zealand has softened global dairy prices, says Westpac senior agri economist Nathan Penny.
Canterbury processor Synlait is eyeing a slice of China's lucrative cream market.
A former farming leader believes that farmers should be wary that milk processors don't take over management of dairy farms under the guise of scope 3 emissions target.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is calling on animal owners to work with their veterinarian to keep animals healthy and help prevent drug-resistant infections from developing.
Alliance Group’s Pure South Handpicked 55 Day Aged Beef has been crowned the best grass-fed steak and the best ribeye in the world.
Biosecurity New Zealand has welcomed 23 new quarantine officers and four new detector dog handlers this month.
One of the most difficult terms to define today is sustainability.