The Beingmate saga now rocking Fonterra is unsettling farmer shareholders.
A new study shows milk from grass-fed cows has more of a nutrient linked to heart health than conventional and organic milks.
A2 Milk company may not be as well known as Fonterra but it can now claim title to being New Zealand’s biggest listed company (by market capitalisation).
The balls-up that is the latest census is a fine example of how assumptions about all things online are excluding many in society.
Is it fair that the New Zealand dairy industry is criticised while tourism is lauded?
Waste plastic – enough to bury a rugby field 2m deep. That’s how much stuff the rural recycler AgRecovery says it handles each year, weighing at least 300 tonnes.
This old mutt would love to have been a fly on the wall at the PGG Wrightson HQ when news came through of its almighty swede seed stuff-up.
Just when your old mate thought the boffins at MPI couldn’t be seen in a worse light, given the M.bovis debacle, he came across this amazing example of bureaucratic bulls$%t.
Your old mate understands that the continuing cluster#$%& that is the handling and management of the M.bovis outbreak by MPI can be laid squarely at the feet of Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
Your old mate hears there’s a bit of concern about the state of rural publishing in this country.
Farmer confidence has fallen sharply over recent months.
Reducing onfarm emissions is a challenge facing all farmers, not just dairy. In fact, it is one of the biggest challenges facing the food producing sector worldwide.
The Hound reckons Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings should be forever known as ‘Teflon Theo’, because no matter what goes wrong on his watch it never seems to stick to him.
This old mutt notes the infectious disease of the new government – death by committee or review – has seriously spread into the office of Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor as well.
The Hound reckons when it comes to continued pollution breaches in the country’s largest city you don’t hear a word from supposed environmental groups.
The importance of water storage in helping provide a reliable supply of water for urban communities, as well as for food and energy production in a changing climate, needs to be recognised.
The death of a nine-year old in a quad accident on a Waikato dairy farm in late January is a tragedy for his family.
What is the New Year going to bring for wine?
Christmas and the ensuing holiday season may seem like a long time ago, as we race into February, but for many overseas visitors, the holiday is just beginning.
Trade Minister David Parker this month opened the APEC Business Advisory Council meeting in Auckland with a speech about the new Government’s approach to trade. Here are excerpts.
After decades of effort, scientists have managed to derive embryonic stem (ES) cells from cows and keep them in their primitive state in a dish.
A recent study published by McGill University in Canada claimed that cow milk is superior in nutrition to plant-based milks such as coconut or rice milk.
Mycoplasma bovis is now starting to affect agricultural shows.
Fonterra has lost the supply of 4 million kgMS to rival Westland Milk.
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