OPINION: This old mutt hears that there is some discontent in the wool sector at the tactics being used by the meat industry to rejuvenate wool’s prospects.
OPINION: Your canine crusader, like many in the rural sector, was deeply distressed to hear the tragic news that a livestock ship carrying cattle from NZ to China had sunk off the coast of Japan after hitting a typhoon.
OPINION: Your old mate notes that Conservation Minister and Green MP Eugene Sage was waxing lyrically about the recent legal protection of 11,800 hectares of new conservation land in the Mackenzie Basin.
OPINION: The Hound – like most in the rural sector would have – shuddered when the Green Party revealed it would like to hold the agriculture portfolio if it gets into government after the election.
OPINION: In recent years, New Zealand’s farmers have found themselves subject to increasingly strict rules and regulations.
Farmers’ Chaplain, Colin Miller on who he's voting for.
OPINION: The decision by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to impose an immediate halt to live animal exports in the wake the sinking of the Gulf Livestock 1 off the coast of Japan is a sensible move.
OPINION: It has long been suggested that animals have senses that humans don’t, and often behave differently than usual shortly before an earthquake hits.
OPINION: One of Australia’s biggest dairy businesses is back on the market after the Federal Government knocked back a bid by Chinese company Mengniu.
OPINION: Someone at DairyNZ got too excited by news that the Government was finally allowing migrant farm workers stuck overseas since March to return to New Zealand.
OPINION: The unworkable winter grazing rules facing dairy farmers have not gone unnoticed by another essential industry feeling under-appreciated, post-Covid.
I am in the process of compiling a list of things that should never be attempted.
After a 20-year closure trial, Trinity Hill has switched its entire wine rage to screwcaps.
DairyNZ has released its ten policy priorities for the 2020 election and its The View from the Cow Shed report which provides policymakers with insight from the farm.
OPINION: It is hard to fathom exactly what’s going to happen in Southland in light of the impact of the Government’s new freshwater regulations.
National's long-held position in Port Waikato is under threat from a new party, according to John Jackson.
OPINION: Environment minister David Parker has had a long and tempestuous relationship with the farming sector.
Tertiary Education Commission chief executive, Tim Fowler, once worked on a dairy farm as a teenager ‘townie’ and appreciates how accommodating his boss was at that time.
The right to elect should include the right to eject, explains Jordan Williams, executive director of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.
OPINION: Investing in environmental improvement makes a lot more sense than paying for bureaucratic processes that are perceived to add no value.
OPINION: While not wanting to spend too much time sympathising with Aucklanders, Milking It can’t avoid noting how absurd it is that our biggest city has been drenched with rain over recent weeks, yet its dams were run so low, residents still aren’t allowed to use their garden hoses and are still asked to keep showers short.
OPINION: Fonterra has copped a serve for allowing non-farming jobs on its Farm Source platform.
OPINION: Vegans take note, a report published by the UK Sustainable Food Trust not only implicitly challenges the assumption that veganism and environmentalism work in symbiosis, it tacitly suggests that the two movements are in actual conflict with each other.
OPINION: Despite the rhetoric from the government about agriculture leading the post-Covid recovery, our primary industries seem to be out of the loop when it comes to the Covid response.