OPINION: Good nutrient management will keep nutrients cycling within the farm system and reduce losses to the environment to the bare minimum.
OPINION: As we were going to print, National, ACT and New Zealand First MPs were preparing to converge in Wellington. Hopefully, by the time you are reading this, a stable National/ ACT/NZ First Government is in place.
OPINION: Some users of social media website X, formerly Twitter, are hard to understand.
OPINION: When Fonterra announced its Scope 3 emissions target this month, you might have thought that would please Greenpeace.
OPINION: What is happening with Organic Dairy Hub?
OPINION: If we have a confirmed government by the time you’re reading this, we should know who will be flying to Dubai on our behalf to this year’s climate change gabfest – COP28.
OPINION: I was away up north over the big weekend a few weeks back.
OPINION: When we finally get a government (no agreement had been finalised at time of writing), the first thing the new administration needs to review is all the regional and district plans that are being rolled out across the country to comply with the new National Policy Statement (NPS).
OPINION: This old mutt understands that a number of high profile sheep studs are unhappy with Beef+ Lamb Genetics’ recent push to include methane traits in sheep.
OPINION: Your canine crusader is astounded at the sheer cojones of webbased media company Newsroom and its wont to cadge funding off others.
OPINION: The Hound suggests that the new National-led government has plenty of scope to deliver on its – and coalition partner ACT’s – election promise of trimming the fat in the public service.
OPINION: MPI employs more than 3,600 staff in 45 locations around the country and internationally.
OPINION: One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world and New Zealand loses about 192 million tonnes of soil to the ocean every year.
OPINION: Fonterra farmers finally know the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of their co-operative’s much hyped Scope 3 emissions target.
OPINION: Camel milk could be the next big thing in alternative, especially across the ditch.
OPINION: New research has revealed that over a third of food products labelled as vegan in the UK contain animal ingredients, raising concerns about potential dangers for individuals with severe allergies.
OPINION: The sudden departure of Fonterra’s chief financial officer Neil Beaumont, just nine months into the job, is raising questions among farmer shareholders.
OPINION: It's been reported that former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will work alongside leaders from Conservation International to advocate for climate action and better treatment of the environment.
OPINION: On their second date, my mother, then 17, told my father that she was a socialist. His response was that he was a conservative, so that would mean that their children would be liberals!
OPINION: Irrespective of where you fall on the human-induced-global-warming spectrum - alarmist or sceptic - there is one thing we should all be 100% sure about.
OPINION: Research out of Massey University claims the concept of an urban/rural divide may not be entirely accurate.
OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that the Reserve Bank forecasts that more than 80% of beef and sheep farmers would be unprofitable if any future emissions pricing on carbon dioxide equivalent hit $150 per tonne.
OPINION: A mate of yours truly wonders if the rush by some to implement taxes on agricultural emissions might just leave the country’s farmers in the proverbial.
OPINION: While most of the country is still lamenting the All Blacks one point loss to the South Africans in the Rugby World Cup final, the Hound – always on the outlook for a cloud with silver lining – found one bright spot on the sporting front.