OPINION: Concerns over the freshwater decisions taken by the Government in August have centred on slope rules for stock exclusion and winter grazing of crops.
The Hound notes that despite the new government having been elected for well over a month, there seems to a real lack of urgency on its behalf.
Your canine crusader is intrigued to learn that the upper-class twats who attend Oxford University in the UK have voted to ban beef and lamb from students’ menus.
Your old mate – in an earlier column – expressed concerns about the recent appointment of Mark Townshend as board chair of DairyNZ subsidiary – NZAEL.
Our old mate does wonder about the financial acumen of brain’s trust running Federated Farmers these days!
OPINION: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a ‘nice’ speech at last week’s Primary Industry Conference, organised and run by Federated Farmers.
Premature oxidation (premox) is a scourge that has affected white Burgundy since the mid-90s. It needs to be distinguished from natural oxidation, which occurs in all wines over a long period.
Former Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman and Waipu farmer Simon Couper looks at the strategies of Fonterra's competitors to see how the co-op can strengthen its own strategies.
OPINION: More than three years on, Mycoplasma bovis continues to cast a shadow over some farms.
OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing to report positive listeria results, is turning to plant-based products as it makes a comeback.
OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the swearing in of the new Labour Government.
OPINION: Fonterra has quietly offloaded its 50% stake in Agrifeeds, a major importer of palm kernel expeller into New Zealand.
OPINION: Publisher Stuff and lobby group Federated Farmers both like to preach about their respective high-minded virtues – Stuff, about “funding journalism”, Feds about “supporting our farming communities”.
OPINION: Fuelling things up is a constant part of our everyday lives on the farm.
OPINION: Now voters have had their say, the incoming Government has some important decisions to make about farming in New Zealand.
OPINION: The Hound was not surprised to hear well-known end-of-the-world doom-merchant ‘Dr’ Mike Joy is still as joyless as ever about the state of NZ.
OPINION: Meanwhile, your canine crusader is left a little bemused about all the crowing and cooing from the media and commentators about the “amazing diversity” of Ardern’s new Cabinet.
OPINION: This old mutt has a fair amount of sympathy for Ag Minister Damien O’Connor with the two associate ministers he’s landed with in the recent Cabinet selections made by PM Jacinda Ardern.
OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s reckons the end of Beef + Lamb NZ independent director Melisa Clark-Reynolds’ term can’t come soon enough.
Former Fonterra Shareholders Council chair and Waipu farmer Simon Couper suggests they should be reviewing strategy, not the council.
OPINION: The dust from the 2020 general election has settled and Labour has been given the mandate to govern New Zealand for the next three years.
OPINION: Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is suffering from a PR problem in New Zealand.
OPINION: It's time for some real and fast action around allowing more seasonal workers into the country to help power NZ’s all-important agricultural and horticultural sectors.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth on questioning claims about how farmers can achieve resilience and well-being.