It's about land management, not the number of cows.

Irrigation New Zealand chief executive Andrew Curtis believes there will always be a place for dairy.

 
Sir Tipene O’Regan speaks at the NZIAHS Water in Canterbury forum held recently at Lincoln. Rural News Group.

Ngāi Tahu elder statesman Sir Tipene O’Regan has backed genetic modification and the export of bottled water in a challenging address to a gathering of agricultural scientists at Lincoln.

 
Nick Davenport.

Auckland wool innovator Lanaco say NASA should determine within about six months whether its wool-based filter technology will be used in the Orion spacecraft for upcoming deep-space exploration missions. 

 
Massey University’s Agricultural Alumini Award winner Bridgit Hawkins.

Stand up and be counted millennials: that was the message from the winner of Massey University’s Agricultural Alumni Award, Bridget Hawkins, founder and chief executive of the agritech company Regen.

Dairy farmers are being urged to take a close interest in what is being proposed for NAIT.

Farmers are being urged to have their say on the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) review consultation now underway.

Amuri Irrigation chief executive Andrew Barton.

Farmers in the Hawarden basin in North Canterbury could still get an irrigation scheme by 2021, despite the failure of the Hurunui Water Project to attract enough interest to proceed.

Outgoing MPI director general Martyn Dunne.

Martyn Dunne retired last week as the director-general of the Ministry for Primary Industries after five years in the role and 50 years in the public service. 

Maui Milk general manager Peter Gatley.

Maui Milk chairman Paul McGilvary says the company needs more sheep milk to meet market demand and achieve processing efficiency.

Rex and Lynette Smith have spent decades building a successful charter fishing company. Now they've set up a beef cattle operation in Fiji from scatch.

LIC chief executive Wayne McNee says the co-op remains well placed in the face of mergers of global dairy genetics and herd improvement companies.

Pāmu Farms’ acting chairman is urging greater use of technology to reduce the drudgery of some farm tasks.

 

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