Displaying items by tag: Chris Lewis

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:55

Smile, you’re on candid camera! — Feds

That’s the message from Federated Farmers dairy section vice-chair Chris Lewis in the light of the latest video showing a new-born calf dragged along a paddock and calves being loaded into a truck.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:55

Farmers set to test the waters

Farmers in Waikato will be testing a proposed plan to improve water quality in the region.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:00

Time to accept all the offered help

Many dairy farmers are discussing the virtues of Fonterra’s loan for sharemilkers, and the consensus seems to be to see it as a last resort.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:00

From prosperity to austerity onfarm

We've gone from prosperity to austerity in the last 12 months. Though it’s been tough, dairy farmers can take pleasure in telling the public what they have been investing in the environment.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 05:30

Falling on swords bloodies the ground

Will the acceptance of a pay cut by Fonterra boss Theo Spierings solve the dairy industry’s problems? as suggested by Labour primary industries spokesmen Damien O’Connor.

Published in Opinion
Sunday, 14 June 2015 06:38

When the going gets tough...

We've heard the disappointing news on payout levels. Fonterra has updated its milksolids price down to $4.40 for this past season.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 12:46

Councils must keep it fair

Rates are being set nationwide as local authorities prepare their long term plans (LTP) for the next three years.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:28

Green deception

Environmental lobbyists will go to any length to push for fewer cows in New Zealand.

Published in Milking It
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:10

No bull in proper effluent management

I never thought when I entered farming politics that there would be so much talk about the stuff that comes out of the back end of a cow.  The polite term is ‘effluent’ of course; not polite are its effects and the costs of managing it.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:36

Stay realistic, keep milking

Farmers are hoping last week’s big drop in the GDT price index is just a blip, says Federated Farmers Waikato president Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
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