The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Two New Zealand farmer-owned co-ops are jointly offering an alternative revenue stream for farmers through a Wagyu programme.
LIC chairman Murray King says New Zealand dairy farmers must remain ambitious about maintaining their global edge in productivity and profitability.
LIC, the country’s largest supplier of dairy genetics, will test its artificial breeding bulls for Mycoplasma bovis to provide its farmers with greater peace of mind through the dairy mating season.
New herd reproduction data released by LIC shows good news for the industry and areas of opportunity for the upcoming mating period.
Some of the country’s top Jersey genetics from joint breeding by LIC and Jersey New Zealand are now available to farmers.
Dairy farmers are moving away from breeding bobby calves in favour of producing the quality dairy/beef calves needed by beef farmers.