The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Dairy farmers at a well-attended LIC meeting at Morrinsville heard chairman Murray King propose splitting the co-op into two parts – a herd improvement co-op and an agri-technology company.
Farmer co-op LIC has to win over a sceptical shareholder base before opening its automation business to outside investors.
Bigger is not always better, but it seems that in business the size of the prize sometimes obscures the cost of pursuit.
Two groups committed to the Jersey breed are joining forces and expertise to breed even better cows.
Heat detection and getting cows back in calf has the potential for a marked effect on the bottom line of any dairy operation.
Commonly I hear farmers say, "Why bother with low cell count when there are no financial incentives from my dairy company to maintain a low bulk somatic cell count?"