Interestingly, none of the politicians managed to escape the wrath of farmers at the protest march organised by the lobby…
Te Pahu farmer Noldy Rust entered a pasture competition late last year only because the organisers were looking for more entries.
This season many sharemilkers are questioning their decision to go dairy farming, but Northland sharemilker Gavin Hogarth has tried different career options and smaller herd farming is the one that suits him best.
Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) will open its annual conference in mid-June, hosted by Northland, Taranaki and Waikato.
Just before Christmas, Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) initiated a novel way for farmers to share their experiences and knowledge – blogging.
MANY BELIEVE that using sharemilking as a stepping stone towards farm ownership is becoming a thing of the past, but Irishman Bernard Kelly and his Kiwi wife Jo are following this path to achieve their dreams.
THE IMPACT of Russia’s dairy ban on global dairy prices may be waning. The emergence of a ‘grey market’, allowing some Russian allies to buy milk from Europe and re-export it to Russia, is easing downward pressure on prices.
A RECENT Small Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) field day near the Manawatu township of Sanson attracted 50 farmers.
Three upcoming Waikato SMASH (Smaller Milk and Supply Herds) events will tackle three thought-provoking topics – energy use, pasture persistence and robotic milking.