Visitors flock to farms

Thirteen farms hosted more than 7000 people on Fonterra’s Open Gates day last Sunday.

Expo effort boosts milk sales

China's largest import expo has provided a platform for a Chinese-owned New Zealand milk company to build its fresh milk sales and launch a new high-value dairy product.

Farmers make more use of FSF

Lower unit prices have attracted greater use by dairy farmers of the Fonterra Shareholders Fund, to some extent replacing disillusioned institutional investors, fund chairman John Shewan says.

Nanotech wins big grant

Applying nanotechnology to agriculture to increase productivity and reduce environmental impacts has secured a Lincoln University team a $1 million grant from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund.

They have sanity, price and peace

Buying your own farm requires a great deal of hard work, financial sacrifice and often lifestyle sacrifices too. It also requires immense fortitude to navigate and tough out the hard, lean times. Ross Nolly reports.

Effluent expo feeds farmers’ brains

Farmers will get something for the top two inches and something for the back end of their stock later this month at the annual Effluent and Environment Expo.

Dairy farmers can Plant for Good

Fonterra has teamed up with a nationwide group of ecological consultants to offer a Plant for Good programme to deliver a better outcome from farm tree planting.

Farmers happy with Nait changes

Changes to the national animal identification and tracing legislation are logical and workable, Federated Farmers says.