AI and citizen science

Farmers have a vital role in improving degraded water quality and water monitoring, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research environmental scientist Dr Rebecca Stott says.

Diversity in tourism

Every day at 2pm Jock and Jade Nolan throw open the gates of their West Coast dairy farm to tourists wanting to get a first-hand look at cows being milked.

Helping others succeed

Leadership starts with self for the 2018 Dairy Woman of the Year Loshni Manikam. Tim Fulton reports.

Finding joy in farming

Paige Hocking was advised not go farming because she suffers from depression. She shares her story.

Report shows dairy’s role in economy

The dairy industry has commissioned and released a valuable report on its scale and importance that should be widely used by dairy leaders, Federated Farmers dairy chairman Chris Lewis says.

GDT recovery steadies farmgate price forecasts

Increases in world dairy prices for three Global Dairy Trade auctions in a row through December and January have steadied the floor under New Zealand’s farmgate milk prices for this season of $6/kg milksolids.

Dairy lags in farm sale figures

Farm sales picked up towards the end of last year, but dairy activity still lags and there are signs of switches in land use in some regions, including Northland, Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo, and Manawatu/Wanganui/Wairarapa, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says.

M bovis eradication looks more likely

The Government is increasingly optimistic Mycoplasma bovis can be eradicated.

Its Technical Advisory Group says substantial progress has been made.

Farming sustainably

Tiaki, the sustainable dairying programme launched by Fonterra last year, is ticking all the boxes for farmers.

The programme, which helps farmers farm in more sustainable ways, has been in place for a year.