GoDairy gets off to slow start

Dairy industry leaders are confident numbers will pick up on the GoDairy campaign after a sluggish start.

Fonterra mining culture to cut gas

Fonterra researchers are picking through a frozen library of 50 years’ worth of dairy cultures to create fermentations in the hope some might prove as valuable in helping reduce methane emissions as they are in creating unique cheeses. Fonterra’s research and development head Mark Piper spoke to Richard Rennie about work he hopes will help reduce the methane produced by dairy cows.

Kiwi products tick credence boxes

Overseas consumers are prepared to pay a 24% premium for dairy products that are carbon-neutral, according to research funded by Our Land and Water National Science Challenge and AgResearch.

Free study for post-grads

Lincoln University has moved to make post-graduate study more accessible by waiving fees on some courses, saying its doing its bit to meet increased demand for qualified workers in the food and fibre sector.

Dairy saves the day

Dairy export revenue is being hailed as one of the chief economic saviours of the country now key sectors such as tourism have been hit by covid-19.

Things not as bad as feared

Dairy farmers can’t yet breathe of sigh of relief but they can stop holding their breath.

The air is now clearing on what post-covid markets look like and the picture isn’t as bad as many feared.

Quick action paid off

Dairyworks chief executive Tim Carter shares his team’s experience of the recent covid-19 lockdown and the impact on the business. 

Feds say plan change unworkable

Waikato's Health Rivers plan change 1 is confusing, poorly worded and unworkable farmers at a meeting near Lake Karapiro said.

McBride is taking on Fonterra chairmanship

Farmer director Peter McBride has been elected as Fonterra’s next chairman.

McBride, a former Zespri chairman will replace John Monaghan when he retires at the November annual meeting.