Plantain research a game-changer for farmers

Game-changing new research into how plantain crops can reduce nitrogen loss from dairy farms will put upper Manawatu farmers at the forefront of dairy science.

Wilson’s leadership changed Fonterra

Fonterra's former chairman and longest-serving director John Wilson constitutionally changed the course of the big dairy co-operative during six eventful years on the bridge.

Kiwi milk collection up, Aussie take falls

Fonterra's milk collection was up 5% in December compared with the same month a year earlier and its season-to-date collection at the end of the month was 4% over the previous comparable seven-month period.

Dairy champion dies too soon

Fonterra's former chairman and longest-serving director John Wilson died on Monday from an undisclosed illness that forced him to stand down last July.

Synlait cuts farmgate milk price

Synlait Milk has reduced its forecast milk price and says this level is still dependent on commodity prices continuing to recover.

Bovis eradication is still the plan

Testing and surveillance of Mycoplasma bovis is in for the long haul as eradication continues to be the priority.

It will continue until there’s absolute certainty of its eradication, Primary Industry Ministry Mycoplasma bovis programme director Geoff Gwyn says.

Study on M bovis’ human impact

A study of the impact on farmers and their communities of Mycoplasma bovis comes with much relief to Rural Support Trust coach Sarah Barr.

Skim milk powder bounce surprises

Skim milk powder prices on the Global Dairy Trade platform have risen 22% over four auctions in December and January, a major part of a dairy market lift of 11% overall.

IHC rural fundraiser aiming for $800,000

IHC’s calf and rural scheme is making promising progress despite the national organisation canning its usual calf scheme fundraiser because of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.