Gas targets a threat to dairy

Dairy farm profits could fall by more than 60% in the next 30 years with farmers becoming insolvent by carrying a disproportionate share of zero-carbon costs, Dairy NZ’s submission on the policy reveals.

Banks get Westland Milk payout

West Coast dairy farmers aren’t planning any spending with banks already taking their Westland sale payouts to cut debt.

GDT prices bounce back

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices lifted 2.7% at last night’s auction with average prices reaching US$3412.

Westland sale gets OIO approval

The sale of Westland Milk Products to Yili subsidiary Hongkong Jingang Trade Holding Company’s Jingang has been given the nod by the Overseas Investment Office.

Fingerprinting food

AgResearch is finding new uses for a machine that uncovers the unique fingerprint of food.

The Crown agency’s lab at Lincoln is using a mass spectrometer to quickly analyse the interaction of genes and the environment.

Investing in the dairy herd

A new $25.68 million innovation programme will drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of the national dairy herd and be a step-change in sustainable milk production.

Meeting the gas challenge

New legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will hit farmers in the pocket. Tim Fulton reports.

Calving kit saves time

Being well prepared for the calving season is helping a Manawatu farmer with efficiencies. Samantha Tennent reports.