Spikey tackles thorny problem

A Kiwi company has been developing and testing a tool to help farmers reduce nitrate leaching, which will save them money in the long-term. Samantha Tennent reports.

Research producing cleaner cows

Two separate pieces of research could help farmers breed more environmentally friendly dairy cows that excrete less nitrogen and methane.

The first, at Lincoln University, shows cows with low milk urea nitrogen breeding values (MUNBV) produce less nitrogen in urine.

Nait compliance improves but ...

Changes to strengthen National Animal Identification and Tracing compliance have seen farmers lift their game but there’s still room to get better, Ministry for Primary Industries compliance director Gary Orr says.

No going Dutch on farms

A Nuffield scholar from the Netherlands has been researching the difference in the roles women play in agriculture in New Zealand, which is quite different in her native country. Gerard Hutching reports. 

Dairy, just the job

A sharp rise in unemployment is on the horizon because of covid-19 but the dairy sector will offer some reprieve. 

Farming in the land of Oz

A farming family from the Netherlands took the plunge and moved to Australia where they are firmly established in the dairy industry. Samantha Tennent reports.

Huge gains to be made

The inaugural Dairy Women’s Network Leader of the Year is passionate about helping people learn. Her background in teaching fits perfectly with her role. Gerald Piddock reports.