THE VOICE: Working together is the way forward

I wake up in the morning and I feel happy to be a farmer are the words spoken to me in conversation with a neighbour last week.

This is a sentiment I am starting to hear regularly.

Dairy Farmer 04.05.2020

Upgrade No 8 wire to No 8 fibre

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne has been in lockdown with her family but has been just as busy as ever. She says the lockdown has given agri sector the chance to rebuild New Zealand’s love for the sector that will drive economic recovery.

THE VOICE: Now we realise what is important

What will become important is what has always been important.

Last month I wrote about all the things we could do coming up in the rural calendar and within five days the whole world changed and we were heading into lockdown.

Farmers Weekly NZ 20.04.2020

Adapt quickly

Traceable, trusted and safe food will be more important than ever before in post-lockdown society but consumer behaviour has changed and New Zealand food producers must adapt quickly, KPMG agribusiness global head Ian Proudfoot says.



Farmers Voice | Success is in the bloodline

Since the 1960’s the Blackwell’s have farmed on Mangaotea Station, taking pride in the high-quality cattle they produce. These days Rob, Jaqueline and Zarrah farm three separate cattle studs on the property, with an obvious family rivalry pushing them to breed the best they possibly can.