Dairy Farmer 02.06.2020

Biosecurity levy falls

Farmers can celebrate a reduction in the Biosecurity Response Levy they pay for the Mycoplasma bovis response in the 2020-21 dairy season. It has been set at 2.4 cents a kilogram of milksolids. Last season the rate was 2.9 cents/kg MS. 

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.

Dairy Farmer 30.03.2020

Fonterra is adaptable

In these unprecedented times Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell sums up the co-op’s performance over the past six months and looks ahead to how it might navigate covid-19.

Dairy Farmer 02.03.2020

They just don’t care

Taranaki farmer and 2019 Dairy Woman of the Year Trish Rankin recently attended the annual agribusiness seminar at Harvard Business School in the United States. What she heard was astonishing. What she said shocked them.

Dairy Farmer 03.02.2020

Walking a mile in her gumboots

As the saying goes, you can’t fully understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. And if you swapped the shoes for gumboots, Waikato farmer Ella Wharmby could tell you a thing or two about that.