More farmers are turning to DNA testing as the dairy industry focuses on breeding better cows, not building bigger herds.Read More
Finding and attracting young people to take New Zealand dairy farming into the future is recognised as one of the biggest challenges facing the sector according to NZ Young Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland, one that is being actively addressed.Read More
City-based future food systems such as cultured meat and vertical farming will rely heavily on the nutrient and water management expertise of dairy farmers, Australian science writer Julian Cribb says.
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It's not very often 600 new livestock arrive through the letterbox. But each week for the last month, Ruapuke Farmer Simon Thomson has been getting his new dung beetles in the post.
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Public pressure is working and Canterbury's dairy farmers are knuckling down and making an effort to improve the state of the waterways, says a dairy leader.
There has been a "significant shift" in the attitude of dairy farmers towards water quality over the past couple of years, said Mid Canterbury farmer Tom Mason, a member of the DairyNZ Dairy Environment Leaders Network.Read More
The dairy sector has welcomed the Government’s announcement it will invest alongside farmers in a seven-year $21 million research partnership that will boost the current effort to clean up rural waterways.Read More
The dairy sector has launched a new strategy which its leaders hope will address the many challenges it faces over the next decade.
Called 'Dairy Tomorrow', the joint sector-led initiative had six commitments and 22 goals centred around environmental protection, resilience, milk quality, animal welfare, people and communities.Read More
A lengthy article in NZ Farmer illustrates how an innovative farmer in Ellesmere is innovating in lots of ways to mitigate the environmental impacts of his dairy farm and still run a profitable business.
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NZ Farmer Editor, Jon Morgan, writes an article in which he accuses animal; rights group SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation) of deliberately misrepresenting the content of a video it publicised last week.Read More
New Zealand might be close to “peak cow”, the new Agriculture Minister says.
Damien O’Connor tells Newsroom dairying in this country has a “very positive future”, but “we may have got close to the maximum number of cows”.Read More