Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, as whole milk powder slid amid data showing NZ's processors collected record levels of milk in recent months.
Mokotua woman Shelli Mears is most at home with her cows, but these days she wears another hat.
New Zealand milk processors collected record levels of milk in the last two months of the 2017/18 season as favourable weather boosted pasture growth.
The public consultation stage of the Government’s review of legislation governing Fonterra and the $8 billion dairy industry is due to start in October.
The M Bovis outbreak provides an opportunity to fill the "knowledge gaps" about the disease, an Otago professor says.
A lack of cooperation from farmers has made officials' job of tracing the spread of Mycoplasma bovis more difficult, the Ministry for Primary Industries says.
Farmers want Shane Jones to keep out of their business and leave them to deal with Fonterra.
New cases of Mycoplasma bovis are still cropping up.
Livestock fundraisers are having to take extra precautions on the tail of Mycoplasma bovis.
Mid Canterbury farmers voiced concerns over a lack of communication, compensation delays, tracing reliability and budget overruns in the decision announced recently to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.
MPI is certain the strain of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand has not been in the country long.
Go home and check your records are up to date, Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) Mycoplasma bovis regional controller David Lindsey says.
Cattle are a much bigger factor than rats and mice in spreading the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania, University of Otago research suggests.
Against a backdrop of Mycoplasma bovis and myrtle rust incursions, it is hardly surprising world-class biosecurity retains the top priority in KPMG's Agribusiness Agenda.
Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has climbed into the leadership of dairy giant Fonterra, calling for chairman John Wilson to step down also.
The public consultation stage of the government's review of legislation governing Fonterra and the $8 billion dairy industry is due to start in October.
Good progress is being made on the programme to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis, Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor says.
Opening forecasts from milk processors for the new dairy season are pointing towards another profitable season, Rabobank says.
Mycoplasma bovis has been detected for the first time in the Wairarapa.
DairyNZ is looking out for its farmers, and free health checks were conducted throughout New Zealand recently.