Fonterra has announced a record opening forecast farmgate milk price for the new season but the company's earnings have taken a hit owing to a drop in sales and pressure on margins.
In a bid to protect against the impact of dry conditions, a trial maize crop on a West Otago dairy farm will return next season and be more than twice the size.
Dynamic. That is the theme of the South Island’s largest dairy event, SIDE 2022, which is being held in Oamaru on June 8-9.
New Zealand has fired a warning shot at Canada over dairy tariffs, kicking off a dispute resolution under the trans-Pacific Partnership pact - the first of its kind.
A bitter dispute between two dairy farms over a cattle grazing agreement has made it all the way to the High Court, seven years after the row began.
Fonterra has reduced its 2021-22 forecast farmgate milk price range, citing global events which have resulted in short-term impacts on demand for dairy products.
There remains just one property infected after the four-year mission to eradicate cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis that has seen more than $220 million paid in compensation to farmers.
Dairy farmers have another sleepless night ahead of them as freezing works struggle to make room for their cull cows.
Impacts of the Chinese lockdowns caused a significant drop in dairy prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction.
A rebuilding Synlait Milk has posted a half-year profit of nearly $28 million, but does not expect to see the same progress in the next half.
The meat processing industry — which has been hammered by a worker shortage — says the additional 500 workers that will be allowed in from overseas will help ease the chronic situation.
When Hamish Day was growing up as a city boy in urban Wellington, dairy farming was never mentioned as a potential career choice.
Imagine Milk without a Moo — that’s the title of a Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme report written by food technologist Anna Benny, who also happens to live on a Clydevale dairy farm.