ASB has trimmed its milk price forecast by 25c to $6.25c on the back of another fall in global dairy prices.
Claims a South Westland farmer left a cow hoisted for an unacceptably long time are being investigated.
Amateur cheesemakers will pit their skills against one another in the third annual Amateur Cheesemakers Competition at the Oxford Farmers Market on Sunday.
The Southern Dairy Hub, near Makarewa, has been dealing with an outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus in their herds, which has been challenging, says hub business manager Guy Michaels.
A North Otago and South Canterbury group, founded as a response to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, has been announced as a finalist for a New Zealand Biosecurity Award.
Working in a shiny new $240 million nutritional formula plant is a far cry from a dream of being a musician.
Fonterra suppliers have been dealt a blow with the co-operative revising its 2018-19 forecast farm-gate milk price from $6.75 to a range of $6.25-$6.50.
Fonterra has cut its forecast milk payout to suppliers by up to 50 cents due to oversupply on world markets.
A recovery package has been announced to help farmers affected by Mycoplasma bovis get back to business quicker after being cleared of the disease.
More than 43,000 cattle have been culled and $25 million paid in compensation to farmers so far as the Government continues in its bid to make New Zealand the first country in the world to eradicate the M. bovis disease.
Only three farms have been confirmed through bulk milk testing as having Mycoplasma bovis - but the Ministry for Primary Industries says it is too early to speculate about final results.
A survey of about 200 calf-rearing properties is under way nationwide as the next step in the phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis.
Dairy product prices declined at the Global Dairy Trade auction as whole milk powder sustained its downward trend amid greater supply.
Sitting on the hills above Port Chalmers with a backdrop of the Otago Harbour isn’t where you would usually expect a herd of Jersey cows to be.
Farmers' confidence appears to have gone the way of recent business sentiment, with dairy farmers especially tipping Rabobank's quarterly survey into negative territory for the first time since 2016.
Westland Milk Products has held back profits to give farmers a final season net payout of $6.07 a kilo of milk solids, which it acknowledges is "not competitive".