Prices fell 3.8% in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction - the third consecutive decline - taking the index back to levels last seen in January.
A cross-political-party grouping of MPs in Parliament taking a combined approach in dealing with the Ministry of Primary Industry's response to Mycoplasma bovis is being welcomed by farmers.
Jersey cows make up just less than 10% of the national dairy herd, but Steve Ireland believes that will soon change.
Dairy product prices declined at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for a third straight time, led by whole milk powder.
Since its formation in August last year, the Southland Dairy Leaders Group (SDLG) has been working to ensure its member groups are in sync and aligned.
There is less than two weeks to go before one of the biggest dairy conferences in the country launches in Invercargill and spaces are still available.
Oceania Dairy Ltd has received an award for investment between China and New Zealand at this year's HSBC New Zealand China Trade Association China Business Awards.
Changes to dairy industry legislation will bring some improvements to the sector but also represent "a missed opportunity", both Fonterra and Federated Farmers say.
Butter and cheese prices slumped in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction which also fell 3.4% overall, the second consecutive decline.
Motorists take care passing a mob of 200 dairy cows on Lakeside Rd near Kaitangata yesterday morning.
A Southland farming company is seeking compensation of almost $210,000 after a contract for 1000 calves was cancelled by Ngai Tahu over Mycoplasma bovis concerns.
DairyNZ's latest economic survey paints a positive picture of on-farm investment, as dairy farmers catch up on deferred spending on the strength of increased milk income.
Two years on, beef farmers are facing a levy almost five times what they agreed to as their share of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.
More than 100,000 cattle have now been culled as part of the government's Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.
Achieving proposed methane targets under the Government's Zero Carbon Bill by 2050 will require changes to future farming practices, Rabobank's animal protein and sustainability analyst Blake...
Seeing Jersey milk in the spotlight has been "a long time coming", Jersey New Zealand president Alison Gibb says.
Despite some frustrations, Dr James Dekker remains optimistic that New Zealand can contribute positively to the world's $US50billion ($NZ76.7billion) probiotics market.