Dairy land values are being undermined by three factors that are unlikely to disappear within the next five years, a new Rabobank report says.
Port Molyneux dairy farmers Tim and Katy Button were delighted when their Ayrshire cow won the Ayrshire New Zealand South Island championship title recently.
Southland 15-year-old Chloe Thomson’s steady grooming hand earned her a win in a national dairy cattle event in Taranaki.
Lynne and Duncan Barr have spent the past few months re-adjusting their lives after being given the all clear from Mycoplasma bovis.
‘‘One of the greatest biosecurity challenges we’ve ever faced’’ - Mycoplasma bovis continues to affect farmers, but MPI is confident eradication of the disease can be achieved.
A Southland farmer is concerned the Mycoplasma bovis disease could be back on his farm, 18 months after his previous cattle herd had to be culled.
The six consent applications for a Glenavy dairy plant to build a 7.5km pipeline to discharge treated wastewater into the sea drew 125 submissions in December.
The number of dairy farm sales has plummeted over the last two years, despite firm farmgate milk prices, REINZ said.
Members of the Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes (WI) have been been baking Christmas treats for some of their district’s Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) affected farming families.
A tighter calving period and reining in costs have been the features of the new season at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm.
It is a moot point; discussion about whether Southland has too many cows has been generated after Great South released the 2018 Southland greenhouse gas emission profile earlier this week.
Sales of dairy farms were few and far between this year, despite the improved prognosis for milk payouts.
More than a billion dollars has wiped off the value of New Zealand's biggest company this morning following the surprise resignation of A2 Milk's chief executive.
A five-auction winning streak was broken in this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction as the headline index fell 0.5%.
Unregistered raw milk suppliers have been ordered to stop selling their products after a year-long investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
North Otago farmers Murray and Gaynor Smith say they feel like they’ve been branded ‘‘unclean’’ as a result of being caught up in the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.