Parts of New Zealand are drawing pre-treated drinking water from rivers found to be regularly polluted with harmful nasties like E. Coli and campylobacter.
Prices fell 5.1% in this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction — the largest decline since December last year — as concerns about a resurgence of Covid- 19 spooked markets.
DairyNZ is backing changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) to deliver reduced compliance costs for farmers, increase efficiency and improve environmental outcomes.
Westland Milk, now owned by China's Yili, said the company's chief executive Toni Brendish would step down effective from Friday after four years in the role.
WATCH: A South Island agricultural institute is offering its state-of-the-art training cow Matilda to people in the dairy industry looking to train staff ahead of the calving season.
Banks are bumping up their farm-gate milk price forecasts following strong dairy commodity price performances.
A second Environment Southland (ES) aerial compliance inspection has shown signs of improved winter grazing practice.
Mataura Valley Milk says it needs additional funding to continue operating, as it faces a projected deficit of $26million by the end of the year.
Five Fonterra suppliers have earned blocks of cheese and plaques as recognition for being grade free for 10 years or more, for the past season.
Inch Clutha dairy farmers Donna and Brendon Weir are passionate about their cows and proud to be dairy farmers.
The inspection regime in Otago for dairy farm compliance with environmental regulations was disrupted by Covid-19 but — of the farms audited in the past year — few fell foul of the rules.
A 13-year-old Holstein-Friesian cow known as The General for her "no nonsense, get on with it" attitude, has won the 2020 Valden Cow of the Year competition.
An Ashburton dairy farming company has been fined almost $300,000 for failing to ensure migrant workers understood health and safety risks.
DairyNZ is holding a second virtual Spanish language Zoom meeting for migrant dairy workers in the region next week.
The Fonterra Shareholders Council is supposed to monitor the company on behalf of its 10,000 farmer shareholders, but it has incurred a lot of criticism.
Whanganui dairy farmer Chris Davison has more of a sparkle in his step, after being awarded a rare green diamond ring from DairyNZ.
Westpac has bumped up its 2020-21 farmgate milk price forecast by 20c to $6.50, saying Covid-19’s impact on global dairy prices had not been as severe as first feared.