Small is big for a North Canterbury dairy farming family.
Communication and compensation were some of the issues raised by Canterbury farmers dealing with Mycoplasma bovis phased eradication at meetings in Ashburton last week.
Farm sales across the country for the year to October were down more than 10%, while dairy farm per-hectare prices have pulled back almost 30% during the past year.
Economists are sharpening their pencils and trimming milk price forecasts in the wake of record New Zealand dairy production.
The latest 3.5% decline in Fonterra's fortnightly Global Dairy Trade auction brings the cumulative fall in the average price to 25% since May.
The official opening of the $240 million Mataura Valley Milk plant at McNab brought guests from all corners of the globe today.
Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, spurred by slides in butter and anhydrous milk fat that were the biggest in about two years.
Dairy Australia is predicting Australian milk supply could plummet by as much as 7% this season in a "worst case scenario".
Blue River Dairy appears set to cement its place in the Deloitte Fast 50 index, given it expects to double its exports next year - to 15 million cans of infant milk powder.
Dairying can be a tough life for many farmers but it's especially difficult if you're a woman on your own with a family to raise.
Southern Rural Life reporter Yvonne O’Hara asked DairyNZ chairman Jim van der Poel some questions about DairyNZ’s annual report for 2017/2018, which was released prior to its annual meeting in...
Many farmers are going through a a challenging time with the M. bovis outbreak. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) dispels a few myths.
DairyNZ has launched a new multimedia initiative - ''The vision is clear'' - on November 1 to encourage New Zealanders to think about water health and how to improve water quality.
New Zealand Dairy Collaborative Ltd is looking for staff for its new milk-powder canning plant in Ashburton. The plant, in its final weeks of construction and set-up, has been years in development...
Anchor Light Proof milk containers will soon be appearing on farms across New Zealand, but you won't find them in the fridge.
Westland Milk Products yesterday posted a before-tax profit of $3.25million as it tries to claw its way to profitability.
Fairlie farmer Leonie Guiney has returned to the Fonterra board, vowing to solve the co-operative's ''reputational issues''.