New Zealand

New Zealand milk output to fall by 10%

New Zealand milk output to fall by 10%

New Zealand milk output will fall by 10% by 2030 as the country’s dairy industry confronts the combined challenge of...

March 1, 2021

New Zealand researchers ‘acknowledge errors’ in dairy carbon footprint report

New Zealand researchers ‘acknowledge errors’ in dairy carbon footprint report

Researchers in New Zealand have apparently acknowledged that certain errors were included in a recent study which purported to show...

February 3, 2021

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand’s tillage, horticulture and vegetable sectors have embarked on a seven-year programme, which should lead to the widespread implementation...

January 25, 2021

Fonterra posts ‘most encouraging progress to date’ in latest sustainability report

Fonterra posts ‘most encouraging progress to date’ in latest sustainability report

Fonterra has reported its “most encouraging sustainability results since starting its annual reporting four years ago”, according to the Kiwi...

November 3, 2020

MEP outlines concerns: Agri concessions ‘top of agenda’ for NZ negotiators

MEP outlines concerns: Agri concessions ‘top of agenda’ for NZ negotiators

MEP for the Midlands-North West Chris MacManus asked the European Commission as to whether it is planning to allow increased...

July 10, 2020

‘Madness’ to make any offer to New Zealand on lamb imports

‘Madness’ to make any offer to New Zealand on lamb imports

It would be “madness” for EU negotiators to make any lamb import offer to New Zealand at this time in...

June 11, 2020

Fonterra chairman announces plans to step down

Fonterra chairman announces plans to step down

Fonterra Cooperative’s chairman John Monaghan has confirmed that he will retire as a director of the Kiwi co-op when his...

March 17, 2020

Ireland ‘should follow New Zealand model on agri emissions’

Ireland ‘should follow New Zealand model on agri emissions’

Ireland should follow the example of New Zealand in its approach to a net zero emissions target by 2050, while...

January 6, 2020

Getting the ‘shades and shorts out’ on a 670-cow dairy farm in New Zealand

Getting the ‘shades and shorts out’ on a 670-cow dairy farm in New Zealand

Liam Brophy – who is in his second year of the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management – has just concluded...

November 11, 2019

Emergency services called ‘as precaution’ following Fonterra factory fire

Emergency services called ‘as precaution’ following Fonterra factory fire

Emergency services including fire and ambulance vehicles were called to a factory owned by Fonterra as a precautionary measure following...

October 17, 2019

Kicking off the breeding season on a 670-cow farm in New Zealand

Kicking off the breeding season on a 670-cow farm in New Zealand

Liam Brophy – who is in his second year of the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management – has completed...

October 6, 2019

Finishing off a busy calving season in the Waikato region of New Zealand

Finishing off a busy calving season in the Waikato region of New Zealand

Liam Brophy – who is in his second year of the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management – is coming to...

September 1, 2019

Milking 670 cows in the Waikato region in New Zealand

Milking 670 cows in the Waikato region in New Zealand

Liam Brophy – who is in his second year of the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management course – has...

July 28, 2019

Checking and moving stock on the farm…with drones that bark

Checking and moving stock on the farm…with drones that bark

Farmers are increasingly using technology to try and take the hardship out of farming, with drones now taking on the...

March 8, 2019

Strong New Zealand lamb and mutton prices expected in 2018-2019

Strong New Zealand lamb and mutton prices expected in 2018-2019

Beef and Lamb New Zealand has forecast slight increases in farm-gate prices for lamb and mutton in 2018-2019. This comes...

October 4, 2018

‘Life on a 2,500-cow dairy farm is hectic’: Waterford woman

‘Life on a 2,500-cow dairy farm is hectic’: Waterford woman

Working on a 2,500-cow dairy farm based on a grazing platform of 830ha and milking through an 80-bale rotary parlour...

September 16, 2018

New Zealand farmer hit by outbreak not charged

New Zealand farmer hit by outbreak not charged

It had been reported that a New Zealand farmer who was one of those hit with an outbreak of Mycoplasma...

August 30, 2018

AgriNet Grass software being used by New Zealand’s biggest dairy farm business

AgriNet Grass software being used by New Zealand’s biggest dairy farm business

For over a year now, AgriNet Grass has been used on all farms managed by Dairy Holdings Limited – New...

August 12, 2018