TPP would reduce dairy volatility

  TPP deal to free up world dairy trade would reduce volatility   DairyNZ chairman John Luxton writes that major TPP players are holding their dairy consumers to ransom     The news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal has not been agreed because of differences over autos, dairy and intellectual property is no […]

Nourishing campaign for stressful season

DWN and SealesWinslow deliver nourishing campaign for stressful season   Dairy Women’s Network members who have attended the SealesWinslow calf nutrition workshops over the past three months have walked away with a little added extra this year.   The organisations partnered with celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen to create the ‘Nourish’ campaign to develop […]

Review tests leptospirosis vaccination success

Review tests leptospirosis vaccination success Massey University scientists have been awarded $480,000 to find out whether the vaccination of dairy cattle against the bacterial disease leptospirosis has been fully effective. Preliminary research suggests perhaps not, and the independent not-for-profit Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust and the Sustainable Farming Fund of the Ministry for […]

Focus on our competitive edge, says DairyNZ economist

With milk prices down, the industry needs to focus on the fundamentals of successful dairy production which have given the country its competitive advantage. DairyNZ senior economist Matthew Newman explains. New Zealand is unique amongst developed countries because nearly three quarters of its export earnings are generated from the primary industries of agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, […]