Right now, everyone in the dairy industry is figuring out how to get through the next 12 months without too much pain. But eventually events will turn and we will be able to think more strategically about where the industry is going.
The Government is ruling out any further watering down of Health and Safety reforms despite a two-month delay to allow National MPs to get to grips with the law change.
Government and Opposition MPs have clashed over the long-running Saudi sheep saga during a fiery select committee hearing at Parliament.
A sheep and beef farmer has been the first to receive a formal warning for breaching the Resource Management Act under the Waikato Regional Council’s Variation 5 consenting regime.
One of the world’s largest private landholdings, a series of cattle stations in Australia that is almost as large as the North Island, is to be sold with an estimated price tag of £175 million ($397 million).
Dairy farmers have been so keen to lock themselves into Fonterra’s latest guaranteed milk price (GMP) of $5.25 that the scheme has been oversubscribed.
Dairy farmers have flocked to Fonterra’s guaranteed milk price scheme, with many opting to lock in farmgate prices at $5.25 a kg of milksolids – the same price as its forecast for 2015/16.Fonterra went out to Farmers looking for…
Demonstration farms near Stratford and Manaia are closely monitoring their cashflow, focusing on pasture management and deferring some expenditure as they plan for the season ahead.
Monitoring pasture, feed costs and cashflow will help Stratford Demonstration Farm make the best of this challenging dairy season.
Landcorp has not backed away from converting more Waikato forestry land to dairying.