Sunday, March 3, 2024
Cream rises at Manawatū Dairy Industry Awards

Cream rises at Manawatū Dairy Industry Awards

Share Farmer of the Year winners named at annual awards in Palmerston North.

Govt moots trade deal with UAE

Govt moots trade deal with UAE

Trade Ministry wants to hear public opinion on entering a trade agreement with United Arab Emirates.
‘Trees for cheese’ plant officially opens

‘Trees for cheese’ plant officially opens

World’s largest dedicated cheese factory has switched to 100% renewable energy.
Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Warm weather brings favourite back to vege shelves after a tough season.

Put your feet up and work smarter

Put your feet up and work smarter

Despite Kiwi agriculture, forestry and mining contributing more to value-added products than the OECD average, the sector is not highly productive

NZ’s largest solar farm to date officially opened 

Kaitaia is also the first solar farm in country to bid into electricity market.



‘Trees for cheese’ plant officially opens

‘Trees for cheese’ plant officially opens

World’s largest dedicated cheese factory has switched to 100% renewable energy.

Cook Strait salmon farm approved

Putting fish pens out in the open ocean ‘not for the faint hearted’ says aquaculture manager.

Quest to find golden fleece at Wanaka A&P

Judges impressed by quality as they sort through record number of fine wool entries.

Otago Feds urge council to pause draft plan

Federated Farmers urging Otago Regional Council to hit pause on poor land and water plans.



Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Warm weather brings favourite back to vege shelves after a tough season.

No full stop on South Korea’s opportunities

Trade commissioner signs out of Seoul with fond memories and market insights.

Aus lamb torrent shows no sign of slowing

Production headed for a fourth straight record year.

Not so lucky new year for China lamb

Hopes of a boost to sales from annual celebrations fail to materialise.

Maize maze cultivates farm connections

Maize maze cultivates farm connections

Matamata farmers open up four hectares of maize to the public.

Tutumatai Station to host field day

Day will include presentations from BLNZ’s genetics and research teams.

Building the mauri in the soil

A project looking at whole farm systems and soil biology is underway on 10 farms in Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

Workplace solutions start with the boss

Sector needs to offer today’s farm worker better incentives and conditions, leaders say.

Govt moots trade deal with UAE

Govt moots trade deal with UAE

Trade Ministry wants to hear public opinion on entering a trade agreement with United Arab Emirates.

Review of forestry’s ETS duties begins

National keeping election promise to sector, McClay says.

Behemoths face off in WTO subsidy talks

India meets opposition as it seeks to have temporary dispensation set in stone.

Five BLNZ remits for farmers to mull

Ahead of annual meeting, only three proposals have board support.



NZ’s largest solar farm to date officially opened 

NZ’s largest solar farm to date officially opened 

Kaitaia is also the first solar farm in country to bid into electricity market.

Fonterra launches emissions profile tool

Customers will also be able to request carbon footprint certificates for specific New Zealand NZMP products.

Gas trial gets A+ from researcher

Bovaer study shows efficacy of methane mitigator, albeit mainly on a dairy feedlot diet.

Joint Irish-NZ methane project kicks off

Four years to be spent measuring GHG emissions from grass-fed dairy cows.

Cream rises at Manawatū Dairy Industry Awards

Cream rises at Manawatū Dairy Industry Awards

Share Farmer of the Year winners named at annual awards in Palmerston North.

Best of the best line up for Biosecurity Awards

More community groups make the short list this year.

Wairoa schoolgirl wins on first day of Golden Shears

Ashlin Swann’s sheen-clean result brings home the trophy in novice final.

Primary sector women blazing a trail

International Women’s Day celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements.



Put your feet up and work smarter

Put your feet up and work smarter

Despite Kiwi agriculture, forestry and mining contributing more to value-added products than the OECD average, the sector is not highly productive

Primary sector in the political pound seats

From a farmer-friendly select committee to occupying key posts, ag has a rare legislative opportunity, says Alan Emerson.

To co-op or not to co-op

George Moss is a strong believer in farmers owning and controlling their own destiny.

Incentivise farmers, don’t penalise them 

Primary producers shouldn’t face a tax on their emissions, but be celebrated for meeting science-based targets, writes BLNZ chair Kate Acland.