Thursday, May 19, 2022

Dairy


Welfare code changes impractical, Feds say

Welfare code changes impractical, Feds say

ByGerald PiddockMay 19, 2022
Federated Farmers is questioning the on-farm practicalities behind some of the proposals in the new draft code of welfare for dairy cattle. While well intentioned, some of the changes it proposes would be difficult for farmers to put into practice,…

Instant WMP stirs up GDT prices

ByHugh StringlemanMay 19, 2022
Prices dropped for the fifth consecutive Global Dairy Trade auction this week, by 2.9% in aggregate but with widely differing components. Prices for grades of whole milk powder (WMP) both…

Jersey heifer sets record $23,600

ByHugh StringlemanMay 19, 2022
In-calf heifer Glanton Punch Bria ET has set a heifer price record for the Jersey breed of $23,600. The heifer bred by Rob and Alison Thwaites, Taranaki, from their prolific…

Farming with a difference

BySonita ChandarMay 19, 2022
Craigmore Farming Services was named the 2022 Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award winners at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards last month, receiving the John Wilson Memorial Trophy. Spread out from…


New season’s milk price forecast expected to begin with $9

New season’s milk price forecast expected to begin with $9

ByHugh StringlemanMay 18, 2022
Dairy farmers will be very keen to see the first Fonterra forecast of the farm gate milk price for the…
Call centre gearing up for Moving Day

Call centre gearing up for Moving Day

ByColin WilliscroftMay 17, 2022
Moving Day is approaching fast and Ospri’s recently-appointed support and customer service manager Adam Wright hopes a support centre restructure…
Thriving in any situation

Thriving in any situation

ByRoss NollyMay 17, 2022
The need to reduce bobby calf numbers has prompted many dairy farmers to look at alternative beef breeds that will…
Upskilling on the job is key

Upskilling on the job is key

ByStaff reporterMay 17, 2022
Learning needs to happen at the right time so knowledge is fresh and able to be used practically in the…
A numbers game

A numbers game

ByRoss NollyMay 17, 2022
As a child a Taranaki farmer discovered a passion for the Ayrshire, though his father had a predominately Jersey herd.…
Exile on Main Street

Exile on Main Street

ByNeal WallaceMay 16, 2022
New Zealand’s rural-led economic recovery is being hamstrung by a shortage of working-age staff, an inability to retain people and…
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