Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Main man from the Mainland

Main man from the Mainland

Southland’s Leon Samuels ends 35-year drought as he takes out top prize.

Covid has stark lessons for rural healthcare

Covid has stark lessons for rural healthcare

Academics argue for new way of approaching health initiatives in isolated areas.
Ag keeps an anxious eye on regional rate rises

Ag keeps an anxious eye on regional rate rises

Every council is ‘coming for the farmer’s wallet’, says Federated Farmers’ local government specialist.
Global outlook and marketing trends for dairy

Global outlook and marketing trends for dairy

Dairy products are expected to have the largest rate of consumption growth among all food categories over the next decade.

Regs that are worth the paper they’re written on

Regs that are worth the paper they’re written on

The high-value future of the food and fibre sector will come at a paperwork price that is even higher than what the sector pays today, says Daniel Eb.

NZ’s largest solar farm to date officially opened 

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



Covid has stark lessons for rural healthcare

Covid has stark lessons for rural healthcare

Academics argue for new way of approaching health initiatives in isolated areas.

Wool champions knit new alliance to boost fibre 

Campaign for Wool and Wool Impact sign formal collaboration deal.

‘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.



Global outlook and marketing trends for dairy

Global outlook and marketing trends for dairy

Dairy products are expected to have the largest rate of consumption growth among all food categories over the next decade.

Surprisingly strong finish for dairy

There has been significant movement within the dairy industry over the past few months, both locally and globally.

Trying to spark hope after WTO damp squib

At least subsidy billions are still on the table as meeting adjourns, exporters say.

Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

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

Ag keeps an anxious eye on regional rate rises

Ag keeps an anxious eye on regional rate rises

Every council is ‘coming for the farmer’s wallet’, says Federated Farmers’ local government specialist.

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.

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.

Main man from the Mainland

Main man from the Mainland

Southland’s Leon Samuels ends 35-year drought as he takes out top prize.

Darfield farmer off to Young Farmer finals

George Dodson takes Tasman trophy as regionals roll on.

Taranaki dairy’s best honoured at awards

Former zookeeper and his partner among the winners

Learning how to farm with an abundance of water

A lot of rain and a lot of rainbows come with this part of Taranaki, where one couple face the challenges and rewards of high altitude farming.



Regs that are worth the paper they’re written on

Regs that are worth the paper they’re written on

The high-value future of the food and fibre sector will come at a paperwork price that is even higher than what the sector pays today, says Daniel Eb.

Growing optimism in the face of adversity

The big challenge for the new government is not going to be the unwinding of the regulations, but what it replaces them with.

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.