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Research farms open up for science showcase

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:27 am | Dairy NZ

Waikato farmers will get the chance to go for an afternoon walkabout on DairyNZ’s research farmlets on Thursday 30 April when the industry body opens its gates to showcase its science for a day. More >>

Farmers' bank balances under severe pressure

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:21 pm | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ says bank balances for most dairy farmers will be heading south this winter and spring, producing some short-term but significant cashflow management challenges for farmers. More >>

Farmers need to have their say now on plan for change

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:54 am | Dairy NZ

An upcoming series of meetings will give farmers a chance to have an early say on Waikato Regional Council's Healthy Rivers Plan for Change which could have a big impact on the way they farm in the future. More >>

Workshops will bring farmers up to speed with welfare laws

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 10:19 am | Dairy NZ

A series of workshops will begin this month to help dairy farmers understand animal welfare laws and work out their options for keeping on the right side of impending new regulations. More >>

New manager to strengthen DairyNZ's Forage Value Index

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:11 am | Dairy NZ

The addition of persistence and metabolisable energy (ME) traits to the DairyNZ Forage Value Index (FVI) are seen as key targets for Cameron Ludemann in his new role as Forage Value Manager. More >>

Audit findings show more work needed

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:25 am | Dairy NZ

Findings released today by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment from phase four of the dairy sector audits on employment compliance show that the industry still has more work to do to lift its performance, says DairyNZ's strategy and investment ... More >>

New online bull team builder puts farmers in control

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:45 pm | Dairy NZ

A new online bull team builder, developed by NZ Animal Evaluation Limited (NZAEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DairyNZ, will allow farmers to see the impact of genetic improvement on farm profit and team averages. Instead of flicking through catalogues ... More >>

Swedes farmer survey results coming in May

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:39 pm | Dairy NZ

The results of an in-depth farmer survey carried out to help understand the factors behind the toxic swedes issues that hit Southland dairy herds last year are expected to be available by the end of May. More >>

Farmers care about cow welfare, says DairyNZ

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:01 pm | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ is reminding farmers of the requirements for transporting cattle following recent news and social media comments on a case now being investigated by the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Moving stock? Think about your Theileria risks

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 12:55 pm | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ is warning farmers to assess the risks to their herds from the tick-borne disease Theileria if they are moving stock this autumn and winter. . DairyNZ veterinarian and technical policy advisor, Nita Harding, says stock out ... More >>

Otago field days focus on farm effluent management

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 1:12 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ ENVIROREADY field days starting next week will bring farmers up to speed with good practice effluent management, and provide tools and information to help them meet Otago Regional Council environmental regulations. More >>

Liveweight breeding values change this month

Friday, 13 February 2015, 12:14 pm | Dairy NZ

Liveweight breeding values and breeding worth calculations change this month Liveweight breeding values for dairy cattle are to improve as a result of data analyses carried out by NZ Animal Evaluation Limited (NZAEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of DairyNZ. ... More >>

Farmers need to evolve new systems

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:59 am | Dairy NZ

New Zealand farmers face a new evolutionary pressure - farming within nutrient limits - and together with scientists and industry bodies, they will need to evolve new farming systems in response to this challenge, a University of Waikato economist ... More >>

DairyNZ addresses price dip, drought

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:37 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ has launched a campaign to help dairy farmers survive a tough season bought on by a low milk price and now drought. More >>

Planting a winner – how to protect farm waterways

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:13 pm | Dairy NZ

Planting a winner – how to protect farm waterways How to get the best results from planting waterways and avoid the common pitfalls will be the focus of a DairyNZ and Tatua field day on February 13 at the Tatua farm in Tatuanui. Representatives ... More >>

Economists to discuss challenges of feeding a growing planet

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 1:43 pm | Dairy NZ

A world perspective on the short and long run impacts of food price changes on poverty will be up for discussion at a major international economics conference in Rotorua next month. More >>

Best dairy pastures picked

Monday, 19 January 2015, 6:24 pm | Dairy NZ

Winners of a competition to identify the Waikato and Bay of Plenty’s best new and renewed dairy pastures will host field days at their properties in late January. More >>

Dry soil conditions put DairyNZ on alert to boost support

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 9:38 am | Dairy NZ

Soils are drying out fast around the country, but above the ground it's a different story, with grass and feed supplies looking good in many parts of the country, says industry body DairyNZ. More >>

Farmers will need tactics and supportive suppliers

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11:54 am | Dairy NZ

The drop in Fonterra's forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 dairy farming season to $4.70 from $5.30 will test dairy farmers, and industry body DairyNZ is offering them some advice on tactics to cope with the challenging times ahead. More >>

Dairy industry animal database goes live

Friday, 5 December 2014, 4:47 pm | Dairy NZ

Dairy industry animal database goes live The transfer of the Dairy Core Database from farmer owned co-operative LIC to industry body DairyNZ has been completed and is now part of a new Dairy Industry Good Animal Database (DIGAD). DairyNZ chief executive ... More >>



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