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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 >>

Farmers' fitness levels being impacted by technology

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:37 pm | Dairy NZ

Greater automation and technology has slowed dairy farmers down and impacted their fitness levels, says former Hauraki Plains farmer Ian Handcock. More >>

Forage Systems to Reduce Nitrate Leaching

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:20 pm | Dairy NZ

Canterbury farmers are participating in a research programme led by DairyNZ to develop profitable solutions that reduce nitrate leaching. The six-year programme ‘Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching’ aims to reduce nitrate leaching losses by 20 percent ... More >>

Low milk price will be hot topic at DairyNZ AGM

Monday, 6 October 2014, 3:05 pm | Dairy NZ

The future profitability of dairy farming in the wake of falling international prices for dairy products is likely to be a hot topic when the dairy farming industry and research body, DairyNZ, goes to Timaru next week for its Annual General Meeting (AGM). More >>

Take a long, hard look at your farming systems

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:24 am | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ says the latest drop in Fonterra’s forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season is a signal to farmers to reassess the costs of their farm system. More >>

Southland swede group underway

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:54 pm | Dairy NZ

A cross-sector industry-led working group is coming together to co-ordinate research and advice to farmers following an issue with swedes affecting dairy cattle this season. More >>



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