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DairyNZ Kicks Off New Campaign To Attract More Kiwis To Dairy

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:27 pm | Dairy NZ

A young female farmer with a love of rural New Zealand is helping to launch DairyNZ’s latest campaign, which aims to give Kiwis a better understanding of what it means to be a dairy farmer. DairyNZ chief executive Dr Mackle says DairyNZ’s Join us ... More >>

Changes Allow Applications To Open For More International Dairy Farm Assistants, But MIQ Still A Barrier

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 10:02 am | Dairy NZ

Applications are now open for dairy farmers to recruit much needed international workers including farm assistants and herd managers, under changes to a class exception scheme. This follows months of DairyNZ advocacy requesting changes to the 2021 class ... More >>

International Dairy Workers Needed To Ease Farmer Stress

Sunday, 12 December 2021, 5:53 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ is relieved the Government has listened to its call to allow more dairy farm assistants into New Zealand in January 2022. However, the industry-good organisation says more workers are needed and is continuing to push for another 1500 dairy international ... More >>

‘More Milk From Fewer Cows’ Trend Continues In A Record Year For NZ Dairy Industry

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 11:54 am | Dairy NZ

Kiwi dairy farmers hit a new high for milk production last season with fewer cows, showing that a focus on breeding higher performing cows is paying off.    The annual New Zealand Dairy Statistics report, released today by DairyNZ ... More >>

DairyNZ: Budget Spending Needs A Long-term Vision

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 6:47 pm | Dairy NZ

The Budget’s focus on jobs, infrastructure and the environment has hit the spot, but the devil will be in the detail for the dairy sector, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle. “Today’s budget includes some promising and practical initiatives ... More >>

DairyNZ: feed fund appreciated for drought-stricken farmers

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 3:01 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ says today’s announcement of a $500,000 government fund for drought recovery will be appreciated by farmers in need of feed assistance, but says it highlights the need for long-term solutions. “This fund increases the options for farmers ... More >>

Dairy farmers to cast milksolids levy vote

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 11:39 am | Dairy NZ

Dairy farmers are encouraged to have their say in the milksolids levy vote 2020, which is now open for voting. It is a one-in-six year vote for industry good organisation, DairyNZ. More >>

ETS legislation will increase costs for Kiwis

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 2:08 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ General Manager for Responsible Dairy Jenny Cameron is urging Parliament’s Environment Select Committee to carefully consider the implications ETS legislation could have on farms, families and communities and how they manage the impact of the ... More >>

Big job ahead for newly appointed Climate Commission

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 2:59 pm | Dairy NZ

Chief executive Dr Tim Mackle confirmed DairyNZ looks forward to engaging positively and constructively with the Commission. More >>

Dairy farmers producing more milk from fewer cows

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 3:14 pm | Dairy NZ

The latest New Zealand Dairy Statistics released today by DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) reveal farmers’ focus on productivity and efficiency is paying off with milk production increasing despite cow numbers stabilising. The ... More >>

DairyNZ: Zero Carbon Bill a mixed bag for farmers

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:48 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is describing the Zero Carbon Bill as a ‘mixed bag’ for farmers, while urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward. More >>

DairyNZ: Minister’s data grab a step too far in NAIT review

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:07 am | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ Biosecurity Manager, Dr. Liz Shackleton, will be appearing before Parliament’s Primary Production Select Committee today to submit on the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Bill (No 2). More >>

IPCC Special Report adds needed detail to climate debate

Friday, 9 August 2019, 8:52 am | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is calling the release of the latest IPCC Special Report overnight a ‘welcome contribution’ to the developing debate on climate. More >>

NZ must be able to attract, train and retain skilled farmers

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:32 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle welcomes today’s announcement that the Government plans to reform the vocational education sector to increase the responsiveness and accountability to industry. More >>

DairyNZ CEO: Make the methane target achievable

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 11:17 am | Dairy NZ

Today, DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle appeared before Parliament’s Environment Select Committee to send a clear message to politicians – an unachievable 47 percent methane reduction target would be setting farmers up to fail. More >>

Farm Debt Mediation Bill a welcome relief

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 5:01 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle is welcoming yesterday’s announcement of the Farm Debt Mediation Bill as an example of an initiative that will mean a lot to farmers who may be feeling financial pressure. More >>

Bull Breeding Worth shifts reflect increase in value

Monday, 10 September 2018, 5:27 pm | Dairy NZ

In what is the most significant change to global dairy trade in the last 20 years, milk fat will earn dairy farmers more than protein in the 2018/19 season. More >>

DairyNZ: Clear climate change pathway needed for dairy

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 4:01 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Tim Mackle has welcomed the announcement of the Government’s timeframes for putting in place an independent Climate Change Commission and consulting on the proposed Zero Carbon Bill from May 2018. More >>

Early summer prompts call for farm plan

Friday, 8 December 2017, 2:30 pm | Dairy NZ

Early summer prompts call for farm plan A very wet spring followed by a hot, dry start to summer has put pressure on summer feed supply for dairy farmers in some parts of the country. Data shows current soil conditions are drier than normal, particularly ... More >>

More milk per cow, fewer cows: latest dairy stats

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:43 am | Dairy NZ

Daisy and her paddock mates are record-breakers, reveal the latest national dairy statistics released today by DairyNZ and LIC. More >>