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Another tough season ahead for farmers

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 3:11 pm | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says the on-farm cash income of farmers from all milk production this season will be under $4 per kgMS as a result of today's news from dairy co-operative Fonterra that it is dropping its forecast Farmgate Milk Price ... More >>

El Niño could mean fall in pasture growth

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 10:13 am | Dairy NZ

Data from past El Niño years suggests farmers in some regions can expect a drop in pasture growth this summer. More >>

Dairy farmers contribute to West Coast lake clean-up

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 12:56 pm | Dairy NZ

West Coast dairy farmers have spent at least $8 million on conservation efforts to improve the water quality of Lake Brunner. More >>

Goodbye to a tough year, hello to a New Year

Monday, 21 December 2015, 11:53 am | Dairy NZ

Like a lot of dairy farmers, I am pretty happy about farewelling 2015, and looking ahead to a New Year with better prospects and farmgate milk prices. Last year was certainly a testing time for dairy farming. First there was the aftermath of the ... More >>

Dairy industry appalled at video footage

Monday, 30 November 2015, 11:39 am | Dairy NZ

Dairy industry bodies say they are appalled at the bobby care practices revealed in video footage recorded by animal rights group Farmwatch and released as part of a SAFE public campaign launched against dairy farming. More >>

Industry agreed dairy housing standards released

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 3:42 pm | Dairy NZ

The first industry agreed set of good practice standards around the design and construction of dairy housing structures in New Zealand has been released by DairyNZ and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). More >>

Fly around the globe and discover the dairy story

Friday, 6 November 2015, 10:58 am | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ has launched a new online tool which visualises data about dairying in New Zealand in a three dimensional model using gaming technology . More >>

Minister visits for DairyNZ AGM

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 2:04 pm | Dairy NZ

Minister visits for DairyNZ AGM Dairy farmers will have the opportunity to hear from the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy at DairyNZ's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Waikato on Tuesday, October 13. More >>

Strong dairy commitment to research and development

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 8:38 am | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ has confirmed its commitment to investing in dairy science following the release of AgResearch's proposals for staffing reductions. More >>

Calf collection paves way for fertility project

Monday, 28 September 2015, 11:06 am | Dairy NZ

A huge logistical exercise that involved collecting hundreds of calves from farms all over the North Island has set the scene for a ground-breaking research programme aimed at lifting fertility rates in the dairy industry. More >>

Waikato modelling results show high costs to farmers

Friday, 25 September 2015, 8:00 am | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ is encouraging Waikato dairy farmers to get involved in regional policy development processes after the release of new information highlighting the potential for high costs to their businesses. More >>

Future of dairy industry supported through tough season

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 10:07 am | Dairy NZ

Variable order sharemilkers nationwide are being offered tailored advice and information including free accountant sessions and farmer-to-farmer advice. More >>

Hunt for great dairy pastures is on again

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 3:32 pm | Dairy NZ

The hunt is on for great dairy pastures in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. More >>

Quiz the candidates, says DairyNZ

Monday, 14 September 2015, 2:11 pm | Dairy NZ

As voting gets underway today for DairyNZ's 2015 elections, this year farmers are encouraged to get involved and question the director candidates. More >>

Plant analysis backs up earlier advice

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 10:42 am | Dairy NZ

The results from analysis of Southland swede plants collected last season is backing up DairyNZ advice to farmers that feeding maturing swede crops increases the risk of ill-health in cows. More >>

Double DairyNZ election to be hotly contested

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:34 pm | Dairy NZ

Three DairyNZ director positions will be hotly contested over the next month, having drawn in 10 farmer candidates - the most received by the industry body in recent years. More >>

Game on for children to raise farm safety awareness

Monday, 10 August 2015, 1:00 pm | Dairy NZ

A new free online farm safety game that children can play on smartphones, computers and tablets is the latest innovation in the quest to improve farm safety. More >>

Careful management reduces nutrient losses

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 12:44 pm | Dairy NZ

Recent results from Ag Research trials undertaken in South Otago as part of the Pastoral 21 project have shown that grazed winter forage crops contribute significantly to the risk of nutrient losses to water but that with careful management, sediment and ... More >>

Six DairyNZ spots up for election

Monday, 3 August 2015, 3:26 pm | Dairy NZ

Nominations open this week for farmer-elected directors on the board of DairyNZ, with one spot vacated by long-serving chairman John Luxton, who is standing down from the industry body. More >>

Visits to help farmers lift income not costs

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:56 am | Dairy NZ

Industry body DairyNZ is offering one-on-one support to help dairy farmers grow and harvest an extra tonne of pasture. If this is achieved the average operator could make an extra $30,000 of milk income in the lead up to Christmas. Farmers nationwide ... More >>