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Ravensdown Appoints National Agronomy Manager

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 10:58 am | Ravensdown

Ravensdown has appointed Will Waddell as its new National Agronomy Manager. Will’s responsibility will be enhancing the co-operative’s service in seeds, agrichemicals and agronomic advice. The new role leads a nationwide team of nine specialist agronomists ... More >>

Garry Diack Appointed New Ravensdown CEO

Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:03 pm | Ravensdown

Ravensdown has announced Garry Diack as its new CEO, replacing Greg Campbell who has held the position at the farmer-owned co-operative for the past eight years. Diack joins Ravensdown from his position as CEO and Executive Director of Tait Communications ... More >>

The Cost Of Getting Soil Fertility Wrong

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 9:37 am | Ravensdown

Although many people on the planet are willing to pay more for New Zealand produce, productive land to grow that food and fibre is becoming unavailable here in our own backyard. Both the current government and previous governments aimed to double export ... More >>

Two Million Tonnes Of Greenhouse Gases Up For Grabs With Minimal Production Hit

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 9:44 am | Ravensdown

Ravensdown’s recommendations to the Climate Change Commission focus on three specific solutions that can save two million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year with minimal impact on agsector production. The farmer-owned co-operative’s submission ... More >>

Scholarship Win Opens Ag Science Opportunities

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 10:21 am | Ravensdown

Massey University student Sophie Ridd has been announced as this year’s recipient of Ravensdown’s Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2102/7cfbd94fd3f5f0077837.jpeg" width="540" height="720"> Sophie, 19, is about to start ... More >>

CEO Begins Six-month Notice Period After Giving Intention To Leave

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 3:58 pm | Ravensdown

Greg Campbell, Chief Executive of Ravensdown has notified the Board that he will be leaving the role and has started his six-month notice period. This gives the Board time to search for a suitable replacement for Greg who has been CEO of the farmer-owned ... More >>

Katie Milne wins Agricultural Communicator of the Year

Monday, 19 October 2020, 10:50 am | Ravensdown

West Coast dairy farmer and former President of Federated Farmers Katie Milne was last night named the 2020 Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the year. The award recognises people making a significant contribution to communicating agricultural ... More >>

New Director Will Help Push For Smarter Farming

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 4:22 pm | Ravensdown

Intellectual property lawyer and farm owner Jane Montgomery is Ravensdown’s newest shareholder-elected director, announced at yesterday’s 2020 annual meeting. Christchurch-based Jane owns a farm in North Canterbury and has been elected as director of Area 3, ... More >>

Growing Food Through COVID-19 – Nutrient Services Essential (again)

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 3:37 pm | Ravensdown

As farming gears up for a busy spring, farm nutrient provider Ravensdown has been given the green light as an essential service as it was during previous levels 3 and 4. Back in autumn, farmers were catching up on fertiliser and feed as they tried ... More >>

Resilient Ravensdown Responds With Strong $69m Profit - Returning $68 Million To Farming

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 3:49 pm | Ravensdown

After ensuring essential food-creating nutrients kept flowing during the pandemic, Ravensdown has recorded a profit from continuing operations and before tax, rebate and an earlier issue of bonus shares of $69 million (2019: $52m). Returning a total ... More >>

Agri-graduates Kickstart Their Career With Ravensdown

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:33 am | Ravensdown

Ravensdown’s popular development programme has returned for its sixth year, this time supporting six talented university graduates into fulltime careers within the co-operative. Among those are two former recipients of the Ravensdown Hugh Williams ... More >>

Getting smarter at growing grass

Monday, 17 February 2020, 9:25 am | Ravensdown

Trewithen is a 288ha farm with 1,100 cows in New Plymouth, owned by the Faull Family from Waitara. In his third season, sharemilker James Barbour takes us through the farm’s approach to nutrient management. More >>

Two sides to the Western Sahara story

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:38 pm | Ravensdown

Farmer co-operative Ravensdown has granted access to Moller Park for a small group wanting to express their opinion about the arrival of legally sourced, essential phosphate rock in Dunedin. More >>

What lies beneath the surface? The pitfalls of facial eczema

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:19 am | Ravensdown

Do you rely on visual cues to assess your stock’s health? Making animal health plans or decisions on this alone can be detrimental to your production when it comes to facial eczema. What lies beneath the surface can tell a very different story that ... More >>

New tool for farmers to measure their GHG

Friday, 29 November 2019, 12:11 pm | Ravensdown

Options for farmers have now broadened when it comes to managing their greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint on-farm. More >>

ClearTech a gamechanger for Canterbury dairy farmer

Monday, 18 November 2019, 4:51 pm | Ravensdown

A revolutionary dairy effluent treatment system is delivering enormous environmental benefits for Lincoln dairy farmer Tom Mason. More >>

Water intent supported while practical concerns remain

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:28 am | Ravensdown

Nutrient management and environmental experts Ravensdown have delivered their submission to the government’s discussion document on “Action for healthy waterways.” More >>

Future of New Zealand agriculture in good hands

Monday, 14 October 2019, 9:35 am | Ravensdown

Smarter farming co-operative Ravensdown has launched a second intake to its development programme after an increasing number of talented applicants. More >>

New directors to help push for smarter farming

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 11:03 am | Ravensdown

Agri-environment expert Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, farmer Nicola Hyslop and governance and e-commerce leader David Biland have joined Ravensdown’s board of directors, it was announced at the co-operative’s 2019 annual meeting in Lincoln. More >>

Ngāi Tahu Farming Ravensdown Scholarship opens doors

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:04 am | Ravensdown

Ravensdown are pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Ngāi Tahu Farming Ravensdown scholarship, Bayley Coster. More >>