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EcoPond Demonstrating Methane Leadership On World Stage

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 6:53 am | Ravensdown

As the COP Climate Change Summit concludes, a New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative has showcased new methane mitigating technology that the dairy sector can start using from today to reduce emissions. Developed with Lincoln University, Ravensdown’s ... More >>

Ravensdown Renew Sponsorship Of NZDIA

Monday, 1 November 2021, 9:13 am | Ravensdown

  Entries to the 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) continue to be accepted online until December 1st as national sponsors continue to commit to the programme. NZDIA General Manager Robin Congdon is rapt to confirm that Ravensdown ... More >>

New Elected Director In The Western North Island

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:06 am | Ravensdown

Taranaki farmer and former Ravensdown employee, Mike Davey is the co-operative’s newest shareholder-elected director, announced at yesterday’s 2021 annual meeting. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2109/c31e79924ded363a8b2a.jpeg" ... More >>

Escalating women leaders

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 3:36 pm | Ravensdown

“To be a good leader, you have to first know your ‘why,’” says Ravensdown shareholder and Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) Escalator programme graduate Donna Cram. Philip and Donna Cram, Wylan Dene farm, Sth Taranaki. “For me it is ... More >>

Lip Gloss and Gumboots

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 3:29 pm | Ravensdown

While some people are attracted to the more solitary parts of a rural working life, many farming women seek out others going through the same experiences, according to Ravensdown shareholder Jo Hay. “Farming can be a pretty lonely lifestyle. It’s ... More >>

Ravensdown invests in future as team focuses on farm environment planning

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 1:08 pm | Ravensdown

Ravensdown is gearing up for the growing demand for farm environment planning and investing in future capabilities. This ongoing investment in future on-farm performance meant the co-operative was unable to meet the previous year’s record profit performance, ... More >>

Ravensdown Appoints New Head Of Digital Products

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:41 pm | Ravensdown

Ravensdown has appointed Dan McLaughlin as Head of Digital Products, tasked with driving adoption and growth of digital tools by the company’s customer-shareholders. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/b53a318e17fb55b3b026.jpeg" ... More >>

Farmer-owned Co-operatives Need Farmer-centred Boards

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 1:36 pm | Ravensdown

Former Ravensdown Board member Scott Gower is calling for farmers to step up and stay active in participating on boards of their co-operatives despite more demands being placed on farmers’ time. Scott is a third-generation hill country sheep and ... More >>

New Scientific Officer Passionate About Solutions To N-loss

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:58 am | Ravensdown

Ravensdown has appointed Dr Will Talbot to the newly created position of Scientific Officer, supporting the Chief Scientific Officer Ants Roberts in an ongoing programme of innovative science and technology projects. Will brings strong soil knowledge ... More >>

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 >>