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Ravensdown Secures Co-funding To Eliminate Coal From Aglime Process

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 12:27 pm | Ravensdown

Ravensdown announces today that it has achieved government co-funding to accompany the co-operative’s investment to install a biomass combustor at its Dipton lime quarry. Locally supplied wood fuel will replace coal in the lime-drying process – ... More >>

New Ravensdown Chair To Focus On Pathways To Progress

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 4:35 pm | Ravensdown

Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmer Bruce Wills has been elected the new Chair of Ravensdown as current Chair John Henderson concludes his term on 31 May 2022. The former Federated Farmers national president is excited about the recently evolved ... More >>

Taramakau Sharemilker Returns To Competition As Dairy Industry Awards First Timer

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 11:47 am | Ravensdown

Entering competitions is part of the farming process for West Coast dairy farmer Andrew Stewart who lines up for The West Coast/Top of the South regional title this Thursday. He describes them as challenging and educational, as well as social and ... More >>

Business Relationships Crucial To Success Of Winning Farmers

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 4:26 pm | Ravensdown

Bay of Plenty Share Farmer of the Year winners Scott and Becks O’Brien say farmers have nothing to lose and everything to gain in Dairy Industry Awards. Their advice to potential entrants is to give it a go. “Whether you come first or last doesn't ... More >>

Farming Awards Build Networks And Appreciation For The Sector

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 3:36 pm | Ravensdown

Ravesndown spoke with shareholder and FMG Young Farmer of the Year competitor Reuben Connolly ahead of the Waikato BOP finals last weekend. Reuben came 4th in Saturday’s competition but was eager to speak to the benefits of competing in farm awards and ... More >>

Scholarship Win A Boost For South Canterbury Student

Monday, 31 January 2022, 9:55 am | Ravensdown

Lincoln University student, Tim Sheed, has been announced as this year’s recipient of Ravensdown’s Hugh Williams Scholarship. Tim, 20, is about to start his third year of study towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Lincoln University and ... More >>

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 >>