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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 - Wednesday, 26 February 2014
With the Waikato experiencing dry conditions again this summer, DairyNZ is encouraging Waikato dairy farmers to plan how they will manage their business to ensure that they maximise production and profitability this season without comprising next season
Friday, 15 March 2013 - Monday, 18 March 2013
Industry body DairyNZ is running drought management events in Maungaturoto and Kamo on Monday March 18, to provide farmers with tips and advice on getting through the drought. DairyNZ Northland consulting officer James Muwunganirwa says that farmers in t
Thursday, 7 March 2013 - Monday, 25 March 2013
Industry body DairyNZ is running a series of ‘beat the heat’ events in the Bay of Plenty and Taupo in March, to provide farmers advice on getting through the drought. DairyNZ Bay of Plenty regional team leader Sharon Morrell says that farmers in the regi
Thursday, 7 March 2013 - Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Industry body DairyNZ is running a series of events in the Waikato during March to provide farmers with advice on getting through the current dry spell. DairyNZ regional team leader Duncan Smeaton says that Waikato farmers have been badly affected by the
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Industry body DairyNZ is joining with other agencies and organisations to co-ordinate a range of drought support mechanisms for Northland and other North Island dairy farmers with a focus on farmer-to-farmer advice. A state of drought has been officially
Monday, 10 September 2012 - Sunday, 30 September 2012
Northland dairy farmers, suffering the effects of more than a month of persistent rain, are talking through their options at DairyNZ discussion groups. DairyNZ regional leader Tafi Manjala says sodden soils mean farmers will have to tailor their decision
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 - Monday, 13 August 2012
DairyNZ has issued some initial advice for any dairy farmers affected by Monday night’s Tongariro eruption. While it is likely that few dairy farms have currently been affected, farmers need to be aware that there are risks to animals from ash. Hungry a
Monday, 2 April 2012 - Monday, 30 April 2012
DairyNZ is warning Northland dairy farmers about a possible population explosion of armyworm, caused by recent flooding. Cosmopolitan Armyworm Larvae DairyNZ regional leader for Northland Tafi Manjala says farmers need to deal with the cater
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 - Thursday, 5 April 2012
As the floodwaters recede DairyNZ is advising farmers to take stock and create a plan to minimise the damage. DairyNZ regional leader for Northland, Tafi Manjala says that farmers need to concentrate on the things they can control. “We are hearing of wi
Monday, 5 March 2012 - Thursday, 5 April 2012
Taranaki dairy farmers dealing with the effects of last weekend’s storm are advised to remember that cows are resilient and careful management will get them through any missed milkings. DairyNZ Taranaki regional leader Jo BishellDairyNZ reg
Wednesday, 1 February 2012 - Thursday, 1 March 2012
Despite good levels of rainfall throughout the region, dairy farmers in South Otago and Southland are still managing difficult dry conditions. DairyNZ regional leader for Otago/Southland, Miranda Hunter, says most farmers have short-term plans in place f
Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - Tuesday, 1 March 2011
DairyNZ says that many dairy farmers have been left with a huge workload thanks to Wilma. Flood waters on the Hikurangi Swamp, Whangarei The remains of Tropical Cyclone Wilma unleashed substantial rain over the Northland region
Tuesday, 5 October 2010 - Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Wet weather events last week drew out 400 Southland farmers looking for tips to get their cows through the wet weather, now DairyNZ's focus is on helping farmers make up lost ground. DairyNZ Regional Leader Miranda Hunter said additional consulting of
Saturday, 4 September 2010 - Saturday, 30 October 2010
Many Canterbury dairy farms have been affected by this morning's earthquake, either through loss of power or else damage to milking sheds. Those most affected are in the Darfield, Hororata, Te Pirita and Dunsandel areas. DairyNZ acting regional leade
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 - Monday, 31 May 2010
As the floodwaters recede DairyNZ is advising farmers to take stock and create a plan to minimise the carryover effects of heavy rain to next season. DairyNZ Otago/Southland regional leader Howard de Klerk says farmers need to concentrate on the thing
Thursday, 8 April 2010 - Monday, 31 May 2010
DairyNZ has promised additional resources to dairy farmers in newly declared drought zones in Waikato, and Rodney districts. DairyNZ regional team manager Chris Murphy says DairyNZ has already been working with farmers affected by drier than normal co
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - Friday, 30 April 2010
DairyNZ is advising dairy farmers to take action now as dry conditions continue to worsen in the Waikato.   "A band of country from the Hauraki Plains through to Pukekohe is affected particularly badly," says DairyNZ Consulting Officer for South A
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 - Wednesday, 24 February 2010
DairyNZ is holding two workshops in the new year to help Northland dairy farmers manage their way through a drier than usual summer. "Northland received only 37% of its average rainfall in October and November," says DairyNZ regional manager Tafi Manj
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 - Tuesday, 23 February 2010
DairyNZ recommends once a day (OAD) milking as a key option in managing cow demand for feed during dry summer conditions when pasture quality and quantity often limit cow performance. "Get the balance right," says DairyNZ senior farm systems scientist
Friday, 2 May 2008 - Monday, 30 June 2008
DairyNZ will be holding an evening meeting on May 7 to help Hauraki Plains dairy farmers 'farm out of the drought'. "We have recently held three very successful central North Island 'Farming out of the drought' events attended by over 400 farmers, say
Wednesday, 9 April 2008 - Saturday, 31 May 2008
DairyNZ will be holding three evening meetings during April to help the regions dairy farmers 'farm out of the drought'. The drought has had a big impact on all farmers this summer, with the potential for significant carryover effects into the spring say
Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - Monday, 31 March 2008
Organising committee chairman of the Dairy3 event, Noel Johnston, says farmers' livelihoods are challenged by many different extremes every season. Milking the Xtremes - whether its high payouts, drought or average spring pasture covers - is
Thursday, 31 January 2008
The current dry period is causing serious problems for dairy farmers as it has arrived earlier than in previous years and has come off the back of a variable, and in some cases, very wet spring. "With the high milk payout influencing stock retention deci
Thursday, 31 January 2008
With many parts of New Zealand basking in the grip of a long, hot summer, industry good body DairyNZ suggests the importance of dairy farmers paying close attention to stock and pasture management in order to avoid problems if the dry period continues. P
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