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  • Efficiency focus generates resilience

    03 August 2015

    As one of Northland's more profitable farmers, Inside Dairy speaks to Peter Foote about the steps he and his wife Trixie have taken to develop an efficient and resilient farm business.

  • Cut unprofitable production

    30 July 2015

    With the continued decline in milk price, DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle is calling on farmers to cut unprofitable production from their systems.

  • To feed or not to feed

    29 July 2015

    The Supplement Price Calculator is designed to help farmers make tactical decisions about purchasing feed during a feed shortage. DairyNZ principal scientist, John Roche, explains the science behind it.

  • Kiwi inventiveness plays role in soil experiment

    28 July 2015

    At first glance, a shipping container and three sewer pipes seem unlikely elements in a scientific endeavour...

  • High Sugar Grass
    Visits to help farmers lift income not costs

    24 July 2015

    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.

  • Dairy farmers spend over $1 billion on the environment

    13 July 2015

    Federated Farmers and DairyNZ have conducted a survey on New Zealand dairy farmers’ environmental investments, revealing an estimated spend of over $1billion over the past five years.

  • Farmer experience 'bottled' to help dairying bounce back

    08 July 2015

    DairyNZ has created a new online resource detailing the financial spending of top performing dairy farms. This is part of the organisations work to help farmers cope with lower milk prices and set the industry up for a speedy recovery.

  • Craig Norgate
    DairyNZ acknowledges Craig Norgate's industry contribution

    08 July 2015

    DairyNZ chairman John Luxton and chief executive Tim Mackle have today expressed their sadness and shock at the death of Craig Norgate, acknowledging the important part he played in setting the direction of the industry body in its early years.

  • Farming with $4.75 effective milk price

    29 June 2015

    Retain, reduce, defer or remove expenses: these are the basic choices to match cost of production to milk price.

  • Caution needed if feeding swedes

    28 June 2015

    DairyNZ is advising farmers and their staff, who are feeding swedes, to be extra vigilant.

  • Back to basics to sustain dairy's competitiveness

    25 June 2015

    With milk prices down, the industry needs to focus on the fundamentals of successful dairy production, Economist Matthew Newman explains.

  • Flood
    Groups working together to help flood-affected farmers

    23 June 2015

    DairyNZ is working alongside others to support farmers and ensure cows have enough feed after dozens of paddocks were flooded last weekend.

  • New blood for Bay of Plenty team

    15 June 2015

    Local dairy farmers will notice a fresh face at DairyNZ discussion groups and events over the coming months, with the arrival of new consulting officer Julian Reti-Kaukau.

  • Cow in field
    Body condition score to become a breeding trait

    11 June 2015

    Body condition score (BCS) is to be included as a new trait in Breeding Worth (BW) from February 2016.

  • Avoiding ear tag infections

    11 June 2015

    Set up for healthy calves with these key steps to preventing infections from ear tags.