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  • Focus on repro has dramatic results

    27 August 2015

    Making reproduction their number one priority is paying off for North Canterbury farm managers Mike and Eliza Scarlett-Brown.

  • Zero based budgeting

    24 August 2015

    Zero based budgeting can help identify expenditure categories that have bloated over time or become inefficient, by starting from scratch and justifying all expenditure for each new budget cycle.

  • DairyNZ event
    Feed field days address fluctuations

    24 August 2015

    Tips and information to help manage the ups and downs of fluctuating milk price will be provided at a series of DairyNZ events in September and October.

  • Reduce nutrient losses from winter grazed crops

    20 August 2015

    Recent results from AgResearch trials undertaken in South Otago as part of the Pastoral 21 project have shown that grazed winter forage crops contribute significantly to the risk of nutrient losses to water but that with careful management, sediment and phosphorus losses can be reduced during grazing.

  • Cows eating silage
    Mythbuster: Supplement response

    14 August 2015

    DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Kay puts the myth on supplement response out to pasture.

  • Time wasting searches a thing of the past

    12 August 2015

    How much time do farmers spend looking for tools or equipment in the middle of a job? Too much, according to Southland sharemilker Don Moore, who with wife Jess, put in place a solution on their farm.

  • Isaac Tilbury from Hillview Christian School, Christchurch on a farm visit
    Keep calm and stay well

    10 August 2015

    DairyNZ has talked to a host of farmers and found there is an abundance of things farmers are doing to keep themselves and their staff happy and healthy.

  • Game on for children to raise farm safety awareness

    10 August 2015

    A new free online farm safety game that children can play on smartphones, computers and tablets is the latest innovation in the quest to improve farm safety.

  • Milk price drop will have big impact on rural communities

    07 August 2015

    Rural businesses, not just dairy farmers, will feel a big impact from Fonterra’s announcement today that its 2015-16 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price is reducing from $5.25 to $3.85, says industry body DairyNZ.

  • What are the characteristics of high performing farms?

    05 August 2015

    DairyNZ feed and farm systems senior developer Kim Mashlan and DairyNZ South Waikato regional leader Wade Bell outline the key attributes of high performing farms.

  • Production drop forecast as farmers look to manage costs

    05 August 2015

    Analysis undertaken by the DairyNZ Economics Group is pointing to at least a two to three percent drop in New Zealand’s milk production this season as farmers tighten the focus on improving the efficiency of their farming systems.

  • Six DairyNZ spots up for election

    04 August 2015

    Nominations open this week for farmer-elected directors on the board of DairyNZ, with one spot vacated by long-serving chairman John Luxton, who is standing down from the industry body.

  • 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.

  • New certification scheme for dairy farm systems consultants

    03 August 2015

    A certification scheme designed to give farmers confidence in the quality and standard of the advice they receive from their dairy farm systems consultants has been launched.

  • 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.