1. Clear heads and a healthy herd

    For Northland farmers Mark and Vicki Meyer, keeping their cows thriving starts with keeping their farm team thriving, even in the busy winter months.

  2. Farmers on the front foot

    DairyNZ’s Farm Gauge consistently identifies three areas of opportunity for dairy farmers: finance, environment and people management.

  3. Dairy farmers say welcome, kia ora, gidday, huanying...

    In some places it is as simple as a serene, leafy green picnic spot beside a stream; in others it is what city slickers call five-star luxury, complete with 800-plus thread count bed linen.

  4. Good breeding brings Royals and dairy farmers together

    The whirlwind visit to New Zealand by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last week was closely watched by a dairy farmer’s wife who once made Prince Harry’s grandmother tea and pikelets.

  5. Calving: sustaining a ‘staunch’ team

    At Tainui Dairies near Morrinsville, taking a whanau-centred approach to the calving season ensures everyone in the team is motivated and healthy.

  6. Damien O'Connor talks people and policy

    Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor shares his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead across the entire dairy value chain.

  7. How to give your new staff the best start possible

    As a new season draws near, Southland sharemilkers Michael and Ruth Prankerd share their approach to successfully managing employees.

  8. DairyNZ leverages people leadership

    Check out what DairyNZ is working on to meet our sector’s workforce and workplace goals.

  9. Creating top workplaces for our staff to thrive

    The call from farmers for skilled and motivated people to work in our sector has grown louder over the past few years.

  10. Sharing knowledge and success makes a great team

    Still in their early 30s, Carterton farmers Clarence and Elise Stolte are already a little less ‘hands on’ these days, thanks to their skills in improving staff capability.

  11. Immigration policy changes

    Changes to Government Immigration policy will have an impact on the dairy industry’s ability to hire and retain people from overseas on dairy farms.