Farmers are borrowing big money for environmental projects on their farms with one bank alone lending more than $60 million.
Synlait Milk has commercialised a dairy-based milk powder ingredient that is clinically proven to enhance sleep.
A series of workshops will begin this month to help dairy farmers understand animal welfare laws and work out their options for keeping on the right side of impending new regulations.
A new dairy industry workplace accord will be launched in May as part of a range of industry actions aimed at helping farmers attract and retain skilled people to work on farms.
Industry body DairyNZ is reminding farmers of the requirements for transporting cattle following recent news and social media comments on a case now being investigated by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
New Zealand dairy cows may be among the happiest and healthiest in the world.
The three major winners in the 2015 Auckland/Hauraki Dairy Industry Awards had all switched careers to dairy farming in recent years.
A ground-breaking collaboration between dairy industry body DairyNZ, the Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council is lining up to better protect and restore the Waikato River.
Northland dairy farmer Shayne O’Shea is delighted that community efforts over the past 10 years to improve water quality have been recognised by a NZ River Award.