Pulpit - Deal a lifeline for meat farmers

The conclusion of the New Zealand–Korea Free Trade Agreement is a lifeline for Kiwi exporters in one of our most important markets.

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  • Westland revised payout down

    Westland Milk Products has revised its predicted payout for this season to $5-5.40/kg milksolids (MS), citing the continuing global oversupply of dairy products and the impact of a relatively high New Zealand dollar.

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  • New Glenavy Dairy factory opens

    The Oceania Dairy factory at Glenavy in South Canterbury has been officially opened and plans have been announced for further development at the site.

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  • Ballance farmers elect von Dadelszen for Ward B

    Ballance Agri-Nutrients farmer shareholders have elected Sarah von Dadelszen as their new Ward B director.

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  • Canterbury Park sale November 25

    A large yarding of quality lambs was offered at Canterbury Park on Tuesday with a regular weekly buying gallery in attendance, PGG Wrightson representatives reported Heavy lamb prices eased, averaging $130-$150 with a top price of $154 for the day. Medium and smaller lambs also eased, selling down to $100 and up to $125.

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Being clever with plants

Creating a veritable garden on the banks of an irrigation pond is helping John Evans and Kai Tegels build biodiversity on their 271ha mixed arable farm near Dorie in Canterbury.

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Agriculture student of the year a standout performer

Monique Mathis, a third-year bachelor of agricommerce student was crowned Massey University agriculture student of the year in Palmerston North last Friday.

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  • November 2014

    Massey Ag vs Lincoln Grudge Match

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  • Flock off, sheep

    Spring. That means longer days and more work.

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  • Editorial - Lifelong learning

    No one ever said a science degree would be easy – but it has been my passport to many interesting jobs and an exciting career that has taken me all over the country and around the world.

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  • Growing and grading ‘gold’

    What grows on a pasture-fed animal, is worth ten times more than most merino wool, and is a health food? It’s deer velvet; the young soft antlers on stags. Jo Grigg investigated the velvet supply chain and some of its workers. 

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Live chat - Dairy by the numbers

Susan Kilsby is the author of the AgriHQ China Dairy Report 2014, an in-depth look into the drivers of demand for imported dairy products in China - how they are trending and how they are expected to trend in the future.

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  • China milk powder imports stay below year-ago levels in October

    Low demand from China can be observed in the recently released October trade data, which is a lagged indicator of the widely reported dip in buying from China.

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  • Australia's dairy export ambitions grow

    Australia's export-focused infant formula and liquid milk capacity has grown in 2014, according to Dairy Australia's latest Situation and Outlook report.

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  • CWT Assists with 773 metric tons of Cheese Export Sales

    ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 7 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) to sell 1.704 million pounds (773 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese in Asia, Europe and North Africa. The product will be delivered December 2014 through April 2015.

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  • Butter stocks decline slows

    Butter and cheese stocks declined in October, according to the latest USDA Cold Storage report. The rate of decline of butter stocks this October has been particularly slow compared to previous years.

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