No need for Southland farmers to fear freshwater rule changes

Dairy farmers don't need to fear potential changes to freshwater management, but they do need to make sure they have a good understanding of what might happen, an expert says. Rabobank Sustainable Farm Systems manager Blake Holgate, of Dunedin, spoke to conference-goers about adapting to a changing environment during day two of the South Island Dairy Event at Stadium Southland in Invercargill on Tuesday. [...]

No need for Southland farmers to fear freshwater rule changes2017-06-19T12:26:11+12:00

Dairy farmers take action to protect water

BOPRC Media Release, 20 May 2016 Minimising phosphorous run-off, better managing storm water and preventing down-stream erosion are just some of the benefits a Rerewhakaaitu farmer will soon realise, thanks to a recently constructed detainment bund. Dairy farmers Barry and Mark Mogg approached the Bay of Plenty Regional Council late last year after learning about the benefits of detainment bunds, [...]

Dairy farmers take action to protect water2019-05-22T11:25:59+12:00

Christina Walker: The Milkman’s Paradox (view the film)

Fulbright Exchange Scholar: Christina Walker “Educational exchange can turn nations into people.” – U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright On a warm autumn afternoon, hundreds of cows came marching towards the milking shed. It was a regular occurrence for the animals, for the workers, but not for me. After an hour of carefully placing suction pumps and dodging urine, my definition of [...]

Christina Walker: The Milkman’s Paradox (view the film)2017-08-09T10:57:43+12:00

Loss-making farmers can’t afford environmental mitigation, says Fed Farmers boss

By Fiona Rotherham, www.scoop.co.nz, 21 July 2015 Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says progress made in the last few years on farming’s environmental impact can’t be sustained when farmers are making a loss. Speaking to the Local Government New Zealand conference today, Rolleston says if agriculture is to continue its contribution to New Zealand’s economy, it has to address the [...]

Loss-making farmers can’t afford environmental mitigation, says Fed Farmers boss2017-08-09T10:57:43+12:00