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Is Breeding the Answer?

Finding a marker or proxy in a dairy cow that correlates with low or high methane is the big prize.
Words Delwyn Dickey

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Salad Bar for Health

“Setting the table” in a novel way that allows cows to choose what they eat, may be resulting in milk that contains more health-giving nutrients for its human consumers. Words Anne Lee.

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Winter 2024

Read NZ Dairy Exporter Winter 2024 issue here. NZ Dairy Exporter is NZ’s premier dairy farming subscription magazine. Our magazine tagline says it all: Learn, Grow, Excel.

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Aquifer Puzzle

The Te Waikoropupū Springs has some of the clearest water ever measured and steps are being taken to protect it even further; yet little is known about how the aquifer system feeding it works. Meaning for those making improvements and refining practices to reduce nitrate, there is no scientific method to produce data that proves they are achieving the right results.

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Margin squeezed but profits possible

Despite the rapid downward movements in milk price, and upward movements in onfarm costs, the rules of a successful dairy farming system remain the same, Mark Aitken writes.

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A woman with a farming future

An addition to the family is on the horizon for Finja Philips, with a new generation for the family. Her first baby is due in March, luckily the perfect “time” for a spring calving calendar laughs Finja. By Claire Ashton.

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Market view: Cautious optimism amid market fragility

Some farmgate milk price forecasts have risen, despite challenges in China and constraints with the Panama and Suez canals. By Rosalind Crickett.

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Global Dairy: UK milk producers quit as prices slump

Who would be a dairy farmer in the United Kingdom today? Milk prices have slumped disastrously, input costs have rocketed, pollution regulations require huge investment while the Government seems intent on encouraging food imports. By Tim Price.

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Global Dairy: Sweden in summer

Sweden has a mild climate, affordable land, and a lot of subsidies. And while several other countries in northwestern Europe are talking about shrinking livestock numbers, the Swedish government cherishes its dairy farmers. Jelle Feenstra and Sjoerd Hofstee report.

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