Business

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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But, what does it cost?

A group of 15 farms across the country are focusing on lower ‘per-unit’ cost of production with a view to helping identify where farmers may minimise impacts of lower payouts, Anne-Marie Wells writes.

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Pasture management is where it starts

The long-held, fundamental tenet of getting the stocking rate and calving date right is confirmed with the data analysis, Anne Lee reports.

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Farming in the sweet spot

Not enough is done to define the sweet spot in dairy farming. While the term is used readily, farmers do not know what it looks like. Chris Lewis writes.

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Doing what is right

Southern Pastures was created with an ethos of doing what is right, by the environment, by the animals, by the people. That ethos drives the dairy farming group to farm at a higher standard. Sheryl Haitana reports.

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It’s a people business

Profile: John Perrin was a Lincoln graduate who saw an opportunity to create a consultancy profession to help Rotorua Maori Trusts diversify.

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Milk without a moo

The real threat to New Zealand dairy is from alternatives in the business-to-business ingredients industry, the very same market NZ dairy thrives in. By Elaine Fisher.

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Future Farm Systems programme plots a course

As farmers lower emissions they will adapt their systems. By Elaine Fisher.

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Processors cut their carbon

Milk processors in Otago and Southland are switching energy sources to cut emissions. Story and photos by Karen Trebilcock.

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A migrant’s story

A determined attitude has seen a young Sri Lankan make the move to New Zealand dairying. Story and photos by Karen Trebilcock.

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