TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.
I’m old enough to remember a time when there seemed to be about three flavours of yoghurt: vanilla, strawberry and, if you want to be really fancy, tropical.
Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their “annual holiday”.
Succession planning can be perceived as “who gets what when” but successful succession is more about business continuation.
A critical way to reduce the spread of disease from one season to the next is by removal of soiled bedding and thorough cleaning of the calf shed. Ideally this should be done as soon as possible after the last calf leaves the shed.
A simple device underpinned by a complex algorithm can alert farmers via text message that a cow will calve within one hour.
Mixed messages from processors means Western Australian dairy farmers don’t know whether they need to grow or shrink to find prosperity.
Research has shown that dairy calves should be actively fed good quality colostrum as soon as possible after birth in order to benefit in the short and long term.
Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier in John Spark as Chairman of the co-op, less than a month after flagging the idea in its half-year financial report.