PA Farm Show Calving Corner Shows Passion of Dairy Farmers and Volunteers | Farm Shows, County Fairs, Events and Conventions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The public was fascinated with the unique opportunity to witness the miracle of life, see cows and newborns up close and learn more about how the state’s dairy farmers work hard every day to care for their animals and be stewards of the land and environment. The Calving Corner is a live … Read more

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — Fruit and vegetable growers will have an opportunity to dive deep into industry topics during presentations by Penn State experts at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Hershey. This three-day event is known as one of the premier grower meetings in the Northeast. Convention organizers expect 2,200 … Read more

Why NZ dairy exporters don’t stand to profit from crash in French milk production strength

Two friendly Limousin cattle beasts. The beef and dairy industries have expressed disappointment at aspects of an EU free trade deal’s benefits. Photo/Supplied Alarm in the French dairy industry about shrinking cow and farm numbers with predictions of worse to come is no comfort to New Zealand dairy exporters disappointed with the NZ-EU free trade … Read more

President Offers Land To Ambewela Farm To Feed Dairy Cows

(MENAFN – Colombo Gazette) President Ranil Wickremesinghe has offered land to Ambewela Farm to feed dairy cows. Wickremesinghe instructed the Nuwara Eliya District Secretary and Commissioner to provide 30 acres of abandoned land adjacent to the Ambewela Farm to them and provide the necessary facilities to develop it as grazing land to meet the food … Read more

Victorian dairy workers fight for industry-wide hot weather policies, including paid leave

As summer heats up in Victoria, dairy workers across the state are getting ready to take historic action to fight for more guaranteed rights on days of extreme weather. Key points: Dairy workers are fighting to implement stricter rules for their workplaces on high heat days They are reporting increasingly hot days and a lack … Read more

Hawke’s Bay: Ongaonga solar farm to be one of NZ’s biggest, land to be ‘retired’ from intensive dairy to build it

Greg Wilson standing next to 50kW solar power panels that were installed on his property in Ongaonga by Sky Solar. Photo/Supplied One of the biggest solar farms in New Zealand is all but ready to be built on 152 hectares of farmland in Central Hawke’s Bay. Sky Solar purchased the farmland near the Kahahakuri Stream … Read more

C of O dairy receives top awards at regional fairs | News Free

During the summer and fall fair season, College of the Ozarks dairy students had the opportunity to show cows in various classes at the Missouri State Fair and the Ozark Empire Fair. C of O Dairy Manager Ryan Bilyeu and his students presented their best dairy cattle and placed well in the overall competitions, collecting … Read more

Fonterra, Nestle join forces on zero carbon dairy farm project

Fonterra has joined forces with Nestle to work on a zero carbon dairy farm project. Fonterra and Swiss food giant Nestle have formed a partnership to develop New Zealand’s first zero carbon emissions dairy farm. In what the parties said was a New Zealand first, the project, to be run with co-partner Dairy Trust Taranaki, … Read more

Shelton, Rocky Creek Dairy receive recognition

Donna Swicegood Dr. Ben Shelton said he felt blessed to be in Iredell County and those in the agriculture community showed they feel the same way about Shelton and his Rocky Creek Dairy. Shelton was recognized Tuesday as the Farmer of the Year in Iredell County. The award was presented by Kathy Bunton of Carolina … Read more

‘Tornado’ hits farm in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, killing animals and destroying fruit and vegetable housing

Robyn and Michael French in front of the tropical house damaged when a tornado swept through their property. Photo/ Stuart Whitaker A Te Puke family is distraught after a “tornado” ripped through their farm, killing and scattering animals, destroying horticulture structures and ripping panels off their home. “I haven’t slept,” Kat French told the Bay … Read more