Reports late last year of brutal calf-rearing practices at conventionally-run New Zealand dairy farms shocked the nation. But a Manawatu organic dairy producer has demonstrated it’s possible to run a productive and profitable operation without compromising animal welfare standards.
The inaugural Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference was held in Blenheim over 8-10 July and by all accounts was a huge success. Su Hoskin shares her impressions.
“Small-scale, integrated biodynamic farming” was the theme of our 2015 Conference, held 22-24 May in Kerikeri, Northland.
A workshop demonstrating how biodynamics can be practically used in our gardens, orchards and farms to grow strong, healthy plants and animals and high quality food, will be held on Saturday 7 February at 2628A Rings Road, Coromandel.