When the fert hits the fan

The large fertiliser co-ops maintain they act in the interests of farmers and the industry.

A new fertiliser seller is disrupting the industry and offering a different model.

Paralysed after work accident

Kiranjit Singh and wife Beant. Kiranjit was left tetraplegic in a workplace accident after he was struck in the back of ...

Kiranjit Singh was always "hard-working and sporty". Now he's paralysed from the neck down. 

Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

Cows are moved, near Rakaia.

It's deemed too offensive so a new name for Otago sharemilkers moving cows to farms is needed.

Agri-business startups not easy

Dave Craig from Building Clever Companies (BCC) said New Zealand Inc. will benefit from agritech startups.

It is tough to start an agritech company and take it to a commercial entity.

Manawatu Feds' new boss

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

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opinion

Supplements increase total profit

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

Understanding base and marginal milk

Dairy nutrionist Howard de Klerk wants to correct a misperception.

Farmers' immigration fears

Big benefits for farmers in data ownership

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

More dairy farms are selling

NZR Real Estate owner, Peter Barnett at a farm auction.

Dairy farm sales are rising as more confidence enters the industry.

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

Cows are moved, near Rakaia.

Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

It's deemed too offensive so a new name for Otago sharemilkers moving cows to farms is needed.

advice

English leicester still has what it takes

David Bennett with his english leicester ewes. The breed has been in New Zealand for more than 150 years.

The english leicester sheep breed is on the decline in New Zealand, but still has a fan base.

Understanding base and marginal milk

Dairy nutrionist Howard de Klerk wants to correct a misperception.

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

Supplements increase total profit

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

aquaculture

'Promising' results for reseeded paua

A curious seal keeps an eye on diver Jacob Radon during the paua survey last week.

Video surveys and genetic sampling used to monitor paua growth in Marlborough Sounds.

There's money in seaweed

Oyster farmers in the Sounds want to branch out into seaweed, producing the likes of giant kelp, sea lettuce and wakame.

Reni Gargiulo of Kiwi Kai, left and Donna Wells of Finest Kind are off to the Bluff for the Oyster Festival.

Bluff road trip to fly Nelson's seafood flag

Nelson seafood set to star(fish) at Bluff Oyster Festival

beef

More dairy farms are selling

NZR Real Estate owner, Peter Barnett at a farm auction.

Dairy farm sales are rising as more confidence enters the industry.

Farmers invest in native bush

Charlie and Helen Lea fell in love with Ratanui's mix of contour and bush when they bought the farm in 2004.

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

Sheep

More dairy farms are selling

NZR Real Estate owner, Peter Barnett at a farm auction.

Dairy farm sales are rising as more confidence enters the industry.

Farmers invest in native bush

Charlie and Helen Lea fell in love with Ratanui's mix of contour and bush when they bought the farm in 2004.

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

cropping

Cracker kiwifruit season for Zespri

Gold kiwifruit sales increased from 32.6 million trays in 2015/16 to 48.5 million trays.

Last year's kiwifruit season outperformed every year to date, with high value and volume.

Mixed bag for meat and arable farmers

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

Anne and Paul Jarman on the farm at Essendon, near Darfield in Canterbury.

Family farm changes with times over 154 years

In their 154 years on the same Canterbury land, Paul Jarman's family has lived through enormous change in farming, from wheat to lamb and now dairy farming.

agribusiness

'Being made the scape goats'

Workers Accommodation Marlborough owner Mandy Matthews in one of the residential properties she manages in Blenheim.

Property manager says RSE workers live in four or five-bedroom houses, while MSD is looking for one-bedroom houses.

Agri-business startups hard work

It is tough to start an agritech company and take it to a commercial entity.

The large fertiliser co-ops maintain they act in the interests of farmers and the industry.

When the fert hits the fan

A new fertiliser seller is disrupting the industry, the co-ops call him "opportunist", he says he's "lean and mean".

Discovery

Too soon for the robot milker?

De Laval's automatic milking rotary (AMR) on a farm in Tasmania.

DairyNZ scientist Brian Dela Rue takes a closer look at farmer-less milking, where cows move quietly and efficiently through robotic milking machines.

Keeping the cows in good nick

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

rural women

First aid courses save lives

Merv Utting, Grant "Jock" Wyllie, and Garry Woods and his dog Quid.

OPINION: Three wives in three homes kissed husbands goodbye and wished them safe travels. Only two of these guys came home.

Dairy Woman of Year awarded

Rakaia farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman is the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. 

Boxes of green kiwifruit are stored in Whitehall's refrigerated warehouse next to the packhouse.

Long road to recovery from Psa

Mark and Robyn Gardiner have gone through Psa and are out the other side.

Video

Reverse mortgages are costly blessing

Rosie and Jim were left with no choice but to take a reverse mortgage if they wanted to stay in the Christchurch home they loved.

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