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Farming

Swede feed weighed up

Sheep feed on swede. 11 min ago SHEEP losses have been linked to the herbicide- tolerant swedes that are being blamed for cow sickness and deaths in Southland.

No shoddy handling in NZ

Shearer James Dwyer at work in a Banks Peninsula shed. 11 min ago Kiwi shearer says NZ wool industry needs to show its humane treatment of sheep after mistreatment footage emerges overseas.

Alpaca pioneers take step back

alpaca 11 min ago A semi-retired husband and wife are phasing out farming alpacas themselves but continue to shear friends' animals.

Confidence takes a hit

Dairy cows. Farmer confidence is shaky because of plunging dairy prices.

Demand boosts bull sales

Bull sale Prices are up at most of the on-farm bulls sales occurring around the Waikato.

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Milking her dream job

Daisy the calf has pride of place in Louise Giltrap's childhood scrapbook. Rediscovering a memento of her childhood takes Louise Giltrap back to the calf that sparked a dream.

Tech take up slow

NZ leads the world in developing new technologies for improved production but they're poorly taken up on our farms.

Rural Kiwis getting raw deal

Water tax will raise prices

Dairy drop 'catastrophic'

Gaynor Tierney Farmers and the wider agricultural industry are bracing for another deep cut to this season's dairy forecast.

Synlait widens export base

Milk products manufacturer Synlait Milk is ramping up its export channels into China.

Payout cut looms

Synlait Milk profit right on target

Confidence takes a hit

Farmer confidence is shaky because of plunging dairy prices.

Beef prices tipped to rise

roast beef Beef steer prices are heading for a record high, while lamb, dairy, and grains prices remain flat.

Links with the land

A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.

Striving for the best

Filled with bulls

Demand boosts bull sales

Prices are up at most of the on-farm bulls sales occurring around the Waikato.

Swede feed weighed up

Sheep feed on swede. SHEEP losses have been linked to the herbicide- tolerant swedes that are being blamed for cow sickness and deaths in Southland.

Pre-lamb squeeze tough on shearers

A ''concertina-ing'' of prelamb shearing is putting pressure on contractors, shearer says.

Robotic sheepdog idea rejected

Shrek fleeced of record

No shoddy handling in NZ

Kiwi shearer says NZ wool industry needs to show its humane treatment of sheep after mistreatment footage emerges overseas.

Wine subsidies outrage

Jacob's Creek New Zealand wine companies are ratcheting up their use of an Australian government rebate.

Stopping the rot

Two new research projects promising to produce healthier food and boost exports have been granted funding.

Yachts targeted in fruit fly fight

Onion secrets shared

Farmer's hand minced in machine

Man yelled for help for 90 minutes before managing to text a friend after getting caught in wheat auger.

Alpaca pioneers take step back

alpaca A semi-retired husband and wife are phasing out farming alpacas themselves but continue to shear friends' animals.

Free range egg fraud

One of Australia's biggest egg produces has been fined over NZ$300,000 for falsely passing off product as free range.

Vineyards on frost-watch

RMA reform hailed

Water rules 'punish farmers'

Farmers will be punished financially and be forced to "shut up shop" because of proposed new water management rules.

Time to plan beyond forced births

calf Forced births (inductions) will not be allowed from spring next year and farmers are being advised to start taking action now.

Common sense required

Stock on roads can result in tragedy if the risk is not taken seriously.

An extra week to end it all?

Plantain guru casts light on system

Cute and cuddly killers?

Health board warns allowing children to frolic with baby spring animals could lead them to contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.