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Farming

Sour milk price taste

Nick Barrett 8:44am Former Fonterra shareholders' councillor feels betrayed by the co-operative's forecast milk price for last season.

Feds unhappy swede link kept quiet

Cows graze on swedes Southland dairy farmers were kept in the dark about the potential link between HT swedes and the deaths of dairy cows.

More to honey than money

Landcorp employees Paul Taylor, Steve Neads and Phil McKenzie plant a new cultivar of manuka in experimental trials on Landcorp's Hill View farm in the Wairarapa. Manuka plantations could restore eroding hills and provide revenue.

Stopping the rot

Magic ingredient: Plant & Food Research scientists are working on ways to prevent vegetable spoilage en route to overseas markets. Two new research projects promising to produce healthier food and boost exports have been granted funding.

Paperwork averted scam

Writing A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake.

Opinion poll

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Related story: Lower milk price 'to boost dividend'

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

Feds unhappy swede link kept quiet

Cows graze on swedes Southland dairy farmers were kept in the dark about the potential link between HT swedes and the deaths of dairy cows.

'Cowboy' graziers criticised

Vim Reekers is fed up at the poor service graziers are providing dairy farmers.

Indonesians study our cows

Dairy conversion blamed

Sour milk price taste

Former Fonterra shareholders' councillor feels betrayed by the co-operative's forecast milk price for last season.

Striving for the best

Pip and Bruce Robinson love the docility of their herefords. Bruce and Pip Robinson have a passion and commitment to produce top quality hereford cattle.

Filled with bulls

An enthusiastic bench of buyers have paid top prices for quality bulls at Wingrove Stud's auction in Taranaki.

Environment focus

Holy Cow, it's a girl!

Links with the land

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

Swede fears spread

Cows graze on swedes Fears of swede poisoning could not only affect milking and calving seasons, but also sheep, say experts.

No time to be sheepish

Matt Porter - he's from away - went to see a few men in Gore about a few dogs.

Wool sector unity closer

Wool vote under way

Shrek fleeced of record

A woolly Aussie heavyweight claims to have toppled Kiwi sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg record.

Yachts targeted in fruit fly fight

Queensland fruit fly Yachts arriving in Northland from overseas will face greater biosecurity scrutiny to keep out a devastating pest.

Onion secrets shared

Eat your onions, because they contain many health-giving compounds.

Seeds of optimism

Delays frustrate hemp growers

Stopping the rot

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

Paperwork averted scam

Writing A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake.

Flock Hill owners deny 'eviction'

Owners of Canterbury station say they were about to sign new deal with local tour operator. l Job losses 'red herring'

PM hits back over Flock Hill

Not a normal farm

More to honey than money

Manuka plantations could restore eroding hills and provide revenue.

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.