Taranaki worst hit by rust

Myrtle rust has been detected on an established pohutukawa hedge in Taranaki

6 min ago  Myrtle rust continues to spread but mostly in Taranaki. Twenty-five sites now affected.

Deer industry bucks up

Deer velvet sales were slow at the beginning of the 2016-17 season, but have since picked up.

Venison prices are up and the industry is diversifying.

First of the spring lambs

Lambs born in May  on a farm near Awahuri.

New lambs are racing around paddocks near Palmerston North and it is still officially autumn.

Feathers fly over vegan's idea

Roasted free range chicken is tasty and juicy.

ANALYSIS: An American animal rights activist doesn't want us to go the whole hog in turning vegan - just quit chicken.

Fewer farm safety breaches

Quad.

Number of farmers facing prosecution by WorkSafe NZ is falling.

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opinion

Feathers fly over vegan's idea

Roasted free range chicken is tasty and juicy.

ANALYSIS: An American animal rights activist doesn't want us to go the whole hog in turning vegan - just quit chicken.

Supplements increase total profit

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

Farmers' immigration fears

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

Wet winters tough on effluent ponds

A simple system for handling stormwater: The short pipe is for when it is okay to have stormwater flowing into the ...

Diverting stormwater from effluent ponds is important over wet winter months.

Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

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

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

More dairy farms are selling

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

advice

Illegal release threat to new rabbit virus

High country farmers are hoping for a big clearance of rabbit numbers when a new virus strain arrives.

Andrew Simpson of Federated Farmers is urging people to be patient and wait for the new rabbit haemorrhagic disease.

Supplements increase total profit

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

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

English leicester still has what it takes

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

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

Comp heats up for best beef in south

Otago-Southland Beef Carcass competition convenor Barry Gray, of Owaka, strolls through his breeding herd of maine-anjou ...

Judges are looking for the best beef in Otago-Southland.

More dairy farms are selling

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

High country farmers are hoping for a big clearance of rabbit numbers when a new virus strain arrives.

Illegal release threat to new rabbit virus

Andrew Simpson of Federated Farmers is urging people to be patient and wait for the new rabbit haemorrhagic disease.

Sheep

First of the spring lambs

Lambs born in May  on a farm near Awahuri.

New lambs are racing around paddocks near Palmerston North and it is still officially autumn.

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

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

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

More dairy farms are selling

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

cropping

Waimate orchardist takes top spot

Ben Geaney prunes during the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower competition.

Waimate apple grower Ben Geaney is the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the year.

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.

Zespri chief executive Lain Jager has few complaints about a dream 2016-17 season.

Cracker kiwifruit season for Zespri

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

agribusiness

Taranaki worst hit by rust

Myrtle rust has been detected on an established pohutukawa hedge in Taranaki

8 min ago  Myrtle rust continues to spread but mostly in Taranaki. Twenty-five sites now affected.

Wet winters tough on effluent ponds

Diverting stormwater from effluent ponds is important over wet winter months.

Water is a precious commodity.

The business of water

Water is big business. From investing in irrigation to maintaining drinking quality, there are hundred of entry points for investors.

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

Praise the paua pearl

Paua farmers on the edge of the Marlborough Sounds say their love of the marine mollusc borders on worship.

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