Taranaki guardians continue to watch environment even though dairy cow numbers and fertiliser use remains steady in the region.
News that an unnamed bank in Ashburton put a receiver on call over financially-strapped farmers is "nonsense".
OPINION: Most of you reading this now will be getting ready for calving and lambing in the next month
A giant sterile hybrid grass that grows to 4m could be the answer to a lot of shelter problems on farms.
Minimising losses is just as important as maximising profits.
A zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs touted as a farm owner's best defence against this growing problem.
It was a grim day. Pebbles rushed to hospital as soon as she could, after hearing Freddy had suffered an accident on the farm.
A field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability is planned for the wider Waipa River catchment in May.
Farmers wanting to keep on the right side of animal welfare laws are being advised to attend Waikato workshops.
Farm health and safety concerns highlighted as seasonal risk increases.
Warm temperatures this summer have contributed to the spread of an invasive weed throughout Taranaki.
For many in the dairy industry June 1 means one thing - time to move.
Working harder isn't always working smarter.
Stock will continue to die if they are not properly transitioned on to fodder beet, an animal health expert has warned.
Nutrition is an important factor in how horses cope with heat.
Ruud Kleinpaste explains what home gardeners need to know about the Queensland fruit fly
Farming transformation guru Doug Averyis has a new weapon against rural depression, farming calamities and under-performance.
Cold late spring weather stops black beetle populations but numbers could be on the increase as the dry sets in.
Meyrick Hawkins is chuffed by the yields coming off the first feed wheat and grass seed crops of the harvest, even if the clover seed crop was a bit off the mark.
Business planning expert says creating a family company, not a trust, is the way to ensure a successful farm ownership succession.
Sad people make terrible decisions, says farming change guru Doug Avery.
Farmers have been warned about operating machinery in hot, dry conditions after a fire threatened two homes.
Taranaki farmers are being urged to be on watch for the invasive weed called yellow bristle grass as summer arrives.
Do not isolate yourself and cling on to hope.
There are pros and cons to having broody hens do the work of incubation for you, even though their aim in life is to hatch out chicks.
There’s one really easy way to know if a fence is well built: a good fence is one you don’t notice.
I've made no secret that my school days weren't my glory years.
Hard lessons learned from last year's big windstorms are being shared among Canterbury farmers to prevent a repeat of more than $7.6 million of claims for torn and twisted centre-pivot irrigators.
Farm owners told they have to set examples for workers to follow if they are to establish a successful on-farm health and safety policy.