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.
Farmers need to know what they are taking on when signing sharemilking agreements.
Leave the sentiment out of planning the handover of a farm to a new generation, a succession planner advises.
Pasture pests, particularly black beetle, are looming as a major problem this summer.
Capable, durable, versatile, it, could be said that farmers, are the ultimate DIYers, the, quintessential kiwi blokes.
Suicide is only the visible tip of a great iceberg of depression casting a chill over the New Zealand's mental and economic wellbeing.
Mysterious liver disease killing hundreds of cows was a freak event but not unique according to a veterinary pathologist.
Rogue "bolters" in beet feed crops need to be plucked out by hand or they will lower yields and contaminate seed crops.
Health board warns allowing children to frolic with baby spring animals could lead them to contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases.
Forced births (inductions) will not be allowed from spring next year and farmers are being advised to start taking action now.
Stock on roads can result in tragedy if the risk is not taken seriously.