Analysis confirms advice that feeding maturing swede crops increases risk of ill-health in cows, DairyNZ says.
"It's a little bit like a cancer. Sometimes you can beat it, but sometimes it can beat you."
A new rural advisory group will not be used to throw rocks at the Marlborough District Council, its architect says.
Farming communities urged to watch out for the mental health of their members as belts tighten.
Wet conditions on farms have stifled growth on dairy and sheep and beef farms.
"Depression is when complete joy goes out of your life."
William Rolleston cites a family passion for science and conservation as the basis for his careers as a doctor, a biotechnologist and a farmer.
The farmer stood naked in his shed and put his lips over a shotgun. Then the light blew.
Training to become observant, to understand better what to monitor and to use ecological logic to remedy problems saved a Hawke's Bay farm, writes John King.
The mental and physical well being of farmers will come under the spotlight at a two-day training workshop in Blenheim.
There is no better time to sharpen the governance of the farm businesses than during this run of low milk prices.
Don’t be afraid to ask a friend about their mental health, urges Rachael Mitchell.
Dairy farmers are being advised to rally round and support each other because the tough times they're facing are likely to worsen.
Rural Family Support Trust in Manawatu expects many more calls after lower dairy payout.
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.