Sheep meat returns are "garbage'' and tasty lambs should come first, says Raincliff farmer Ike Williams.
Bob Mehrtens is well known around ploughing circles.
Just last week we saw a farming couple down south being awarded a sizeable amount of money after their employer breached employment legislation.
Farmer understanding of the issues of water quality is at odds with the scientific models, an expert says.
Farmers could be in for a difficult spring if rain doesn't arrive soon.
More farmers are using computer accounting packages.
A South Canterbury stud has reached the 50 year mark for hereford breeding.
In April, the new Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) was introduced for all workplaces. Like all industries, dairy farmers face new responsibilities around keeping staff safe and reducing risk on-farm.
It has been demonstrated that better grown calves and heifers have higher first lactation and lifetime production than less well grown ones. What is less certain is the extent to which the benefits of early rumen development remain through to and after calving, with heifers reared off farm.
South Canterbury farmers take a grassroots approach to reduce their effect on the environment.
It's time to debate the use of medical cannabis, says lawyer.
Recent censuses show the trend for fewer and older farmers.
Recently, my colleague Sean Maskill argued the new payment terms Fonterra has imposed on about 1000 of its suppliers are lawful and makes good business sense for Fonterra.
Joyce Wyllie' wades through the tangle of health and safety abbreviations.
Pilots sometimes don't see high wires until it is too late but a pilot's sons are working to remove them.
Since the publication of our book, Grow Your Numbers, we have met a number of farmers, ranging from those new to the industry to those owning several farms.
In the rolling hills of Duntroon lies a high performing dairy operation.
Southland dairy farmers have received an extra boost with good autumn growth.
Biotechnologists say New Zealand will have to embrace GM or fall behind
Chris Dennison harvests the sun.
High facial eczema spore counts are expected to lower as night temperatures drop.
Robin Murphy has worked hard to develop irrigation in Waimate.
Agriculture for the most part is an uphill battle.
While some analysts are forecasting a turnaround in global milk prices in the next six months, farmers preparing their next season's budgets shouldn't pin their hopes on anything meaningful.
OPINION: Farming organisations are like brothers and sisters.
Rangitata sharemilkers Joe and Suz Wyborn have won the Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
A fine touch is needed for Haldon Station in the harsh environment of Mackenzie Basin.
The nasty plant pest velvetleaf will be hard to remove, says weed specialist.
Last month's article focused on feeding cows to achieve calving body condition targets prior to drying off. This month's article covers feeding and management during the dry period prior to the transition to calving.
Times are tough on the farm and farmers need every tool in the kit to cut costs and get through.