Mackenzie Country run holder Simon Williamson keeps busy both on and off the farm.
Not far from farmers' minds are the regular Global Dairy Trade auctions.
Although manuka honey has brought many benefits to Taranaki, its rapid growth has caused the odd hiccup too.
The term "planning" has been a major point of discussion at a number of farm discussion groups we have attended in the past few weeks.
Is China really angry enough at New Zealand to throttle our dairy, wool and fruit exports? Here are the facts.
Jaimee Clifton argues that herd-owning sharemilking may be a better path to farm ownership than an equity partnership.
A delegation from Massey visited China's Shihezi University to open a new animal health and breeding centre.
A watchful eye is needed for velvetleaf weed as their seeds can last for 50 years in soils.
A theileria blood sucking insect is a risk for dairy farmers as calving is about to start.
The dairy sector is under significant pressure.
It's warm, the grass is green, and all is well. Not so - it's a fool's paradise.
Dairy farm inspectors note effluent storage is undersized and high risk soils irrigated on Hauraki Plains.
While leptospirosis has been in decline in recent decades, this year has seen a spike in cases in Northland.
A Manawatu vet is a finalist for consultant of the year.
Eastern South Island gets extra $88,000 as region reels from impact of second year without significant rain.
Animals will deliver more meat and milk if treated well, says US animal welfare academic.
Filing an excise duty claim will generate winter cash.
By Jenny Jago – DairyNZ strategy and investment portfolio manager
All those red, brown and grey wrigglers are a sure sign of a healthy patch.
Understanding cashflow means farmers can manage their business well.
Amendments to employment legislation do not necessarily mean farmers' costs have increased, says New Plymouth lawyer Phil McCarthy.
If Irish farmers are any guide, their Kiwi counterparts could do well to better look after their health.
A new book about the milk business asks the hard questions rather than answering them.
Lamb finishing, hogget mating and weaner deer trials using FarmIQ software are all underway at Telford.
DairyNZ reckons mental wellness is a good yarn worth spreading.
Opinion: Company directors sometimes forget that they are representing shareholders and need to keep them informed.
Changes to employment law that were designed to prohibit zero hour contracts may increase costs for farmers and other businesses where work is performed on-call.