Farmers need access to a 24/7 helpline for mental health support.
There's more than one reason for the decline of sheep farms in South Canterbury.
Many farming couples aspire to buy the next-door block, but the numbers may not stack up.
New Zealand's clean, green and unpolluted status is invaluable.
A Federated Farmers survey shows confidence at a low level.
Will the iconic New Zealand sheep farm become a thing of the past in South Canterbury?
Speckle park, white galloway, blonde d'aquitaine and red poll sound like ice-cream flavours but they are cattle breeds.
South Canterbury farmers take pride in arable farming being the cornerstone of the agriculture industry.
Strategies for the end of a tough year.
Dairy farmers are knuckling down to ride out the downturn.
Gordon Levet discusses the importance of developing an animal’s immunity to disease through breeding.
Hayden and Megan Kerr advise farmers on how to use Facebook to their advantage when applying for jobs.
The other side of New Zealand's low-fibre, all-grass dairy farming system.
A cult apple in the US with its roots in France is a South Canterbury sleeper.
Welcome back to our new-look 2106 Legal Ruminations. This year, our team will present opposing viewpoints on topics of interest. Our first topic is farm ownership.
Megan and Hayden Kerr write how a reconnaisance trip to the South Island has taught them the importance of knowing their 'intrinsic drivers'.
Workshops are being held around Kaikoura to assist farmers with their farm environment plans.
The russell lupin is admired by tourists, despised by environmentalists and increasingly sought after by Mackenzie Basin runholders.
Federated Farmers president William Rolleston outlines the main concerns for farmers this year.
This week's rain in North Taranaki has created potentially ideal conditions for facial eczema.
Welcome to our new look Legal Ruminations for 2016.
David Giddings' romney sheep and angus cattle have to cut the mustard on hill country.
Farm sales in South Canterbury have remained static, despite higher numbers of dairy farms than usual on the market in Northland and Southland.
More rain is needed for South Canterbury farmers.
631825176 Andrew Darke, left, and John Dazley, the principals of Stratford accountancy firm CMK, have written a finance guide for farmers called Grow your numbers. PHOTO: SUE O'DOWD/FAIRFAX NZ
More is being learnt about that nasty fungal toxin in our pastures, zearalenone.
Bill Wright of Cannington, and John Gregan of Bluecliffs are standing for seats on the B+LNZ board.
Farmers prefer new monitoring method
Missing out on an Alliance seat is not the end of the world for South Canterbury farmer Mark Adams.