PGGW posts $16m profit

Tougher lamb and wool conditions have given PGG Wrightson shareholders much to think about.

PGGW has made a $16m after-tax profit in the first half of the financial year.

Young farmers watch farm burn

Tom Magill and Stella Bauer lost 150ha of pasture and 6km of fences to the Port Hills fires.

Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.

Cows that can take the heat

Dairy Solutionz will be looking to market their heat tolerant dairy genetics in tropical countries as well as New Zealand.

A Waikato company has launched a new dairy cattle breed capable of performing in tropical conditions.

Beetle numbers up despite weather

AgResearch work has shown that raising the pH of the soil using lime reduces black beetle numbers.

Black beetle populations are high despite the wet Waikato summer.

Less milk please - expert

Capturing the value added market meant changing how dairying's success was measured and how it paid its farmers.

What, less milk? But this could give dairy companies more export options in the value added market.

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