The Doughtys have milking goats and dairy cows. They make and sell cheese made largely from goat's milk.
A retired farmer is asking politicians to look again at how inflation is managed, saying the current way and the high dollar harm farmers and other exporters.
Prizewinning pig's future was shaky after being auctioned but he has surfaced to a new life as a breeding boar.
Disjointed weather patterns are too unclear to suggest farmers are heading into a El Nino event.
Marlborough grape growers will pocket an estimated $64m more this year than in 2013.
Dry weather has seen South Canterbury's rivers reach "exceptional" lows.
As befits a man of science, William Rolleston picks his words with precision.
Canterbury pig farmers Steve and Josie Sterne are South Island Farmers of the Year.
Widespread concern over the rapid decline in productivity of the South Island high country was a recurring theme at the Grasslands' annual conference.
Four Waikato Milking Systems sites will be consolidated into one by the end of May next year.
Chinese company plans winery, accommodation complex and 100 hectare vineyard on Marlborough land bought this year.
A hearing for what could be NZ's largest colony chicken farm had a colourful start as animal welfare activists, dressed as chickens, protested.
A hailstorm may cost a South Canterbury orchard company up to two thirds of its apple crop.
NZ's free trade agreement with South Korea is greeted with thumbs down from deer and seafood industries.
Hamilton pig farmers Hadley and Shelly Mora are trying to re-establish one of the county's rarest breed of pigs.
Studying the success of Peter Yealands is a ''short-cut to happiness''.
Farmers in the remote Puhi Puhi Valley near Kaikoura say it's only a matter of time before someone is killed by poachers shooting on the public road.
A farmer was injured when a tree he was chopping fell on him in the Wairarapa.
Eltham's relationship with Hawera is suffering over rotting buttermilk and a deputy mayor without a job.
Animal rights activists say they have been "proven right" following the mercy killing of a bull during a rodeo last night.
Farmer told to pay $100,000 reparation and fined $52,000 over the death of a worker on his farm.
Forward thinking is propelling primary sector research.
The weed pink ragwort is more widespread than Horizons Regional Council staff thought possible.
A black and white pig named after a heavy metal German band cleaned up in the pig pens at the Canterbury A & P Show.
Primary production interests argued that the Board of Inquiry findings - which may decide the fate of the Ruataniwha dam - should stand.
Talks on a free trade agreement between India and New Zealand could restart early next year.
New Zealand TB-infected cattle herds have dropped from 91 to 72 in the past year.
Competitive woodchopping is hard enough with two hands, let alone one.
Honey products business Comvita has slumped to a $3.3 million loss in the six months to September and announced a new rights issue.
Farmers honoured with Lincoln University award following their "gift to the nation".