Two Taranaki competitors are on the leaderboard after the first day of the South Island Sheep Dog Trial Championships.
Building a cow barn has allowed Tony Allcock to better feed his herd, control his environmental footprint and protect his pastures.
The search to find the best steak is starting to sizzle after 20 finalists were found for the Steak of Origin competition.
Canterbury and Waikato-Hauraki farmers were the big winners at the NZ Dairy Industry Awards.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy urged the dairy farmers to work with advisors to get through the low payout year.