More dairy farms are selling

NZR Real Estate owner, Peter Barnett at a farm auction.

Dairy farm sales are rising as more confidence enters the industry.

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

Farmers invest in native bush

Helen and Charlie Lea's sheep and beef farm is a model  to follow for other farmers looking for ways to reduce their ...

Charlie and Helen Lea fell in love with Ratanui's mix of contour and bush when they bought the farm in 2004.

Alliance to invest in Pukeuri plant

Alliance Group will invest $2million to improve health and safety at its Pukeuri plant.

Alliance Group has announced a $2 million investment for its Pukeuri plant, near Oamaru.

Te Mania wins again at Beef Expo

Will Wilding, right, and judge John Jackson at the 2017 Beef Expo. Te Mania bull
Litigation 14389, was the champion ...

Te Mania has once again made its mark at the Beef Expo.

Mixed bag for meat and arable farmers

Lamb prices have surprised this year, while a forecast price rise in wool failed to eventuate.

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

Other meat plants axe-free for now

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton says southern plants are safe from closure this season.

Silver Fern Farms confirms other plants are safe, for now.

More value please from meat exports

Meat exporters should be looking to add value to red meat going to China.

There's room to grow more value from red meat exports into China.

Fieldays innovation awards expand

There are 71 entries in this years Innovation Awards at Fieldays including entries in animal science and genetics.

Fieldays is expanding its innovations awards at the Mystery Creek event.

Treading lightly on the land

Simon Engelbrecht on a windswept ridge overlooking his family's 611ha Stoneburn farm in East Otago.

Environment award-winning farmer impresses the judges.

Uny down from the hills to take title

Gold Creek Uny and proud breeder Tom Sanson.

Best female beef on show at Beef Expo

Historic pollution rights reward polluters

Drystock farmers fear the rules of plan change 1 will remove the flexibility within their farm system that they require ...

 Grandparenting is the wrong approach to take when it comes to capping nutrient limits on land use, Rick Burke says.

Local herefords sell big at Beef Expo

Matatoki Hereford Stud's Matatoki  Oklahoma 1529 was judged the supreme hereford bull at Beef Expo.

South Canterbury herefords were among the big sellers at Beef Expo.

Downpours won't douse rural spirit

Some of the flood damage on Waikato farms will take months to repair and has caused thousands of dollars of damage.

Weather gods are conspiring against farmers.

Farming cattle through a drought

Kaiwara Farm's 300 cows are break-fenced on the hill

Three years of drought and an earthquake that destroyed three farm buildings hasn't deterred north Canterbury farmers.

Great steaks begin in the paddock

Hereford cows at Bushy Downs Hereford Stud, owned by the Port family.

A great piece of beef begins with the stud breeder and is nurtured by the finisher and butcher.

No more rain please - farmers

Paddocks are sodden and it is still officially autumn at Turakina in Rangitikei.

Winter has yet to arrive and Manawatu farms are soaking wet.

Charolais champion but herefords take the cash

Hereford bull Grassmere Gallant 152 sold for the highest price of $40,000 at the 2017 Beef Expo in Feilding.

Eight cattle breeds were represented at the annual Tru-Test Beef Expo 2017 in Feilding.

Bull breeding in the blood

Senior Beef Ambassador Hannah Gibb with sponsors Jared Briggs, left, and John Rutherford.

Hannah Gibb is following in her late Grandad's cattle breeding footsteps.

Hereford tops bull sales at $40,000

A couple of herefords being moved by Jack Murray from Kaikoura stop to sniff a shorthorn.

A hereford bull made the top price of $40,000 out of seven breeds at Beef Expo.

No excuses, farmers can recycle

Robert McCarthy, left, Chris Hartshorne and Grant McCarthy with the new truck dedicated to Plasback collection.

Two companies are making it easy for farmers to recycle plastic waste and dispose of unwanted chemicals.

Accolades flow for ex-Feds president

Former president, James Stewart, left, at the farm of Richard Morrison who is the new Federated Farmers president.

Accolades flow for former Feds presdent.

Farmer environmentalists protect land

Farmers have followed the example of the late environmentalist Gordon Stephenson, pictured here with wife Celia.

More than 4300 properties have established covenanted areas over the past 40 years.

Farming throws up the unexpected

Farming is a job high in responsibility and commitment, Lyn Webster says.

Even the best laid plans can go awry in dairy farming.

Lamb, beef and dairy's $6/kg trifecta

Four wheel drive vehicles cross a steep slope on the corriedale field day at Marble Point Station.

A $6/kg trifecta could be on the cards of beef, lamb and dairy.

New Waikato Fed Farmers head from Te Aroha

Andrew McGiven is the new Waikato provincial president of Federated Farmers.

Waikato Federated Farmers has a new president.

Top vet student from a family of vets

Veterinary science student Nicola Wichtel at Massey University vet hospital checking the heart beat of five week old ...

Being a vet is in Nicola Wichtel's blood.

Lip-smacking beef and lamb

Melissa Sowden from Silver Fern Farms talks to a Women in Farming group about eating quality of cattle and lambs.

Women on farming go to a top Manawatu restaurant to learn about eating quality of cattle and lamb.

Personal mini weather station

MetService will be retailing the BloomSky weather station in July.

New weather device lets users get farm-specific updates every five minutes.

Record sale of heifers stuns auctioneer

Some of the heifers from a Meadowslea stud angus sale which sold for a record $2600.

A pen of 27 in-calf heifers sold for $2600 each to set a national record.

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