Rick Powdrell sees a tough three years in front of him as the new Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairman.
Enthusiastic environmental planning doesn't slow intensive programme of sustainable development on 1436ha in east Otago.
The planets are lining up for red-meat farmers to put decades of low profits and lack of reinvestment behind them.
Dairy farmer confidence has ebbed while meat and fibre farmers remain positive
New Zealand beef and lamb exports are at almost record levels for the first nine months of trade this season.
Red meat receiving electrical stimulation in an experiment to increase tenderness.
Hereford breeders have reclaimed market share against other beef breeds after a good bull-selling season, says PGG Wrightson genetics manager Bruce Orr.
New genetics from Canada of milking shorthorns through embryo transfer are in a Manawatu calf shed.
A Lincoln University academic says use of a fodder beet crop is great news for beef cattle farmers.
It's a record-priced bovine that is, in the words of its purchaser, "the complete bull".
The limousin breed once again took out the major awards in the 2014 Otago-Southland beef competition.
Salers cattle are curious and friendly and will thrive if given space.
Sheep and beef farmers have to stop viewing the dairy industry as competition, a meat industry leader says.
Electricity prices increased almost 5 per cent on sheep and beef farms in the past 12 months.
Positive pastoral farming outlook seems to have translated into plenty of confidence and buoyant prices at recent bull sales.
Taihape man, whose brave cattle dog rescued him from bull attack, released from hospital.
Angus breeder convinced the future for New Zealand beef breeding lies in the United States.
In a sign that red-meat exporters are serious about dealing with China, representatives of all major companies are heading to Beijing next week to meet leading officials.
Beef processing business Affco fined nearly $70,000 for river wastewater discharge.
A spike in bovine tuberculosis in Southland areas is a wake-up call the eradication job's not done yet, TBfree says.
Mike and Sharon Barton are redefining the traditional farm business model.
Cattle breeder thinks his performance recording system is more practical for NZ conditions than a genetic programme used widely around the world.
While some drystock farmers are still struggling, things are looking good for dairy farmers.
As more young people leave rural areas for the bright lights, some sheep and beef farmers are wondering who will take over the farm.
India could provide significant opportunities for the Alliance Group's farmer suppliers.
A sheep and beef farm that can compete with dairy for return on investment - now, there's a rare beast.
Preparing cattle for show is time-consuming and expensive but those who have stuck with it say it's worthwhile.
Award-winning farmer callis on scientists to frame future animal productivity research around what effect it would have on his nutrient footprint.
Michelin-starred chef Michel Louws is more than happy to pay a premium for top quality beef.
Retired Massey University horticulture lecturer says meat will come from the laboratory in future, putting NZ's grazing systems at risk.
Cheviot breeders Greg and Debbie Chamberlain sell their hereford bull Capethorne Panda 1251 for $35,000.
A Canterbury eel fisherman and his wife beat many larger farmers for the best pen of heifers at calf sales.
Environment award winners Mary and Justin Vennell have planted 57,000 trees since 2007 on their Rewa sheep and beef farm.
One hereford bull may look like the next until you discover its genetic potential.
900kg piece of prime beef named "Sonny Bill" has fetched the top price at AgInnovation.
Cambridge farmer Colin Brown can rest assured that the steak he produces is the best in the country.
Following two months of declines the food price index rose last month, with beef prices soaring.
Cambridge beef farmer Colin Brown is New Zealand's steak of origin champion.
Lamb production is a major focus on the Lawson family's East Otago farm and they're aiming for big numbers.
The hunt for New Zealand's top steak has been narrowed to 20.
Treated effluent has once again been poured into the Waimakariri River.
OPINION: We all want more profitable and sustainable farming in the meat industry.
A rise in the number of reported cases of cattle with theileria has prompted a warning for farmers to check stock.
The Meat Industry Excellence group has concerns about Alliance Group's new independent director, Vanessa Stoddart.
But export prospects for the beef industry for the second quarter remain positive, Rabobank says.
The new owners of Taranaki's landmark Onetai Station want to realise its potential as a beef and sheep farm.
Fodder beet could significantly boost beef returns and provide a profitable alternative to dairy grazing.
Taupo couple win environmental farming award in combining a desire for sustainable land use with a successful business model.
Top steer calves offered by the Spencer family from Brooksdale cattle topped the two-day Cheviot calf sales.
A farmer says living in a potential dam site has cost her $170,000 and damaged her health and business.