MPI ready for foot-and-mouth

A dead cow is dropped into a truck after it contracted foot and mouth disease in 2007 in Britain. A day-long exercise in ...

An farm exercise to test the management of foot-and-mouth disease leaves the Ministry for Primary Industries pleased.

Pay a fair price for grazing, farmers told

Mike O'Connor raises his own heifers on the Karapiro farm he sharemilks.

It pays to pay a bit extra for dairy grazing.

Ballance awards will go ahead in Taranaki

Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards Trust chairman Alistair Abbott is disappointed at the low number of entries in ...

The 2017 Taranaki's Ballance Taranaki Farm Environment Awards will proceed.

Hawke's Bay show's big winners

Robert and Sandy Mitchell

Meat and wool cup winners do it again.

Grass-fed free-range New Zealand meat a German hit

Silver Fern Farms' meat retail packs are now in 2000 German supermarkets.

New Zealand's outdoor farming system proves to be a powerful tool for Silver Fern Farms in Germany.

A passion for planting trees

Alan Cole employed local school children to help him plant 50,000 trees on his farm.

Establishing an on farm tree nursery has protected and enhanced Alan Coles' 41 hectare farm at a low financial cost.

The three Fs every farm should have

Butch and Jacks Paterson with their manager, Tom Blakely, left, on their Patoka farm.

Technology is helping to move a third-generation Hawke's Bay farmer beyond what his predecessors would have dreamed of.

Marlborough missing at farmer finals

Clearwater Mussels owners Lyn Godsiff, left, and John Young were judged South Island Farmer of the Year 2015.

After supplying three winners in the past six years, Marlborough farmers do not feature in this year's South Island Farmer of the Year finals.

Opiki Young Farmers Club turns 75

Conrad Olsen (left) and nephew Paul Olsen look through old YFC photos.  They have just celebrated the 75th Jubilee for ...

Opiki Young Farmers Club celebrates a run of 75 years.

Stopping rural crime starts on the farm, says rural leader

Federated Farmers rural security spokesman Rick Powdrell will talk to Taranaki farmers at two rural crime prevention ...

Rural crime prevention roadshow comes to Taranaki next month.

Fairlie farmers make final of SI Farmer of the Year

Lyn and Neil Campbell, who farm sheep, beef and deer near Fairlie have made it into the finals of the  South Island ...

A South Canterbury farming couple have reached the finals of the South Island Farmer of the Year.

Angry farmers up for Waikato plan fight

Over 100 Waikato sheep and beef farmers gave overwhelming support for the group Farmer for Positive Change to fight the ...

Waikato sheep and beef farmers say they will not back down from fighting the Healthy Rivers plan change.

A lifetime with livestock

"Never turn your back on an animal", Marlborough Saleyards manager Graham Poskitt says

Graham Poskitt​ has never grown tired of handling livestock after a lifetime working with cattle  and sheep.

Running a farm at 9 years old

Bruce Galloway, Heather Martin and her husband Roly. A life jam-packed with adventures.

At age 9, Bruce Galloway and his sister, 13, were running a 214 hectare Dannevirke farm.

Four contenders: Farmer of the year

Geoff and Lauren Shaw are dryland sheep and beef farmers from Ranfurly.

Four top agricultural businesses left in the South Island Farmer of the Year competition.

Red meat booster group progressing

Michael Smith, general manager of the Red Meat Profit Partnership.

The largest-ever survey of New Zealand red meat farmers makes some interesting finds about on-farm measuring and monitoring.

New Otago uni degree to aid farming

Quantitative genetics could be key for sheep and beef farmers.

A new university programme is set to help the drystock sector.

Spring sales buoyant

PGG Wrightson Marlborough livestock manager Peter Barnes takes bids at the annual spring cattle sale.

Buyers were in a buoyant mood with a top price of $2050 paid for two-year-old steers.

Still time to enter Ballance awards

Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards Trust chairman Alistair Abbott, is appealing to farmers to enter the contest.

Farmers mulling over whether to enter the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards now have another week to make a decision.

Strong sale for Meadowslea

From left to right,  PGG Wrightson livestock auctioneers Cam Bray, John McKone and George Mannering take bids during the ...

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Strong beef bull prices from dairying

Marton's Pine Park Angus was among studs picking up higher prices from the dairy market.

Beef bulls prices are on the rise from dairy farmers seeking extra income.

Hereford beef a hit in Germany

Hereford beef is in great demand in Germany thanks to New Zealand's grass fed outdoor farming system.

German consumers are taking a liking to the taste of NZ grass-fed hereford beef.

Protecting their farm for the future

Taranaki Regional Council land management officer Kevin Cash and eastern Taranaki farmer Brad Bielski talk about the ...

Brad and Jo Bielski are working to improve the productivity of their farm as they seek to protect it from soil erosion.

Waitane safe despite Shanghai Maling investment

Silver Fern Farms says its Waitane plant is safe, despite approval for investment from a Chinese company.

Silver Fern Farms has no plans to close its Gore plant.

No Fortress Britain wanted

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman James Parsons and southern South Island farmer director Andrew Morrison are in Britain, ...

 While Britain weighs up its prospects post-Brexit, a New Zealand farming leader has been offering advice.

Family's $400m fight

Hugh Green made hundreds of millions in property deals but his passion was cattle trading.

Hugh Green came to NZ with nothing. He died leaving a vast property empire and a family jostling for control.

Prices steady at yearling sales video

George, left, and Ben Murray herd angus yearling bulls to the sale pen.

Breeding cows are in short supply after many farmers destocked during dry conditions and yearling bulls are in demand.

Central Otago extremes not for the faint-hearted

Donny Maclean on the verandah of the mudbrick homestead built in 1912 by his great-grandfather Edward Clouston, who ...

A family with roots firmly embedded in their Central Otago farming community.

Eliza vaults into Iron Maidens line-up

Eliza McCartney, right, joins Sarah Walker, Sophie Pascoe and Lisa Carrington in promoting New Zealand beef and lamb.

Rio bronze medallist joins beef and lamb team.

Challenges for beef and sheep farmers

There is plenty for sheep and beef farmers to focus on as they manage their busiest time of the year.

It's a physically and mentally demanding time of year for beef and sheep farmers.

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