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.
The angus breed is going from strength to strength after branding recognition of the cattle.
OPINION: Meat Industry Excellence has been criticised for being too dairy-focused and needs to change.
It's peak season for the meat slaughter industry in the South Island, with about 100 workers ensuring cuts destined for overseas are suitable for Muslim markets.
Meat plants step up production with most working full weeks and extended hours to meet market commitments.
Sheep farmer votes in favour of funding a meat industry ginger group and a referendum on a wool levy still have to be approved by Beef + Lamb NZ.
Top sheep and beef farmers are closer to dairy farmers in earning power than they might think.
A coastal North Canterbury farm at Conway Flat which has been the home of Te Mania Angus Stud since 1934 is for sale.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has told sheep and beef farmers they are on their own.
Meat industry group wants action as sheep and beef farming gets squeezed by dairying.
Farmer contributions to the National animal identification and tracing (Nait) scheme have been reduced with the slaughter levy for cattle halved to 50 cents per tagged carcass.
Red raffia bows around the necks of two hereford heifers set the scene for a Taranaki couple's lifelong commitment to the breed.
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Charolais cattle are thriving in harsh winters and dry summers at Glen Ayr Station in Southland's Paerau Valley.
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A focus on protecting marginal areas while lifting productivity of grazeable land has seen a couple win Bay of Plenty's top farm environment award.
Ministry of Primary Industries has warned farmers to expect an explosion of theileria cases among dairy cattle following this year's gypsy day.
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Former MIE leaders stood successfully as farmer-elected directors on the boards of SFF and rival co-operative Alliance last year.
Mike Petersen says he's been on an express train for the last 10 years. "I hopped on a train and it just hasn't stopped at a station. It's been really busy."
A scheme to unlock unrealised wealth for sheep and beef farmers could be Mike Petersen's legacy.
One of Taranaki's largest farms, the much-admired Aotuhia Station, east of Stratford, will be on display next week.
Farmers will be asked to approve funds for Meat Industry Excellence.
Sheep and cattle that can survive and perform in tough country is where the future of sheep and beef genetics lies.
Goodman Fielder told workers at a 7am meeting that their jobs will go when it closes its Hamilton site as part of the sale of its meat business to Hellers.
The global beef industry is on the cusp of substantial change.
MIE reform group's drive to have a consolidated and more prosperous red meat industry is ''not far'' from Alliance Group's principles.
Not every beef carcass is created equal. But now Silver Fern Farms is able to sort the good quality beef from the mediocre.
The push to have John Monaghan appointed an independent director on the Alliance Group board is showing no sign of slowing.
Fed Farmers' promotes the myth that there is no money to be made in the meat industry, an industry player says.
Federated Farmers' meat options paper focuses on processors, marketing and behavioural change.
Keep it simple and do the essentials well are the key philosophies for a top performing beef and sheep farm.
A decline in beef production in the US could have a positive spinoff for the NZ beef industry in 2014, according to a new report from Rabobank.
It is set to be a pivotal year for New Zealand's red-meat farmers as they mull over options to reform the $6 billion industry.
Lean Meat announces a bonus payment to its farmer supplier shareholders above the meat schedule.
Sheep and beef farmers are being challenged to put more heat on leaders for a new red meat model.
Stunning photo sequence shows a farmer running for his life, pursued by a very angry bull.
Beef cattle can be profitable when integrated with sheep.
More farmers with connections to a meat industry reform group have been elected onto the board of major processor and exporter.
Meat industry reformers have scored a pair of wins in elections to the board of a major meat processor.
The red meat industry's fragmented structure needs changing, says former Fonterra chairman Henry van der Heyden.
It's been hard work but a Te Anau farm is now achieving ''fantastic results" after switching to organics in 2005.
More organic meat is required to meet growing consumer demand, say two Auckland-based meat suppliers.
One of New Zealand's biggest and most valuable farms is up for sale.
Last year, Xibin Chen took more than $140m or 30,000 tonnes of New Zealand meat to China.
Taranaki farming personality opens his heart and farm to Kiwi academics and a party of beef farmers from Finland.
Exotic-sounding cattle breed commonly farmed in Australia, but less so in NZ, caught the attention of farmers at the Canterbury A&P Show.
Scottish angus breeder would like to take NZ bloodlines back with him to the home of the breed, after judging the angus fields at the Canterbury A&P Show.
Meat processor and exporter Silver Fern Farms has made a loss after tax of $28.6 million for the year ending September 2013.