Young Future Beef gun just a natural

Young Future Beef gun Nicolas Verry is granddad Joe Fouhy's right hand man.

Nine-year-old Nicolas Verry wants to be a stock agent when he grows up.

Winning ways with wiltshires and herefords

Wiltshire sheep and stud hereford breeders Mary and Martin Taylor and son Daniel brave a cold southerly to smile for the camera.

Sheep and beef farmers Martin and Mary Taylor haven't shorn or dagged a sheep in at least 10 years.

Offers flood in for Mr Bull

Brian Arnopp, of Paraparaumu, acquired Mr Bull four years ago, but can no longer feed him. So he is giving him away to a good home.

Offers pour in to re-home a lovable steer after owner takes bull by the horns.

Australia close to major live export cattle deal

Australia's Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce estimates the deal with China is potentially worth between A$1 billion to A$2 billion a year to the Australian economy.

Australia's Agriculture Minister signs off on key protocols that will clear the way for up to a million head of live cattle to be exported to China annually.

Dairy beef on the money

Dairy beef yearlings.

Dairy farmers are being urged to potentially treble their calf income with a simple change to their herd mating programme.

You can only control employment

Make sure you have a plan heading into the calving and lambing seasons.

OPINION: Most of you reading this now will be getting ready for calving and lambing in the next month

Top hereford price paid

Rob and Mary Ann Burrows paid the lion's share of $31,000 for their new bull,  Limehills Starter, to top the hereford price list.

A hereford bull topping the price list for the breed this season at $31,000 is at its new Ashley home.

Aussie meats, sold dirt cheap

Owner Sven Nielsen from  Molten restaurant in Mt Eden Auckland serves Australian and New Zealand lamb topside mini roasts to customers in a blind taste test.

Australia is sticking a fork in the New Zealand meat market and we're eating it up.

Thin cattle outrage prompts call for covers

A Federated Farmers meeting in Blenheim has called for stock trucks to be covered when carrying stock across Cook Strait.

Farmers reminded that stock should be covered on long journeys after photo of cattle on ferry sparks controversy.

Stacking on the high-value meat cuts

Rob Johnstone feeds out to a mob of 22-month old replacement heifers.

Rob Johnstone swears by his limousin cattle and has the results to back it up.

Push to market meat

New Zealand's meat exports need to leap out at the customers in the supermarket shelves of the world, Rick Powdrell says.

OPINION: Our meat exports are not well marketed.

Heat is on as natural springs dry up video

Conway Flat beef farmer Tim Wilding on top of the hill at his North Canterbury farm.

Canterbury farm hasn't seen dry conditions like this since the 1980s.

Strong bull buying on good market

Canterbury buyers came out in all conditions to eye up the talent in a good bull selling season.

Drought failed to deter bull buyers from investing in their breeding programmes during Canterbury's bull sale season.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

Dam storage on Rob Peter's Cape Campbell farm.

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

Bull sales encounter snow

The snow had to be removed from the backs of bulls before they entered the auction ring at a Totara Valley sale.

Heavy snow played havoc with Canterbury bull sales, but failed to stop an offering of 92 bulls going to strong bidding at James and Fiona Fraser's Stern Angus bull sale in Totara Valley

Breeders on a high after record sale

Rangatira 13-38 was sold to the Bayly family's Cricklewood Angus for $100,000.

Angus breeders Charlie and Susie Dowding are buzzing at the sale of one of their bulls for $100K.

Calm cattle ease storm's pain

Mixed age red devon cows on Heughan Gordon's farm on the hills above Waimarama.

A Hawke's Bay farmer can relate to what other lower North Island farmers are feeling – his farm received 750mm of rain in 36 hours in 2011.

No bull. Bull sells for $100k

Rangatira Angus Stud's "lot 18" that has been sold for an on-farm New Zealand record price of $100,000.

A Gisborne bull has made history, selling for a New Zealand record $100,000.

Genetics vs feeding vs management

Caberfeidh manager Andrew Harding.

Beef progreny test aims to discover how bulls of different types perform under comparable commercial conditions.

Beef studs enjoying a buoyant year

Chris and Jennifer Chesterman at their Hawke's Bay Koanui Hereford Stud before their on-farm auction which saw 12 bulls sold to other studs.

A look at bull sales held around the country since the Beef Expo.

Snow-bound bull sale

Snow has caused the cancellation of a bull sale at Meadowslea Angus Stud in Fairlie.

Snowed-in farmers miss out on South Canterbury bull sale.

Grim dairying Fieldays mood no surprise video

Greenmeadows Beef owner Joe Carey proudly displays a freshly barbecued sirloin steak at the 2015 Fieldays.

Dairy farmers were in a sombre mood at the 2015 National Agricultural Fieldays at Hamilton.

American Angus bloodlines suit the South Island high country

Tim Morrow with his four year old Angus bull: the grandson of Predestined (IMP USA).

There's an old adage among cattle farmers that "90 per cent feeding, 10 per cent breeding makes the cow".

Nature delivers kick up bum

North Canterbury farmer Andrew Harris, owner of One Tree Hill near Parnassus.

A North Canterbury sheep and beef farmer reveals that continuing drought has already cost him $250,000.

Young stock trader picks up sidelines

Aspiring sheep and beef farmer Rowan Sandford finishes lambs over winter on lease blocks around Lincoln.

Rowan Sandford hopped straight into stock trading as a university student and has a long agricultural career ahead of him.

What you see is what you get

Kevin and Megan Friel prove how quiet their sale bulls are in the paddock.

A move from King Country to Hawke's Bay was a good move for a couple who have been selling angus bulls together for almost 20 years.

Bull operation set to expand

Te Mania stock manager Will Wilding with Beef Expo champion of champion bull Te Mania Jonah in the ring.

Expansion plans for Te Mania bull operation follow top competition results.

Valuable cattle gallstones stolen and recovered

Queensland police have uncovered allegedly stolen cattle gallstones from a property in Toowoomba.

A man has been arrested in Australia and charged with stealing cattle gallstones.

'Incredi-bull' breeder into hall of fame

Fairmont Mint Edition is now in the LIC Hall of Fame.

An elite breeding bull has been recognised as one of the best by being inducted into LIC's prestigious Hall of Fame.

Different thinking pays off

Angus (left) and Forbes Cameron, 2015 Steak of Origin champion farmers.

Alternative thinking is paying off for father and son farmers who recently won NZ's "Steak of Origin" competition.

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