Beef

Prized cup win emotional

BEST BEEF: Andrew Stokes from Sinai Angus stud in Oxford won the Meat & Wool Cup, the top beef cattle competition class with their seven year old cow and 2 month old bull calf, at the Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch.

The emotion caught up with the Stokes family after their angus cow and calf won the top cattle silverware at the Canterbury A&P Show.

Delight in beating Aussies

YOUNG JUDGE: Nancy Crawshaw with her mentor Bruce Alexander from Waimate during cattle judging at the Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch.

The sledge-free zone of the cattle ring at the Canterbury A&P Show was a nice break from the barracking young judge Nancy Crawshaw got in Australia.

Beef, lamb boon for NZ

Free-range Hereford cattle grazing on pasture at French Island in Western Port Bay.

Sheep and beef farmers are achieving better prices than their dairy counterparts this season - but don't expect them to celebrate.

Purple price patch continues

MICHAEL MOSLEY: SHOULD I EAT MEAT? on SBS ONe.

Beef prices have continued to rise this week, with prices surging a "whopping" 8 per cent in US dollar terms.

Alliance posts $6.2m profit

Alliance Group's chairman Murray Taggart.

Alliance Group closes book on a tough 2012 chapter in lifting its after-tax profit to $6.2 million and delivers big shareholder pool payment.

Eight years at top enough

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The outgoing Silver Fern Farms boss' major regret is the failed joint venture with rural services company PGG Wrightson.

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

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Leading meat processor Silver Fern Farms could be about to bring in multiple investment partners from within NZ or overseas.

SFF boss steps down

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Keith Cooper is leaving the red meat co-operative after eight years in the CEO role.

Teamwork a key to success

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Award-winning farmers closely monitor their soil's needs to avoid harming the environment.

Approach pays dividends

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A Taihape farming business is a fusion of the family and the corporate.