Sheep and beef farm profits lift

Sheepmeat prices have lifted from at the beginning of the season.

Sheep and beef farm profits are tipped to rise, but the recovery is still slow.

New hope for lonely Kiwi farmers

The creators of the app say it lets users find love any time, "Whether you're in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse".

Is the rural NZ life getting lonely? Then swipe right on the first global farming dating app.

Lest we forget

Anzac Day is a chance to reflect on those people from farming families who went to war.

 Andrew Jolly reflects on the courage shown by rural families whose members went to war.

Breed does not impact on meat

Dr Nicola Schreurs is a senior lecturer in Ruminant Nutrition and Meat Science at Massey University's 
Institute of ...

A Massey researcher has found meat quality is not impacted by breed, but yield can be.

New Hurunui role from regulatory chaos

Three years ago dryland sheep and beef farmers in the Hurunui region were being asked to limit increases in their ...

The Hurunui District Landcare Group (HDLG) has a new coordinator in Josh Brown.

Angus is where it is at

At the angus bull evaluation unit near Palmerston North. Cedric Lander (left), Angus NZ, keeps an overview of the bull ...

Anyone interested in the angus breed will be at Feilding's Beef Expo on May 16.

Ironing out angus sire selection wrinkles

North Otago veterinarian and beef breeder Neil Sanderson, a strong advocate for a new sub-index system for commercial ...

An angus beef breeder and veterinarian has a new way of selecting the best sires.

SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

Beef and lamb help correct iron deficiency

Beef steak is a recommended source of iron.

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

Good genes tops good looks for bulls

An angus bull at this year's evaluation unit. Forbes and Angus Cameron have  a bull at the unit.

Choosing a bull is It is more about their genes than their good looks.

Farmers face big costs in plan change

It is likely farmers will face substantial costs under the current plan change one proposal for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Cost of consent will outweigh cost of monitoring in Healthy Rivers plan, say Waikato farmers.

Diverse business key to success

Office of the Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation, Tauranga.

Caretakers of sacred Maori land in the Bay of Plenty are growing kiwifruit and avocado, as well as running a retirement village.

Flood culled beef goes to US

Good summer growing conditions have helped farmers find pasture for flood affected cows.

Flood ravaged farmers are sending animals to slaughter but don't expect your favourite cut to be any cheaper.

South Canterbury studs put forward autumn offerings

David Giddlings of Meadowslea stud will hold his first female production sale on May 5.

Two prominent South Canterbury cattle studs have sales coming up in the next eight weeks.

Simple system good for bulls

Robert and Helen Pattullo have been farming Newstead in the Hastings district since 1989.

A 'simple but efficient' system means Hawke's Bay farmers Robert and Helen Pattullo finish more than 1000 bulls every season without supplementary feed, crops or excessive nitrogen use.

Should we eat more veal?

Could Kiwis learn to love bobby calves for their flavour as well as their cuteness?

Could eating bobby calves be an ethical answer to the uncomfortable realities of New Zealand's dairy industry?

NZ farmers feel the love worldwide

James Stewart  Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president says farmers are working hard but are frustrated.

People around the world love New Zealand's food integrity and quality, says James Stewart.

Workshops target women shareholders

Alliance Group livestock and shareholder services general manager Heather Stacy.

Alliance Group rolls of women's workshops.

World Wide Sires sales booming

Hank Lina: Breeding worth tends to be the currency for dairy breeding in this country but it's not the only way to judge ...

Sales for importer of US dairy genetics World Wide Sires New Zealand (WWSNZ) are booming and interest in genetic options increases.

Diverse farm wins environment award

Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners Peter and Nicola Carver.

Ohangai sheep, beef and dairy farmers Peter and Nicola Carver have won the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Big wet means weaner fair at Feilding this week a big one

The Weaner Fair at the Feilding saleyards was full, after last week's wet weather put paid to the sale.

Last week's delay from big wet has meant this Weaner Fair at Feilding saleyards has been full up and bigger than usual.

Cave farm both profitable and environmental

South Island farmer director Bill Wright runs sheep, bulls and dairy grazers on his farm near Cave, South Canterbury.

South Canterbury farmer Bill Wright has increased the efficiency of his farm and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Station successfully combines farm and tourism

Hamish Guild looks on as Glen Peddie auction the weaners

HIgh Peak Station finds a unique balance between farming and tourism

FE on rise even with rain and cool

Facial eczema spore counts have risen.  This cow is showing extreme clinical facial eczema  impacts.


Facial eczema spores on rise in spite of rain and cool temperatures.

Building on the work of their forbears

Stonyhurst runs 10,000 halfbred sheep and nearly 40 per cent of the farm's sheep income comes from wool.

Canterbury farm environment award winners say they're building on the achievements of previous generations on the family property. Tony Benny reports.

Farmers jubilant over rain at last

Lynda Murchison, president of North Canterbury Federated Farmers says everyone got a "good dollop" of rain.

After three years of drought struggles, North Canterbury farmers are relieved to see rain fall.

Saturated paddocks infuriate farmers

Federated Farmers meat & fibre chairman Richard Morrison, left, inspects his wet farm near Marton with James Stewart.

Sodden paddocks leading up to winter are irritating Manawatu and Rangitikei farmers.

No more rain please: Farmers

A day earlier, the tail end of Cyclone Debbie drenched North Waikato.

Auckland and Waikato farmers have a short, sharp message to the weather gods: No more rain please, we have had enough.

Robots to land in Dannevirke

Lamb carcasses at an Alliance Group plant

A meat company says Dannevirke will benefit when it invests $10 million-plus in robotics at its upgraded site.

Dairy leaders to blame for crisis

Dairy industry leaders respond to public concerns with arrogance and a business-as-usual attitude, Angus Robson says.

Polluters and the enablers of pollution are to blame for water's environmental crisis, not farmers.

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