Fail or pass for NZ environment

Professor Ralph Sims Director of the Centre for Energy Research at Massey University says New Zealand had a fail in the ...

Farmers have opposing views to environmentalists on an OECD report.

Town kids on the farm video

Philip Worthington's lowline cattle.

It was a learning experience for everyone when Rangiora cattle breeder Philip Worthington opened his gates to college students.

Beef scandal might lift prices video

Mixed age simmentals on a Hawke's Bay farm. New Zealand's significant investment in food safety could pay dividends as ...

NZ exports may fetch higher prices because of a shortage of beef worldwide, following the Brazilian scandal.

Family sells century-old farm

The Hoban and Mackintosh families take a look at the Glenafric corriedales. In the background is Pegasus Bay.

The Hoban family have always called themselves "sheep people" and intend to keep farming sheep.

Brazil beef scandal deepens video

Brazil is the world's biggest exporter of beef (file pic).

China and EU curtail beef imports from Brazil after inspectors there accused of taking bribes to allow sales of tainted food.

Organic farmer shuns conventional path

Heriot sheep and beef farmer Allan Richardson hosts the Southern Organic Group at Avalon Farming.

Heriot farmer Allan Richardson is encouraging other farmers to go organic.

FEP workshop appreciated by farmers

James Hoburn of Beef +Lamb New Zealand conducts a farm environment plan workshop at the Woodbury Hall for a bunch of ...

A group of South Canterbury farmers gets together to take part in a farm environment plan workshop.

Older farmers more at risk from accidents

WorkSafe New Zealand wants shearing sheds to have a warrant of fitness to cut injuries which happen in the central North ...

Older farmers more at risk from accidents says Farmsafe ambassador, Richard Loe.

Success in farming comes in many forms

Not all success is measured academic achievement, Lyn Webster says.

Talent comes in many forms, Lyn Webster says.

Weaner beef cattle in hot demand

Over 50 per cent of the weaner beef cattle sold at the recent sales in Northland was bought by farmers south of Auckland.

Young beef cattle are selling to huge demand across the North Island.

Stock water reticulation means more dollars

Erica van Reenen consultant at AgFirst says putting in stock water reticulation makes financial sense.

Stock water reticulation systems mean more money for hill country farmers.

Top calf breeder still at school

Samantha Hall hoses down one of her entries in the cattle class at the Wanaka Show.

It's no ordinary after-school job - 17-year-old Samantha Hall established a cattle stud and her calves are winners.

Protecting water supply top priority

Ratahiwi manager Damon Husband and Horizon Farming managing director Stuart Ellingham in the new QEII National Trust ...

A crowd-funding campaign has been launched to help protect Woodville's water supply.

TBfree testing increased in Mt Cargill

Cattle and deer are most at risk of contracting bovine TB in New Zealand.

Changes to testing and surveillance of bovine TB are underway in Otago.

Meat rebounds after Chinese investment

Chinese investment is paying off for Southland Meat Processor, general manager Paul Hamilton says.

Chinese investment is paying off for Southland's Prime Range Meats.

Farmers urged to attend meeting on change

Dairy cows graze in front of the Clandeboye dairy factory. High nitrate levels have been found  in the wells in this ...

South Canterbury farmers are urged to attend a meeting in Fairlie to learn the outcomes of a water investigation.

Farm safety more than paperwork

Anne and Philip with farm worker  Greg Macfarlane sit around the kitchen table with Worksafe farm inspector Christine ...

Philip and Anne Munro show that farm health and safety isn't all about filling in forms.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

Avoiding farm dog chaos

Dog trainer Anna Holland and her farm dogs and pet.  She says in many cases old dog can be taught new tricks.

Where do you start when training a dog for stock work?

Rural women key in farm inheritance talks

Lisa Hicks says rural women got a lot out of a Dairy Women's Network seminar on farm succession.

Women lead most succession planning say a banker and rural advisor.

Profits rise on pilot farms

Tuatapere, Southland, pilot farmer Marilyn Parris adds her suggestion to the list during a "designed thinking" workshop ...

The success of a Red Meat Profit Partnership project on 75 pilot farms which could see it expanded to sheep and beef farms across New Zealand. Tony Benny reports.

Top operators' day in the sun

Set stocking is the regime on the Carter family's King Country sheep and beef farms.

A New Zealand blue ribbon lamb growing family have opened their farm gates to show the growth gains possible with attention to detail. .

Paraplegic farmer's passion

Dave Clouston was made a paraplegic when a hay bale fell from a stack and landed on top of him.

A hay bale accident left Dave Clouston in a wheelchair. But nothing will keep the Canterbury man from agriculture.

British scientist smitten by NZ

Anna Ballantyne had always aimed to return  to New Zealand after a visit in 2012.

Anna Ballantyne has returned to New Zealand to work for Alliance Group after falling in love with the country four years ago.

The killer in the air: What does the most harm on-farm

Pesticides and fungicides can have a neurotoxic effect on humans.

A new report by WorkSafe New Zealand shows that work-related health effects are an even bigger killer than accidents on our farms. Tony Benny reports.

Catlins farm blends beef and native bush

Catlins beef breeder Barry Gray strolls through his breeding herd of Maine-Anjou beef cows with calves at foot on his ...

A farmer with an unusual cattle breed that returns more money than other breeds for the same feed input.

Plan ahead and plant carefully

John Hayward and Susan O'Regan have planted about 30,000 native trees on their dairy farm over the past eight years ...

There is a right way and a wrong way of planting trees, John Simmons says.

Lost and found - bull semen

Starsky is no longer with CRV Ambreed, but his semen still is. If you think it's yours, the company is keen to hear from you.

It's not your everyday abandoned property. But this bull semen storer wants to know if you own it.

Age no barrier for teen farmer

Beef farmer Simeon Cook, 15, with one of the Santa Gertrudis cows on his Taranaki stud.

Too young to drive, Simeon Cook takes the bus to work on his cattle farm.

New technology means no more blanket rate fertiliser

Variable rate fertiliser technology allows fixed wing plans to apply fertiliser at a rate to better match the capability ...


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