Meat chiefs plot strategy

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The CEOs of NZ's two big meat co-ops, Silver Fern Farms and Alliance, are each charged with improving returns to their farmer-shareholders.

Top prime ewes reach $151

Prime ewes were in demand at Coalgate sales.

The bidding stopped at $151 for seven prime ewes at Coalgate.

High country beekeepers buck trend

Alison and Peter Bell and son Tom working bees in the Mackenzie Country.

Mid Canterbury's high country beekeepers elude a horror honey season.

Unsold wool builds from weak bidding

Wool prices have been progressively heading down with only a few exceptions.

Strong wool farmers hopeful of a market turnaround were left disappointed.

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.

Manuka honey to tackle frauds

Manuka honey is going under the microscope to prove its authenticity.

Your honey might not be sweet as, but a new scientific test should help protect consumers from fake product.

Large on-farm livestock sales in Canterbury

High Peak Station weaners awaiting sale.

PGG Wrightson Livestock auctioneer Glenn Peddie made the calls at two large stock sales in Canterbury.

Top store lambs reach $100

Paul Wright (right) and auctioneer Glen Peddie chat after the sale.

Rain didn't hinder buyers from bidding $100 for top priced lambs at the Wrightco Farm store lamb sale.

Prime lambs up $3 to $7

Lamb prices lifted at Coalgate.

Prime lamb prices lifted at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime ewes rise $3-$5 at Christchurch

Buyers were prepared to pay more for prime ewes in Christchurch.

The ewe market gathered pace with prices rising $3 to $5 across all grades at Christchurch sales.

Germans offered taste of Cervena

Chef Graham Brown shows United States chefs how to get the best out of New Zealand seafood, lamb and Cervena venison. ...

A trial shipment of grass-fed deer is heading to Germany in an attempt to expand the market.

Ewe prices up $3-$5

Prime ewes attracted higher bidding.

Prime ewes were in demand with the market lifting $3-$5 at Christchurch.

Heavy ewes reach $150

Coalgate's saleyards were a springboard for better ewe prices.

Heavy ewes had a $5-$10 lift to reach $150 at Coalgate

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.

Record carrot prices

Carrots have followed apples to record prices.

Carrots have hit record prices, helping to push food prices up by their biggest margin in six years.

Job boost from venison plant

Jacqui Dean and Rob Hewett inspect the final product at the new venison plant at the Pareora Freezing Works.

Workers will have work throughout the year, rather than just the seasonal work of the past.

MyFarm offers gold kiwifruit investment

MyFarm chief executive Andrew Watters says  the company is spreading its investment wings into gold kiwifruit.

MyFarm investors can invest in a gold kiwifruit orchard for the first time.

Govt 'very keen' on Iran

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy visited Iran amid talks over a new agreement to export New Zealand lamb and beef.

As NZ and Iran reach a new deal on sheep and beef exports, the Government chases further trade opportunities.

Heaviest lambs back in price

Smaller lambs held their value unlike heavier animals.

Heavier lamb prices slipped but lighter lambs did well at Christchurch livestock sales.

Heavy lambs reach $124

Top lambs made $110-$124.

Heavier prime and store lambs had mixed results at Coalgate.

NZ joins US in trade challenge

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When British Columbians go to grocery stores they can buy BC wine only, a move that we're fighting with the US.

Heavy lambs reach $125

Heavy lambs made $120-$125 in a steady Christchurch market.

Prime lambs ranged from $85 to $125 at Christchurch livestock sales.

Prime ewes and lambs peak at $125

Prime ewe values were unchanged with top ewes making as much as $125.

Stock values were steady at Coalgate sales.

NZ beef officially off Russian menu

Nyet, spasibo: tempting they might look, but Russian authorities have drawn a line over New Zealand beef livers until ...

New Zealand officials scramble to unearth the truth behind Russian claims of beef contamination.

Ewe prices up $3-$4

Bidding went beyond last week's mark for prime ewes.

Heavy ewes made $105-$120 in a rising market in Christchurch.

Ewes reach $120 at Coalgate

Ewes had a strong sale.

Prime ewes were in demand, making as much as $120 at Coalgate livestock sales.

Meat processor sold for $13.5m

Prime Range Meats faced an uncertain future and was forced to close at one point last year.

A Chinese buyer has bought 100 per cent of Southland's Prime Range Meats, which was forced to close at one point last year.

Wool market goes backwards

The decline of strong wool values continued in Christchurch.

Crossbred wool values continued their slide at Christchurch.

Red meat tariffs cost $72m

Meat Industry Association CEO Tim Ritchie is urging the Government to move on other trade deals.

Now the TPPA deal has been scuppered, it is time to pursue other opportunities says the red meat sector.

US wine exports won't go down gurgler

New Zealand Winegrowers CEO Philip Gregan remains upbeat about market prospects in the United States.

Sales of NZ wines in the US should continue to grow despite the TPP thumbs down.

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