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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.

Lamb prices rise from rain

Store lamb prices are on the rise.

Farmers are prepared to pay more for store lambs after rain increased the likelihood of more pasture growth.

Poor summer hits honey flow

John Hartnell says Canterbury honey production could be back by much as 30 per cent.

Canterbury's beekeepers are on lean pickings this summer with the poor weather hurting production.

NZ not out to fleece Welsh farmers

British farmers face an uncertain future with the prospect of losing a share of the EU market as well as subsidies.

New Zealand says Wales has nothing to worry about from lamb exports.

Good demand for hort land

Feijoas  are an alternative crop people are considering.

Emerging fruit crops are helping to increase demand for horticultural land.

Velvet prices back from peak

Geraldine deer farmer Kris Orange says the velvet season has been "condensed" with a lot of velvet coming in at once.

The velvet season is expected to be average, with prices back 15 to 20 per cent on last year.

Fonterra the big cheese in Korea

Fonterra's South Island general manager Tim Keir and Clandeboye's site manager Steve Mcknight about to tuck into some ...

Koreans' taste for pizza is growing, to the benefit of Fonterra.

Heavier lambs dip in value

Particularly heavy lambs decreased in value in a large yarding.

Heavy lambs retreat to $100-$108, but ewes prices make a big gain at Christchurch sales

Prime ewe prices reach $132

The prime ewe market remained positive for farmers.

The best ewes climbed to $132 as the market remained unchanged at Coalgate livestock sales.

Silver Fern Farms big loss

Silver Fern Farms chairman Rob Hewett.

As expected, Silver Fern Farms has posted a poor earnings result for the year, with after- tax loss of $30.6m.

Slow start to wool selling year

The wool market is waiting for a good lift.

Wool prices have yet to come out of their slump.

Sluggish start to velvet season

About 60 per cent of New Zealand's velvet is sold to Korea, and 30 per cent to China.

The velvet season is off to a sluggish start with sales volumes lower than usual for this time of the year.

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