Markets

Wool price stays steady

Lambs's wool eased in sales in the North Island and the South Island.

Wool prices stays steady except for lambswool.

Store lambs in strong demand

Prime lamb values were back slightly in line with schedule drops

Shorn and crutched store lambs were in demand at Coalgate.

Prime lamb prices ease $5

Prime lamb prices reflected meat schedule drops.

Prime lambs lose $5 a head at Christchurch.

$22.1m research into strong wool

Once the backbone of the economy, wool has declined in value to the New Zealand economy but efforts are being made to lift its game.

A collaboration between private enterprise and government aims to turn around the flagging wool industry.

Prices hold at Stratford

The weekly Taranaki Cattle Fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Details of Tuesday's cattle fair at Stratford

Down on the farm

Parched paddocks near Waikari, North Canterbury. Dry conditions are one of the chief concerns for farmers.

A Federated Farmers survey shows confidence at a low level.

More pain for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers may lose $1.50 for each kilo of production capacity they have over the next two seasons.

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Course on organics running in Feilding

Organic tomatoes for sale at a Farmer's Market.

Course about to start in Feilding for organics.

Prime lamb market lifts

The prime lamb market moved into positive territory at Coalgate.

Prime lambs increase marginally at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime ewes rise in price

Prime cattle had a strong sale.

The prime ewe market lifts at the Christchurch livestock sale.

From computer geek to pig farmer

Daniel Todd is the owner of Woody's Farm which has free range pigs.  He is with a week old piglet  that is a cross between a large black and a berkshire.

A free range pig farmer can't keep up with increasing demand.

Steady as she goes

The weekly Taranaki cattle fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Details of last Wednesday's Taranaki beef and sheep fair at the Stratford saleyard are:

Fertiliser price falls

Farmers will pay less for fertiliser now but in return for a lower rebate later.

A slump in global commodity prices has been reflected in lower fertiliser charges.

Champagne of apples in South Canterbury

Guy Wigley, Mike Porter, Colin Hurst

A cult apple in the US with its roots in France is a South Canterbury sleeper.

Wool prices steady in big offering

The wool market handled a large offering with unchanged prices for crossbred types at Christchurch sales.

Wool prices were for the most part unchanged at the Christchurch wool sale.

Steady store lamb prices

Prime lamb prices were unchanged from last week

Prime lamb prices softened at Christchurch livestock sales.

Prices hold steady at Coalgate

Yardings were down in size at Coalgate livestock sales

Smaller yardings were commonplace at livestock sales a Coalgate last week.

Bulls sell well at Stratford

The weekly Taranaki Cattle Fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Prices were strong for bulls at Tuesday's sale at the Stratford saleyard.

Cattle in demand at sale

Weaner heifers were sought after at the Rongotea livestock sale.

Cattle in demand at Manawatu sale after welcome rain.

Store lambs lift $5 at Coalgate

The store lamb market received a lift.

Store lamb prices lift $5 a head at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime sheep prices rise

Prime lamb and ewe prices lifted.

Prime ewe and store lamb prices rise $3 to $5 at livestock sales in Christchurch.

Two-tooths hold price at Stratford

The weekly Taranaki Cattle Fair at the Stratford saleyard.

The market for two-tooths was as strong as last year at the annual Taranaki ewe fair at Stratford.

Wool prices rise again

Crossbred wool had a good sale.

Wool prices rose in Christchurch on Thursday.

Store lamb prices up $5 to $10

Store lambs rose in price last week.

All grades of store lambs were up $5 to $10 a head in the first Coalgate sale of the year.

Livestock market holds its value

Livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Small yardings start the new year at Christchurch livestock sales.

Dairy farms piling up in Southland

More than 60 dairy farms are for sale in Southland.

There are 64 dairy farms listed online for sale in Southland, with some on the market for more than a year.

Some Manawatu stock lifts

Less than 1000 prime lambs were offered at the Feilding livestock sale.

Prices for some stock lift in Manawatu saleyards.

Store lamb demand lifts after rain

Store lambs were in demand at the first livestock sale of the year in Christchurch.

Store lamb buying increases at Christchurch livestock sales after good rain.

Slow start to stock sales

The weekly Taranaki cattle fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Prime and boner cattle and bulls were on offer at the first stock sale of the year at the Stratford saleyard on Tuesday.

South Canterbury misses out on Alliance board

South Canterbury farmer Mark Adams says he enjoyed the campaigning process, despite narrowly missing out on a position on the Alliance Group board of directors.

 Missing out on an Alliance seat is not the end of the world for South Canterbury farmer Mark Adams.

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