Sweet as - or maybe not

Peter Bray, managing director of Airborne Honey says Kiwi consumers are paying three times more than they should be.

The reputation of the manuka honey industry is at risk unless a test is developed that consumers can trust.

Wine exports up 10 per cent

Wine exports are on track for $2 billion in earnings by 2020.

Overseas drinkers are quaffing more NZ wine - especially in the US.

Livestock results



T&G Global profit up

Severe hailstorms in Nelson in December last year led to a 10 per cent loss in T&G's potential sales volume.

Helped by the sale of its crate business, T&G Global has posted a big profit rise in the first six months of the year.

Prime ewes rise $3 to 5

Farmers would have few complaints about ewe prices rising.

Prime ewe prices were up as lamb prices remained steady at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Wool market loses no ground

Crossbred wool prices were steady and the mid micron market rose at the Christchurch wool sale.

Crossbred wool prices were steady and the mid micron market rose at the Christchurch wool sale.

Lighter store lambs ease

Medium to top store lambs sold better than the lower end at Coalgate.

Medium to top store lambs sold better than the lower end at Coalgate.

Wool prices come off lows

Export interest returned for wool at the Christchurch sale.

The Christchurch wool market bounced back after a month of lower prices.

Prime ewes up $3-$5

Prices remained firm for prime lambs.

A good lift of $3-$5 was made for prime ewes at Christchurch livestock sales.

Demand gels for prime lambs

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Prime lambs hold their value at Coalgate livestock sales.

Best prime lambs reach $129

Better prime lambs typically made $118 to $125.

Prime lamb prices reached a high point of $129 in Christchurch livestock sales.

Prime lambs down $2 to $3

Prime lambs could not match the values of the previous week at the Coalgate sale.

The prime lamb market retreated slightly at Coalgate livestock sales.

Powder keg hits Fonterra partner

Beingmate chairman Wang Zhentai, Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings, Prime Minister John Key and Song Kungang, chairman of the ...

Milk tampering has hit the financial fortunes of Fonterra's investment partner Beingmate.

No winners in trade war

Alliance Group and Chinese company Grand Farm are working together to increase new red meat products going into the ...

Insiders say a trade war could be devastating to New Zealand exporters.

Growing a down-to-earth business

Stephen Morris of Heatherdale Orchards at the Nelson Saturday Market.

One of the characters at the Nelson Saturday market is fruit and veges man Stephen Morris.

Europe tests wool market

Building stocks in China and Europe's Brexit played their part in a slower wool market.

European uncertainty and high Chinese inventories played their part in a lower wool market in Christchurch.

A farmer's many dependents

Feel boxed in? Keep breathing under pressure, says Pita Alexander.

Farmers have to rise to the pressure that is on them to perform, says Pita Alexander.

Top prime lambs at $120 to $125

Prime and store lambs had a stable market.

The prime lamb market was unchanged with better lambs making more than $120 at Christchurch.

Price lift for medium prime ewes

The sheep pens had a good sale with medium prime ewes making another $3-$5.

Prime ewes had a good sale with medium ewes making an extra $3-$5 at Coalgate.

Indonesia trade stalls

Indonesia has the potential to be a much bigger trade partner for New Zealand.

NZ aims to boost trade with Indonesia, a lucrative market where products struggle for access.

Store lamb prices rise

Store lamb prices go up $3 to $5 a head.

The store lamb market had a good rise at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime ewes up $3 to $5

The livestock market lost no ground overall and increased for ewes and cattle.

Prime ewe and cattle prices increased at Christchurch sales.

Think Landcorp, think venison?

Landcorp is New Zealand's largest deer farmer. Eweburn Station, backing on to Lake Te Anau.

State-owned farmer launches its own brand developed with the help of chefs, available only through home delivery.

Brexit felt in wool auction rooms

Crossbred wool prices dipped while mid micron types held their ground at the Christchurch sale.

Crossbred wool prices dipped partly because of European unrest from Brexit.

Dog sale a farmer magnet

Sheepdogs and shepherds have a place in the high country.

Canterbury working dog sale is set to attract farmers from far and wide.

Top store lambs make $95

Store lambs managed to hold their value at Coalgate.

Store lambs managed to hold their value at Coalgate livestock sales

Lamb pens lift as much as $5 a head

The prime lamb market changed little from last week.

The store lamb market rose $5 a head at Christchurch livestock sales.

Sheep milk gelato goes global

Landcorp and marketer SLC have about 3000 milking ewes on a farm near Taupo.

Two New Zealand companies made the finals of the World Dairy Innovation Awards  although neither managed to come away with a first prize.

Prime ewe values lift $3-$5 a head

Prime lambs rose slightly with the best lambs making $120-$127, while the ewe pens gained $3-$5 a head.

Prime ewe market lifts in small yarding at Christchurch livestock sales.

Prime ewes lift $2 to $3

Prime ewes were the best performers with a $2-$3 lift at Coalgate sales.

Prime ewes were the best performers with a $2-$3 lift at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

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