One of Australia's biggest egg produces has been fined over NZ$300,000 for falsely passing off product as free range.
Farmer confidence is shaky because of plunging dairy prices.
Prices are up at most of the on-farm bulls sales occurring around the Waikato.
Federated Farmers describe National's election victory as a mandate for reform of the Resource Management Act.
'This is quite a serious situation'
Farmers and the wider agricultural industry are bracing for another deep cut to this season's dairy forecast.
Milk products manufacturer Synlait Milk is ramping up its export channels into China.
Farming couple says poachers travelling hundreds of kilometres to illegally hunt on farms in central North Island.
A ''concertina-ing'' of prelamb shearing is putting pressure on contractors, shearer says.
A farmer believes her family was targeted by a new employee trying to bait them into a summary dismissal.
Dairy prices have stabilised but not enough to prevent Fonterra having to cut its milk price forecast, economists say.
Chairman said the focus during the year had been to deliver promises made to shareholders when the company listed in 2013.
Man yelled for help for 90 minutes before managing to text a friend after getting caught in wheat auger.
New Zealand wine companies are ratcheting up their use of an Australian government rebate.
Kiwi farming couple attending Global Farmer Roundtable that will focus on the challenge of feeding another two billion people.
Farmers are receiving mixed signals about selling the HT swede variety, which has been linked to the illness and deaths of hundreds of cows.
Surveys suggest farmers are not money hungry and lean more toward environmental stewardship than making big profits.
John Penno insists Synlait Milk is not just about his efforts.
Beef steer prices are heading for a record high, while lamb, dairy, and grains prices remain flat.
Robotic sheepdogs may be the way of the future, but Lassie is unlikely to be put out to pasture any time soon, Federated Farmers says.
Takaka farmer appealing ruling that he was unjustified in firing a worker for cruelty to a cow.
Prices eased as more heavy lamb numbers reached the market at livestock sales at Coalgate.
Heavy prime lamb prices eased $4 to $5 a head with other lamb values unchanged at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.
Former Fonterra shareholders' councillor feels betrayed by the co-operative's forecast milk price for last season.
A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.
Southland dairy farmers were kept in the dark about the potential link between HT swedes and the deaths of dairy cows.
Manuka plantations could restore eroding hills and provide revenue.
Two new research projects promising to produce healthier food and boost exports have been granted funding.
Vim Reekers is fed up at the poor service graziers are providing dairy farmers.
Indonesian dairy farmers are learning about cow health in their four weeks in New Zealand.
Bruce and Pip Robinson have a passion and commitment to produce top quality hereford cattle.
Undermining efforts to clean up Waikato River
Dairy conversions are undermining attempts to clean up the Waikato River, says The Green Party.
A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake.
Canterbury's two top businesses hail from the dairy and tourism industries.
Owners of Canterbury station say they were about to sign new deal with local tour operator. l Job losses 'red herring'
PM says Flock Hill's overseas owners must create value for NZ and loss of 16 jobs a 'red herring'.
French food giant has big plans for its NZ infant formula products after buying two Kiwi companies.
A protester had to be helped down from a Dunedin pig farm by the farmer himself this morning.
Dairy prices have stabilised but not enough to stop Fonterra cutting its milk price forecast, economists say.
Yachts arriving in Northland from overseas will face greater biosecurity scrutiny to keep out a devastating pest.
A woolly Aussie heavyweight claims to have toppled Kiwi sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg record.
A diverse range of animals roam the irrigated fields of a South Wairarapa farm.
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The Commerce Commission has released a largely unchanged final report on Fonterra's base milk price calculation for the 2013-14 dairy season.
Keeping stock well fed at three crucial times of the year is an important message from the sheep and beef consultant of the year.
Canterbury farmers may be forced to pay the bulk of a $40 million a year irrigation tax.
Fears of swede poisoning could not only affect milking and calving seasons, but also sheep, say experts.
Rediscovering a memento of her childhood takes Louise Giltrap back to the calf that sparked a dream.
A radically new risk-based approach to dairy farm inspections by the Otago Regional Council has the support of Federated Farmers.
Farmers who produce raw milk say it's good for you, but the jury is still out, say scientists.
Farming study discovers acupuncture, music, sport and recreation rate above primary industry science as subjects among university students.
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