Farmer Geoff Wallace knew he'd been frank in the job ad - but he had good reason not to want sloppy staff.
Waikato farmers are pleased with the willingness of councillors to listen to their concerns.
Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Awards.
Artificial intelligence is already on farms and will only increase.
Marlborough had one of the smallest dairy herds in the country with 56 farms containing 21,000 cows.
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A wet summer is putting pressure on even once a day dairy farmers.
Premium prices may appeal but a move to winter milking requires serious thought, experts say.
A new generation is stamping its mark on a sharemilking competition about to mark a major milestone.
An odd combination of farmers and technical people work together to solve on-farm problems.
NZ alpaca breeder Nic Cooper's been in the business for 28 years, and is now sending his animals to France.
A hill country field day gave isolated farmers an opportunity to network and learn.
After 10 years, chief Glammies judge Graham Hawkes is still searching for the tastiest lamb.
Andrew Morrison writes about the important role of sheep and beef farmers.
A small drop in income is on the cards for contractors when the Saturday rural post is dropped.
Fed up with workers mucking about, Geoff Wallace decided to take a forthright approach to hiring new staff.
Pig pen that starred in Mike King's animal welfare expose has gone up in flames, alarming neighbours.
Farmer "sickened" to find four dead calves with suspected gunshot wounds.
More farmers are body condition scoring ewes, as they see there is money to be made.
The scent of many blooms competed with hundreds of crafts for the attention of visitors at a hort show,
Manawatu hort show includes sand saucers, cakes and flowers.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease.
Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.
The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?
The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.
A parasitic wasp may be unleashed on a potentially devastating insect.
The Feilding developers of a cross slot drill have teamed up with Carrfields.
An agriculture scholarship will help Shaun Rowe pursue his dream of farm ownership.
D-Max cleans up but keeps big-capacity engine.
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