Dairy prices begin recovery

After three consecutive falls, dairy prices have begun their recovery.

Dairy prices rose 3.6 per cent at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.

Farmer's emotional response to calf abuse video

Waikato farmer responds to footage showing calf abuse

Farmer's heartfelt response to footage showing abuse to newborn calves rakes in thousands of views.

Down Cow employee sacked

Two Waikato firms have been implicated in undercover video footage released by the Farmwatch organisation in the ill treatment of bobby calves.

Managing director Sheryl Cleaver said the employee filmed abusing calves at the slaughterhouse was no longer with the company.

Water use project to cost $636,000

The Opihi River is in the catchment zone for a publicly-funded water resources model.

The Irrigation Acceleration fund and Environment Canterbury (ECan) are spending $636,000 on a water use model for South Canterbury.

Research into Wairarapa irrigation scheme

The Wairarapa valley from the summit of Mt Dick. A new water storage scheme might irrigate 30,000 hectares.

A new wave of studies is being carried out on Wairarapa's irrigation proposal.

Whitebaiters head home happy

Whitebaiter Denise Guckert at the Wairau Diversion, near Blenheim.

"We have had reports of one person catching 250 kilograms in a single session."

Seaweed feeds wine industry

Marlborough marine farmer Mick Norton has turned kelp waste into a popular plant food.

A Marlborough man has produced plant feed for vineyards using giant kelp.

Lamb numbers down this spring

Lamb numbers have been hit by poor growing conditions of recent seasons.

Difficult weather has affected this spring's lamb tally.

Technology catches farm thieves

Livestock thefts in the Far North come in spates, particularly around spring time.

New technology is making it easier for police to track down farm equipment theft.

Tainted berries: Q and (Hep) A

All frozen berry products imported into New Zealand are at risk.

All frozen berries imported to NZ could potentially spread Hepatitis A. What do you need to know?

Most dairy farmers compliant with animal welfare codes

Wairau Valley dairy farmer Evan White

Farmer points to pet food factory and transport company staff for ill treatment of animals.

Key in Paris: $20m fix for farmers video

New Zealand's emissions were "small on a global scale" but the country was still determined to make a "strong contribution", Key said.

PM makes agriculture emissions pledge as he addresses global climate conference.

Orchardist's bold return to region's horticulture history

Marlborough stonefruit orchardist Jenny Saggers, of Northridge Orchards,  wants to supply tree ripened fruit to the public

A Marlborough couple have gone back to the region's past to grow stonefruit among the grape vines.

Cornwall Park’s 100-year plan revealed

Park director Michael Ayrton says the Cornwall Park Trust Board decided to start forward planning in 2012.

Landscape architects have unveiled a master plan for Auckland's Cornwall Park.

Calves 'left like rubbish'

A hidden camera investigation has uncovered animal abuse within the dairy industry.

Waikato dairy farmers disgusted at footage showing people carrying out cruel, violent abuse to newborn male calves.

Fieldays boss moves on

Jon Calder will be moving on to Tompkins Wake from his role as Fieldays chief executive.

Fieldays chief executive Jon Calder has resigned and will take up another chief executive role in the Waikato.

Fonterra sign Aussie deal

Fonterra's Darnum site in Victoria, where it will manufacture infant formula for Bellamy's Australia.

Fonterra to manufacture infant formula for organic company Bellamy's

Young auctioneer calls it right

Young auctioneer winner George Mannering was presented with his prizes by  Canterbury A&P Association president Nicky Hutchinson.

PGG Wrightson auctioneer George Mannering took out the top spot in the Heartland Bank Young Auctioneers Competition recently at the Canterbury A&P Show.

Honey looks sweet for farmers

Manuka honey dripping off the comb offers potential for hill country farmers.

After clearing scrub, ironically farmers are now being asked to plant it again for manuka honey.

A pictorial work on working dogs.

The book's cover.

Book review on working dogs

Prestigious beef award up for grabs

Forbes and Angus Cameron are past winners of the steak of origin with their tasty angus sirloin and have previously won the Golden Lamb Awards, also known as the Glammies.

The most tasty and tender steak contest opens.

Manawatu farmers concerned about health and safety

'Stepping Up Safety' workshop by Dairy Womens Network, (DWN).  The Manawatu farm module which is taken by Natalie Davidson.

Manawatu farmers are concerned about health and safety rules.

Farm sales the same for a few years

A farm on the market.  Numbers have remained the same through the past three years.

Farm sale numbers the same over past three years.

Family farms will keep growing

Richard Brewer, whose daughter is also in the farming industry, hopes his farm will continue to stay in the family for generations to come.

Third generation farmer Richard Brewer and others like him could become agriculture's powerhouses.

Tractor scams dupe farmers

Tractor dealers recommend farmers buy farm machinery locally to avoid being caught out by online scams.

Farmers told to be cautious when buying farm machinery directly from overseas dealers.

Affco workers' future brighter

The court decided the lockout of workers across the North Island earlier this year was illegal.

Feilding meatworkers will head to the plant on their old contractual conditions.

Sheep milking venture proves to be a challenges

Landcorp's new $3.9 million sheep dairy farm near Reporoa.

Landcorp's new sheep milking farm near Reporoa has been a huge learning curve for the Government-owned farmer, but the pay off could be massive.

Eat less meat. Save the planet

Fruit and vegetables are relatively low in greenhouse gas emissions and provide significant health benefits.

OPINION: Our diets are a big source of greenhouse gas emissions. How can we change that?

Farmers unconvinced about water quality decline

Water ecologist Dr Mike Joy says there is undeniable evidence water quality is getting worse.

A quarter of Canterbury dairy farmers agree that water quality is declining, despite evidence to the contrary.

Venison decision pending - SFF

Venison prices have been pegged back by the pesky euro.

Speculation about the future of Silver Fern Farms' venison processing in the Central South Island is premature, the co-operative says.

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