Farmer: 'I don't want roast beef' video

Farmer Geoff Wallace has been shocked by reactions to his frank advert seeking staff.

Farmer Geoff Wallace knew he'd been frank in the job ad - but he had good reason not to want sloppy staff.

Farmers win second look at water plan

There have been 40 submissions received by the Waikato Regional Council on its Healthy Rivers plan change with the ...

Waikato farmers are pleased with the willingness of councillors to listen to their concerns.

Farmers credit environment for win

Jared and Sue Watson credit a switch to once a day milking for re-igniting their passion for dairying.

 Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Awards.

I am a (farmer) robot

More robotics are being introduced at meat plants to increase safety and processing efficiency.

Artificial intelligence is already on farms and will only increase.

Dairy farmers ahead of waterway fencing

Fencing off intensively farmed beef cattle from waterways is included in new government proposals to improve water ...

Marlborough had one of the smallest dairy herds in the country with 56 farms containing 21,000 cows.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask `what do you do out there in the country?''

Wet summer takes toll on dairy farmers

Dairy NZ  runs a once a day milking seminar for southern North Island farmers.  Billy Finnigan, 3, attended the seminar, ...

A wet summer is putting pressure on even once a day dairy farmers.

Winter milking tempts farmers

Dairy cow.

Premium prices may appeal but a move to winter milking requires serious thought, experts say.

Dairy awards attract new generation

Chayce Bailey, 18, is a finalist in the Dairy Trainee of the Year category at the Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards.

A new generation is stamping its mark on a sharemilking competition about to mark a major milestone.

Geek/farmer hackathon success

Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Ranveer Chandra talks about app options with Manawatu farmer James Stewart ...

An odd combination of farmers and technical people work together to solve on-farm problems.

Bon voyage to NZ alpacas

NZ alpacas are going to France.

NZ alpaca breeder Nic Cooper's been in the business for 28 years, and is now sending his animals to France.

Marginal land not worth it

Peter (left) and Niels Hansen, pictured at their Huiroa property, have been conserving and optimising their family farms ...

A hill country field day gave isolated farmers an opportunity to network and learn.

Search for succulent lamb goes on

Graham Hawkes and Sarah Walker judge the 2013 Glammies at the Upper Clutha A&P Show.

After 10 years, chief Glammies judge Graham Hawkes is still searching for the tastiest lamb.

Farming behind the scenes

Supporters at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill earlier this month.

Andrew Morrison writes about the important role of sheep and beef farmers.

Big change for rural posties

Picton rural delivery contractor Dennis Wye will have less mail to deliver on Saturday from April 1.

A small drop in income is on the cards for contractors when the Saturday rural post is dropped.

Farmer's frank job ad

A South Canterbury farmer has posted an unusually frank job advertisement.

Fed up with workers mucking about, Geoff Wallace decided to take a forthright approach to hiring new staff.

Piggery burns to the ground video

The blaze caused alarm among some unaware locals.

Pig pen that starred in Mike King's animal welfare expose has gone up in flames, alarming neighbours.

Calves shot dead on farm

Glenbeigh Farm owner Phillip Pratt says he has never had four calves die in such suspicious circumstances and is ...

Farmer "sickened" to find four dead calves with suspected gunshot wounds.

Body condition scoring ewes a money maker

Perendale ewes for body conditioning at Broadlands Station in Manawatu.

More farmers are body condition scoring ewes, as they see there is money to be made.

Sensory overload at hort show

Judge of cut flowers at the Rongotea Horticultural Society show,  Marlene Gloyn. She takes a look at the rose 'Red flame'

The scent of many blooms competed with hundreds of crafts for the attention of visitors at a hort show,

Best in show

Don Angus, of Rongotea, checks out the cut flowers.

Manawatu hort show includes sand saucers, cakes and flowers.

Hopes high for rabbit virus

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease on behalf of the ...

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease.

Surge in orders for calf pens

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L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Rampant rates anger farmers

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

Wasps to fight stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug has the potential to cause huge damage to NZ horticulture.

A parasitic wasp may be unleashed on a potentially devastating insect.

Carrfields link for no till drill

(from left) Dr John Baker, CEO/Chairman of Baker No-Tillage, Bill Ritchie, General Manager, Baker No-Tillage, Guy ...

The Feilding developers of a cross slot drill have teamed up with Carrfields.

Ex-head boy on farming path

An agriculture scholarship will help former Stratford High School head boy Shaun Rowe meet the costs of study at Massey ...

An agriculture scholarship will help Shaun Rowe pursue his dream of farm ownership.

Max capacity for Isuzu's new ute

Facelifted D-Max has a new nose. But the big change is under the bonnet, with a cleaner and gruntier 3.0-litre engine.

D-Max cleans up but keeps big-capacity engine.

Customer not always getting rights

Half of New Zealanders have been let down by something they've bought recently.

OPINION: Not all retailers are good at honouring their Consumer Guarantees Act obligations.

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