Woolley hopes to retain farms

Marlborough dairy farmer Phillip Woolley hoped to retain four farms in a refinancing deal.

Marlborough dairy farmer hopes to retain four farms in a refinancing deal.

Payback from well-treated animals

Professor Temple Grandin talks about animal welfare.

Animals will deliver more meat and milk if treated well, says US animal welfare academic.

Wetland restored by farmers and community

Wyndham dairy farmers David Diprose, Karina and Peter Clement are working with the community to improve the Wyndham ...

A group of Southland dairy farmers are happy to be next to a wetland reserve.

Next GDT auction a red-letter date

A price increase of 10 per cent is needed at next GDT event to support forecast.

Much could hang on Wednesday's Global Dairy Trade auction.

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.

Tending a Taranaki treasure

From left, Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust sanctuary manager Simon Collins, farm manager Tracy Stewart, farmer Murray ...

Up to 14 farmers will eventually be part of a project that will allow native species to thrive.

Farmers urged to recycle

A new machine to bale plastic for recycling has been installed at Riverlea Contractors in Kaponga

Farmers are being asked to think about recycling their plastic.

Attrill is Farmax consultant of the year finalist

Farmax Consultant of the Year finalist Brendan Attrill.

A prominent Taranaki farm consultant and dairy advocate has been named as a finalist in the Farmax Farm Consultant of the Year awards.

Farmwalk

The regular pasture walk at the Taranaki Westpac Agricultural Research Station revealed the soil temperature is ...

Pasture left undamaged by rainfall

Working dogs show off their skills

Anna Hardwick-Smith and dog Spark competed at the 2014 Taranaki Sheep Dog Trial Showring Championships in Hawera.

629636585  Anna Hardwick-Smith with Spark competed at the 2014 Taranaki Sheep Dog Trial Showring Championships in Hawera. PHOTO: CHARLOTTE CURD/FAIRFAX NZ

Consultant brings experience to her role

New Taranaki Farmwise consultant Alicia Riley.

New Taranaki Farmwise consultant Alicia Riley brings a depth of knowledge and experience to her role

Easy cash for winter

Claiming excise duty on petrol used on farms can generate large refunds.

Filing an excise duty claim will generate winter cash.

Promising dairying gases science

AgResearch principal scientist Cecile de Klein with son Ben during a tramp in France.

 AgResearch scientist is confident dairying can grow while controlling and even reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Brexit group for primary sector

"No need to panic" about access for New Zealand products to the EU or Britain, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

NZ ministers and officials have set up a process to safeguard access to European and British markets.

Companies Office turns down NZ First

The latest decision by the Companies Act follows a judgment by the Financial Markets Authority that also rejected a ...

Silver Fern Farms directors did not breach their duties over proposed China deal, the Companies Office finds.

Councillor cleared to vote

Debbie Hewitt has been cleared to vote on the Ruataniwha dam scheme, despite having an ownership interest in land that ...

Councillor who owns land affected by dam project can still vote on it, says auditor-general.

Aquifer recharge flushes poor water quality

Irrigation NZ chief executive Andrew Curtis says the project is an example of where irrigation schemes can use stored or ...

 Flushing low aquifers with river water could improve poor water quality on Mid Canterbury farmland.

NZ GM-free export meat status undersold

New Zealand meat exporters need to cash in on our GM-Free status.

 Hawke's Bay farmer Simon Beamish says it's time the meat industry cashed in on Northern Hemisphere demand for GM-free food.

Stock drive for cancer

Getting behind the "stock drive" are Wairarapa live stock agents (from left) Craig Nelson, Dick Chamberlain, Ray ...

Wairarapa farmers asked to muck in to support Cancer Society.

Fewer sharemilkers looking to buy

Michael and Susie Woodward are 50:50 sharemilkers and Canterbury winners in the dairy awards. Their long term ambition ...

It's served the dairy industry well, but the model faces an uncertain future with ownership becoming harder.

MPI lost in translation on funding

However you look at it, MPI does not fund much research, says Dr Doug Edmeades.

Scientist Doug Edmeades has a quibble about the MPI's definition of research funding.

'Dairying is my life'

Rebecca Keoghan says the dairy industry has always gone in cycles and probably always will but farmers will be stronger ...

Dairy Woman of the Year Rebecca Keoghan recognised for ten years of outstanding contribution to the dairy industry.

Marlborough Sounds pests under bait barrage

A prototype trap being used in the Marlborough Sounds for predator control trials

Pest company creates a "virtual barrier" of bait stations and traps to eradicate predators on conservation land in Marlborough Sounds.

Dairy consultant in award finals

Rural consultant Brent Boyce is among 16 finalists for DairyNZ Dairy Consultant of the Year Award

A Nelson dairy business consultant is in the running for a national award.

Women in farming

Sheep and beef farming women from Marlborough and Nelson were among more than 120 nationally who recently graduated from ...

Farming women from across Marlborough have been left empowered by a course designed especially for them.

Aquaculture 'being left behind'

Marine farmers in the Marlborough Sounds will be charged an annual coastal occupancy charge.

Marine farmers won't pay coastal occupancy charges until "cloud of uncertainty" is lifted over industry.

Water Accord shows our environmental commitment

DairyNZ strategy and investment leader, sustainability.

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Here to Stay

Wilco and Noortje, Hamers first visited New Zealand in 2004 as students.  when they left, they said they would never ...

 

Farmer confidence boost

Farm confidence bounced back strongly in the June quarter, according to a survey by Rabobank.

Dairy payout forecast sees positive farmers outnumber pessimists for first time in 15 months.

Top manager ditches city life

Thomas Chatfield enjoys working with a herd of 510 jersey cows.

 

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