New Tatua CEO

Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company has 113 suppliers.

Tatua's new CEO is a local who grew up just down the road from the co-op's HQ.

Where the wildings are

Wilding Pines on the Mid Dome in Southland, one of the worst affected parts of the country.

Farmers in a rugged pocket of the country have spent millions on a losing battle.

A message to the new Prime Minister

John Key and Waikato Federated Farmers president Chris Lewis talk prior to Key's speech to Waikato farmers.

OPINION: Farmers are grumpy as they head into an election year in 2017.

Cleaning up the Hauraki Gulf

Farmers on the Hauraki Plains will have to adopt good management practices if they are to meet the Sea Change marine ...

Farmer groups will have until the end of next year to put forward guidelines that show how the Hauraki Gulf catchment can be effectively managed.

Chinese pay premium for NZ milk

Fonterra is not the only company making inroads into China with dairy products. The country is proving a fertile ground ...

Fonterra is making a play for health-conscious Chinese consumers with its new line of premium milks.

Clutha mayor blasts Lincoln University over Telford

Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan.

Clutha mayor blasts Lincoln for Telford's "sickening situation"

Back country tales

Over the past three years, Katherine Tozer and husband Peter Tribe have collected stories and photos from rural New ...

A 92-page coffee table book reveals the resilience, bravery and dogged determination of NZ farmers.

Satisfaction in air at Fonterra

Chief executive Theo Spiering speaks to 200 shareholders at the Fonterra annual meeting.

Shareholders seemed satisfied with where the industry is heading at annual meeting at Darfield.

Stream drinking is Russian roulette

Genevieve Toop is a sustainable agriculture campaigner with Greenpeace.

Farmers filming themselves drinking water from their streams are playing a game of Russian roulette.

Grass growth on the up

The grass is growing at the Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Station.

Pasture growth rates are on the rise again at a South Taranaki research farm.

70 hay bales stolen

There was no indication of the method used to take the bales and there appeared to be no witnesses.

They were just sitting in the field, now they're gone. But they're pretty big, so did anyone notice them being pinched?

Rustlers hit farmers

Federated Farmers rural crime portfolio leader Rick Powdrell has himself been a victim of rustlers.

Thieves target farmers but stock thefts are trending down, a Federated Farmers survey shows.

$150 lamb the green solution

Sheep bred by Alastair and John Reeves of Waimai Romney Stud.

Waikato farming family has an unshakeable belief in sheep.

NZ merino outperforms expectations

The merino clip has been almost cleaned out by a rising market.

Confounding expectations, merino wool continued its market climb, thanks to demand for non-mulesing wool.

Fonterra's rosy first quarter

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings addresses the 2016 AGM in Darfield.

Fonterra's AGM has been told revenue is up 5.9 per cent for the first quarter of the year.

Top prime ewes reach $136

Prime ewes sold for as much as $136 at Christchurch sales.

Prime ewes sold for as much as $136 at Christchurch sales.

Ovary scan could lift low calving rates

North Otago veterinarian and specialist beef breeder Neil Sanderson (left) meets with a leading Australian beef breeder ...

Rob Tipa reports on a cow fertility trial that could give a huge boost to agricultural earnings.

Prices up in large ewe sale

Ewe demand has been rising steadily the past few weeks.

Prices lifted $5 a head in the biggest ewe yarding of the season at Coalgate.

G-Pro has off-road go video

Three differential locks and strengthened chassis make the G-Pro virtually unstoppable.

Forgotten that the G-wagen is a heavy-duty off-roader? The G-Professional is here to remind you.

Hello deer, you're rare

Danish White Red deer fawns normally look like these two on the left. Stardust, however, looks completely different.

Rare arrivals at Taranaki wildlife park stun experienced deer farmers with unusual colour pattern.

Fonterra boilover unlikely

Fonterra chairman John Wilson should have a less restless  AGM to chair tomorrow than he did last year.

Last year's fireworks are unlikely to repeat at Fonterra's annual general meeting on Thursday.

Farmer fined for snapping cows' tails

West Coast dairy farmer Warren McNabb has been disqualified from having any involvement with milking cows for six months.

Vet said he had never seen such "systematic and prolonged" abuse.

Finding Japan's sweet spot

Thursday could see temperature records fall.

Fonterra's cashing in on a voracious Japanese appetite for super-rich, premium icecream.

Farming run-off small in estuary

Jacobs River Estuary's main tributaries are the Aparima and Pourakino rivers.

Sediment tracking study finds most run-off is from bank erosion.

Sustainability to enhance, not only protect, environment

Brent Mountfort has fenced off bush and wetlands on his farm near Whakatane.

An environment-enhancing and profitable farming operation can go hand in hand, a Bay of Plenty sheep and beef farmer tells Anne Boswell.

Going nowhere fast in caravan

Kekerengu farmer Duncan Furniss inside his house after the earthquake struck.

With the house and woolshed "rooted", a farming family are now living in a caravan.

Top awards for beef and lamb dishes

The new Beef + Lamb NZ ambassador chefs are, from left: Alistair Forster, Scott Kennedy, Steve Beere, Shaun Clouston, ...

Top restaurants named by Beef + Lamb NZ

Loving that Omega 3 lamb

Balfour farmers Scott and Steven Romes among some of the chicory crop on their farm. They are a part of the Omega Lamb ...

Family has no plans to get rid of sheep after getting involved with a project to get more money for farmers.

Tis the season to make simple food

Louise Giltrap's simple Christmas treats: mini Christmas cakes and chocolate and coconut balls.

As Christmas approaches Louise Giltrap looks back over the year and counts her blessings.

City kids do the dairy maths

Fernworth Primary School pupil David Clark, 8, collects grass for the dry matter challenge.

Primary school students experiencing farming for the first time are also sharpening their maths skills.

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