The Mackenzie branch of Federated Farmers is taking a contentious plan change to the High Court for the second time.
Farmers are fearful they will be the mistaken target of poachers, while police are trying to curb the illegal practice.
A trifecta that would make the heart race for any punter looms in the unlikely arena of a ram auction.
One of NZ's biggest and most valuable farms is for sale: The 13,800-hectare Lochinver Station near Taupo.
Milk production fell just 1.6 per cent during the year despite the season being shortened by drought.
© Fairfax NZ NewsPrime lambs with suffolk and poll dorset bloodlines topped the prime lamb market at $131 each at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.
© Fairfax NZ NewsPrime lamb prices eased $2 to $3 at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.
The burn-off of stubble from harvested crops may be little used overseas, but researchers are convinced of its value for Canterbury arable farming.
Fire authorities want farmers to think of their neighbours before they set the first match to 20,000 hectares of crop stubble in Mid-Canterbury next year.
A Taranaki meatworks which installed safety guards just hours after an employee lost the tip of a finger has been found guilty of neglect.
The stench from millions of litres of curdling buttermilk has residents of a small Taranaki community fuming.
Police officer retirement sees police station role change with a focus on helping farmers.
Heavy rain has been a blessing for those working the land but a burden for emergency services across the Waikato region this week.
The development of a 600 hectare vineyard has begun on an historic farm in Marlborough.
Rearing calves in purpose-built facilities is cost-effective for Taranaki’s largest corporate dairy farmer.
Alliance Group has begun transferring beef rendering operations to its new $25m plant in Invercargill.
If you're in the habit of averaging pay out over a season, you're likely to be doing something unlawful.
The burgeoning Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury has led to a rush of applications for water storage dams.
Despite being Chinese-controlled, listed firm PGG Wrightson is not shying away from growth plan that targets South America more than China.
JACQUIE WEBBYAnnual velvet and hard antler competition rated as the biggest competition of its kind in New Zealand.
© Fairfax NZ NewsEcologist Mike Joy is not sure he is making headway with farmers or politicians but the public is more aware of water quality.
Demand for NZ dairy products is likely to translate into record high payout for Fonterra farmers, Westpac says.
Sixteen water schemes are planned that could result in farmers changing their land use and farm policies.
Preparations are well under way for this weekend's Manawatu Royal Show at Manfeild Park in Feilding.
Checks to ensure dairy farms comply with minimum employment rights will include South Canterbury.
Clover, like all plants, is subject to Leibig's famous law: A plant can only grow as fast as the most limiting nutrient. We ignore this at our peril.
NZ Shareholders Assn calls on Chinese-controlled Synlait Milk to appoint independent directors to chair subcommittees.
Synlait Milk says it is on target to achieve growth targets for the 2014 financial year.
Black-grass has not yet been discovered in Mid-Canterbury following three rounds of surveillance after a seed spill from a truck.
A seven-year project that aimed to develop precision fertiliser applications for hill country has begun on a remote station in Western Waikato.
It's a quad bike but not as we expect to see them on NZ farms with tyres that won't go flat after being shot.
A farmer-owned meat industry co-operative with size and scale is the key to lifting sheep farmers' returns.
OPINION: Labour Inspectorate's visit to farms over dairy farming wages is a welcome initiative that provides an opportunity to see where farmers can improve.
A southdown ram selling for $16,000 to an Oxford farmer topped the catalogue at Canterbury's major ram and ewe sale.
The Fonterra Shareholders' Fund has proved to be a success a year after it was launched, its management company says.
Fonterra faces court battle with French dairy giant Danone over botulism scare.
Rocketing dairy export prices push terms of trade to their highest levels in 40 years in the September quarter.
Two of the country's most prominent women-in-farming organisations have new national leaders.
Locator beacon allows farmer to contact emergency services after he was injured in quad bike rolls in Tararua region.
The Crafar farms controversially sold to Chinese investors have lost more than $1 million during the first year under new ownership.
New Zealand fish exports face a European Union ban if caught by South Korean vessels.
Last year, Xibin Chen took more than $140m or 30,000 tonnes of New Zealand meat to China.
The $120 million manuka honey industry is bracing for a critical BBC expose of "counterfeit" products.
OPINION: The top 10 per cent of farm business couples expect problems and try to eat them for breakfast.
OPINION: Banks are the ones most likely to decide which NZ meat co-op survives in an industry that needs reform but can't reach a consensus.
Dairy farmers are losing their low cost advantage to other export competitors in the milk trade.
Thistle-munching beetle to be aimed at hard-to-control Californian thistles on North Canterbury hill country farms.
Meat reform group demands farmers vote at the director elections for the meat processing and exporting co-ops Silver Fern Farms and the Alliance Group.
West Coast dairy co-op makes moves to invest $100m in an infant formula dryer at Hokitika while also looking at expansion in Canterbury.
Dairy leader Willy Leferink is satisfied the Italian family who bought his Rakaia farm for $25.1m have the "right intentions".
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