Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

Cows are moved, near Rakaia.

The Otago Regional Council has been ticked off for using the term 'Gypsy Day'.

Farmers fined for calf abuse

Wayne Lyall Henry, 47, and Norman Arthur Baker, 71, were sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on Thursday in ...

One calf was dragged by its hind leg, others were left to die without water or shelter.

Cracker kiwifruit season for Zespri

Gold kiwifruit sales increased from 32.6 million trays in 2015/16 to 48.5 million trays.

Last year's kiwifruit season outperformed every year to date, with high value and volume.

Fisheries and biosecurity top ups

Critics have argued there has not been sufficient oversight of fisheries.

The Government has responded to public criticism of fisheries management with new funding.

Winning formula for winning farmers

The 2017 Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmers of the Year Paul and Marie Renton on Glenmore at Mangatahi, west of Hastings.

Attention to detail was one of the repeated aspects of Paul and Marie Renton's winning farming business west of Hastings.

Grape marc's 'complete solution'

Leachate runoff and ponding from grape marc dump sites in Marlborough. (File photo)

This could be a turning point in how the wine industry deals with its waste.

Harbours the focus of environmental funding

Rodney Local Board allocates $290,000 of it's $310,000 community environmental funding budget for fencing and riparian planting.

Alliance to invest in Pukeuri plant

Alliance Group will invest $2million to improve health and safety at its Pukeuri plant.

Alliance Group has announced a $2 million investment for its Pukeuri plant, near Oamaru.

Te Mania wins again at Beef Expo

Will Wilding, right, and judge John Jackson at the 2017 Beef Expo. Te Mania bull
Litigation 14389, was the champion ...

Te Mania has once again made its mark at the Beef Expo.

Farmer weathers drought to make final

The objective of the competition is to select the flock replacements that are likely to be more productive and ...

Two Canterbury farmers have made it into the final of a national ewe hogget competition

English leicester still has what it takes

David Bennett with his english leicester ewes. The breed has been in New Zealand for more than 150 years.

The english leicester sheep breed is on the decline in New Zealand, but still has a fan base.

Coalgate lambs rise $1-$2

Prime lambs rose in price in a medium yarding at Coalgate.

Across the weight grades prime lambs increased $1-$2 at Coalgate livestock sales.

Ewes prices rise $3-$5

Prime ewes had a good sale.

Ewes increased in value by $3-$5 at Christchurch livestock sales

A Guy who worked for the community

Malcolm Guy at a Federated Farmers annual meeting at Orlando Country near Marton.

Malcolm Guy, who was a regional councillor, a longtime member of Federated Farmers, and a Levin dairy farmer dies

Family farm changes with times over 154 years

Anne and Paul Jarman on the farm at Essendon, near Darfield in Canterbury.

In their 154 years on the same Canterbury land, Paul Jarman's family has lived through enormous change in farming, from wheat to lamb and now dairy farming.

Supplements increase total profit

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

Farmers ''distressed'' about Water and Land Plan

Dairy farmers Suzanne and Maurice Hanning of Grove Bush, near Invercargill, speak to their submissions at the proposed ...

"If a farmer has a clean track record why should they continually be inspected and billed the same as a farmer who continually chooses to break the rules."

Dairy farmers' smiles return

Since last year's low final price of $3.90, dairy income will soar by $4.2 billion once this season's final payout has ...

Loan payments, repairs and infrastructure are priorities for dairy farmers in the wake of better prices.

Waikato farmers create health and safety app

Horsham Downs dairy farmers Megan Owen Jason Ham have created the Orange Cross app to try and simplify health and safety ...

Orange Cross is a new app designed to make it easier to achieve compliance around heath and safety.

Innovation awards win boosts business

Ursula and Mark Haywood say their company has grown in profile thanks to winning the IP and Commercialisation Award at ...

 Cambridge-based company, Antahi Innovations, has gone from strength to strength after winning an innovations award.

Farming at the touch of a button

Revolution Dairies director David Johnston with one of his Lely A4 robots while it milks a cow on the Wreys Bush farm.

A smartphone can control the day-to-day running on a dairy farm.

Big changes for Century farm

Waikato Century Farm award winners Alan (left) Les and Gwen Syme.

Change is the only constant when you're farming and a Tirau, Waikato dairy farming family has seen more than most.

Dairy women get udderly up-to-date

Deosan staff Kerry Ring and Aimee Robinson demonstrate effective teat spraying.

Udderly devastating effects from antimicrobial resistance.

Council and Fed' Farmers clash over funding

Mayor Don Cameron talks to a meeting of Ruapehu-Wanganui Federated Farmers.

President for the Ruapehu-Wanganui Federated Farmers accused staff and councillors of having a personal interest after the Ruapehu District Council approved annual plan funding to boost tourism.

Mixed bag for meat and arable farmers

Lamb prices have surprised this year, while a forecast price rise in wool failed to eventuate.

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

Central Otago growers blossom

Roxburgh fruit grower Jack Gilchrist shows his pruning skills in the Central Otago Young Fruit Growers Competition last year.

 Young growers are gearing up for a Central Otago competition.

Farmers back in black

The dairy giant lifted its forecast by 15 cents.

Fonterra lifts its forecast milk price when most had expected a cautious opening payout.

Oil and gas drilling under farms

Fracking - oil exploration/hydraulic fracturing site at Ngapaeruru Road, near Dannevirke.

Drilling under farms for oil and gas - can the Government do that?

Surplus dairy cows attract big bids

The $2900 cow from the Matai Farms on-farm sale.

Surplus dairy cows sell well in Southland auction.

Dunedin company celebrates 150 years

Henry Harraway's great-granddaughters Carol Ball and Dorothy Duffy at Harraway's 150th celebrations in Auckland.

Harraways is celebrating 150 years of oats.

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