Alpacas react differently during shearing, from screaming to nonchalant.
The biggest agricultural story of 2017 is one that is unlikely to be written.
Consumer rights don't stop with retail products.
Waikato's Healthy Rivers Plan is to be challenged in court. Doug Edmeades continues his imagining of how the case for farmers will be presented.
OPINION: Selling a trivial amount of our water could make NZ an extremely wealthy nation, Keith Woodford writes.
OPINION: How dairy farmers lost public respect - and what they should do now.
The clock is ticking on farming's many up and down cycles.
OPINION: Federated Farmers is preparing for another issues-packed year for farmers.
Farmers are committed to doing right by the environment, but it does come at a cost.
Clayton Station owner Hamish Orbell feels doing nothing to protect the environment of his property is "unacceptable."
OPINION: Farmers are going out their business despite the flak they receive from the activist lobby.
OPINION: Marc Gascoigne investigates the more outrageous of the milk price claims.
The dairy industry has taken a lot of flak, some of it justified, but how many people have spent any time on a dairy farm?
Louise Giltrap knows from bitter experience that New Year resolutions don't work but this year she's putting herself first.
OPINION: Comparing our farming system with that of northern Afghanistan puts our worries in perspective.
OPINION: The year's begun with more attacks on dairy farming about water quality, but it's not all their fault.
Making the Queen's Honours list should be about more than just doing your job, says farmer Ike Williams.
OPINION: Owl Farm is tracking well as it passes the halfway point for the season.
OPINION: Is the ongoing sacrifice of our, lakes, rivers and landscapes warranted?
OPINION: Within weeks every dog would starve to death. Then a meltdown to shade the Great Depression would hit.
The misfortunes of organic infant formula maker Bellamy's demonstrate that value-add dairy is not an easy game.
Waikato's Healthy Rivers Plan is to be challenged in court. Doug Edmeades imagines how the case for the farmers will be presented.
OPINION: When was the last time you went into a bank? I've been in once in the past two years and I run a small business.
OPINION: Federated Farmers says 1080 is the only way to rid NZ of the pests that spread bovine tuburculosis.
OPINION: Taranaki farmers getting hi-tech in support of waterways
Labelling New Zealand as the next "Detroit of agriculture'' doesn't keep Landcorp's boss awake at night.
Northland dairy farmer Lyn Webster is tired of the never ending list of compliance that comes in agriculture.
World shearing champ David Fagan rates competition the shop window of shearing.
The flocks are much changed, but modern sheep farmers still face the challenges of shepherds of centuries ago.
Farmers are responsible for educating city folk about the industry, Andrew Morrison writes.