Wendy Ward recounts a tale of animal friendship.
Although manuka honey has brought many benefits to Taranaki, its rapid growth has caused the odd hiccup too.
Darfield farmer John Shrimpton urges Silver Ferns Farms shareholders to vote against a merger with Shanghai Maling.
Is the health and safety bureaucracy going a bit too far, asks Marc Gascoigne.
The aim of keeping everyone safe from injury and death is a great idea, says Louise Giltrap, but it's easier said than done.
A B+LNZ director reflects on Brexit and Southland Water and Land Plan.
New bobby calf rules are already standard practice on many dairy farms, says Federated Farmers leader
OPINION: The way ahead involves non-seasonal milking, nutrient management and free-stall barns.
South Otago farmer Stephen Jack urges Silver Fern Farms shareholders to vote for the merger with Shanghai Maling.
OPINION: Doug Edmeades reflects on a career of two halves – inside and outside the civil service.
Kirsten Bryant ponders the effect of the Brexit vote.
Kirsten Bryant discusses what Brexit means for the sheep and beef trade in New Zealand.
OPINION: Instead of hailing recycled garments that validate the use of plastic, let's hear it for wool, Jacqui Hahn says.
OPINION: An encounter with heifer 51 during calving has given Lyn Webster a new appreciation of the intelligence of dairy cows.
Louise Giltrap asks why employers get the blame when a staff member does something stupid.
OPINION: There will benefits to Brexit, but they may not be all that obvious.
Sheep farming and breeding maestro Gordon Levet discusses what it means to have the gift of stockmanship.
Briexit's impact on New Zealand trade leaves more questions than answers.
OPINION: NZ economy and environment benefits from keeping cows at peak productivity, Jacqueline Rowarth argues.
Farmers should be proud of the large Fieldays event celebrating the rural sector, says Nathan Guy.
Farming laggards are letting down good farmers, says Save Lake Karapiro president Angus Robson.
OPINION: I employ migrants on my farm; I feel fortunate to do so and would recommend it.
Ike Williams has got a competition idea to get young people into farming.
Farmers need to be aware of tax rules that only apply to the rural sector.
Much could hang on Wednesday's Global Dairy Trade auction.
Flushing low aquifers with river water could improve poor water quality on Mid Canterbury farmland.
Hawke's Bay farmer Simon Beamish says it's time the meat industry cashed in on Northern Hemisphere demand for GM-free food.
Scientist Doug Edmeades has a quibble about the MPI's definition of research funding.
OPINION: Diego, the jersey calf bought by the Starfish Bobby Calf Project is a mascot for the 2 million plus bobby calves who will be killed this year, Lynley Tulloch says.
OPINION: If landowners are expected to protect wetlands, shouldn't they also be compensated?