More farmers are body condition scoring ewes, as they see there is money to be made.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease.
Dairy sheep will be up for auction in Carterton next month, in a Kiwi first.
Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.
Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.
Months ahead of schedule, some herds are already sporting warmer winter coats.
"Dog trialing can be a great leveller."
The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".
New Zealand lamb is now behind Australia in terms of production, size and marketing.
Taranaki competitors made a clean sweep at opening events on their dog trials calendar.
Hawke's Bay shearing champion Rowland Smith wins 100th open-class title.
A "poor" turnout to the Southern Shears held in Gore on Friday and Saturday.
World Champions Henare and Kirkpatrick are competing in Gore this weekend.
The call is out for capital to get the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme off the ground.
Identify environmental hot spots such as stock yards, offal holes and silage stacks, says Alan Campbell.
Fire comms break down - farmer Greg Graham discovered his home still stands on Facebook.
Ouch. Some of those anti-farming pokes are painful.
Nero head chef and lamb ambassador Scott Kennedy talks all things lamb.
Sheep are cool, but sometimes evolution is just not on their side.
They're skilled fencers, ready to help. They just have to do another health and safety induction.
World shearing champs highlight the problem of an older workforce.
The Broken Bat Trophy will be contested again, despite ban on cattle and crops.
With the prime lamb and mint lamb competitions under his belt, Gore farmer Peter Morris has his eyes on the Glammies.
The Canadian machine shearing team is a close-knit unit - unsurprisingly as they are brothers.
Well-heeled Americans about to feel plush New Zealand wool on their feet.
If he could live his life over, Taranaki builder Ken Sandford would farm on a much larger scale.
The 77-metre world record for egg throwing could be scrambled at the Rural Games.
Rural advisers wanted, but must have stickability.
Aerial top dressing pilots in North Canterbury are battling strong nor'west winds.
Chilean needle grass costs farmers $100-$200 per hectare in lost production