Top prime ewes reach $151

Prime ewes were in demand at Coalgate sales.

The bidding stopped at $151 for seven prime ewes at Coalgate.

SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

Good genes tops good looks for bulls

An angus bull at this year's evaluation unit. Forbes and Angus Cameron have  a bull at the unit.

Choosing a bull is It is more about their genes than their good looks.

A farming example for others to follow

Charlie and Helen Lea's hereford stud cattle enjoy the shade provided by the numerous trees planted on their farm.

Charlie and Helen Lea are about 8-10 years ahead of where most drystock farmers are in preparing for the Healthy Rivers Plan Change.

NZ sheep genetics into Australia barred

Suffolk breeders wanting to export genetics to Australia are likely to be affected by an Australian ban.

Government import protocol changes are affecting some NZ farmers.

Murphy and Treat finish in winning fashion

Winners of the Taranaki Centre Championships, from left, Graeme Northcott and Hope, Steve Murphy and Treat, Mark Duffy ...

Whangamomona's Steve Murphy finished the Taranaki dog trials season with a good win.

Unsold wool builds from weak bidding

Wool prices have been progressively heading down with only a few exceptions.

Strong wool farmers hopeful of a market turnaround were left disappointed.

Farmers face big costs in plan change

It is likely farmers will face substantial costs under the current plan change one proposal for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Cost of consent will outweigh cost of monitoring in Healthy Rivers plan, say Waikato farmers.

Perendale stud thrives in new home

19042017-NZF Perendale ewes and lambs at Waikato's Awaroa Perendales stud are genetic weapons in the fight against ...

"The ultimate would be to breed the perfect sheep. Why not? We can give it a try."

Coster hangs up his handpiece at Easter

Rowland Smith in action in the Wairarapa event in April.

Long time competitive shearer Tony Coster of Rakaia has hung up his handpiece.

Environment a family affair

Work has already started poisoning willows in this gully where water flows in winter, with a view to making it the next ...

Caring for the environment is a family affair for the winners of the Canterbury water quality award.

Indian market opens to NZ lamb

Alliance Group lamb is now being served in India thanks to cricket star Stephen Fleming.

Alliance Group lamb is now being served in India thanks to cricket star Stephen Fleming.

NZ farmers feel the love worldwide

James Stewart  Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president says farmers are working hard but are frustrated.

People around the world love New Zealand's food integrity and quality, says James Stewart.

Workshops target women shareholders

Alliance Group livestock and shareholder services general manager Heather Stacy.

Alliance Group rolls of women's workshops.

Diverse farm wins environment award

Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners Peter and Nicola Carver.

Ohangai sheep, beef and dairy farmers Peter and Nicola Carver have won the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Cave farm both profitable and environmental

South Island farmer director Bill Wright runs sheep, bulls and dairy grazers on his farm near Cave, South Canterbury.

South Canterbury farmer Bill Wright has increased the efficiency of his farm and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Employment breaches shake up shearing

Shearing contractors were investigated after breaches in employment rules.

Shearing contractors have been changing the way they run their businesses after employment law breaches.

Station successfully combines farm and tourism

Hamish Guild looks on as Glen Peddie auction the weaners

HIgh Peak Station finds a unique balance between farming and tourism

FE on rise even with rain and cool

Facial eczema spore counts have risen.  This cow is showing extreme clinical facial eczema  impacts.


Facial eczema spores on rise in spite of rain and cool temperatures.

Breeding the ultimate sheep

Allan Richardson inspects some of his ultimate rams.

Allan Richardson has plans to breed the ultimate sheep, both a low input and high performing animal.

Building on the work of their forbears

Stonyhurst runs 10,000 halfbred sheep and nearly 40 per cent of the farm's sheep income comes from wool.

Canterbury farm environment award winners say they're building on the achievements of previous generations on the family property. Tony Benny reports.

Farmers jubilant over rain at last

Lynda Murchison, president of North Canterbury Federated Farmers says everyone got a "good dollop" of rain.

After three years of drought struggles, North Canterbury farmers are relieved to see rain fall.

Large on-farm livestock sales in Canterbury

High Peak Station weaners awaiting sale.

PGG Wrightson Livestock auctioneer Glenn Peddie made the calls at two large stock sales in Canterbury.

Mud no match for Murphy

Whangamomona's Steve Murphy, with his dog Treat, shuts the gate to take out third place in the short head and yard event ...

Dodging mud and puddles, Whangamomona's Steve Murphy picked up three placings at the Waihi-Waitara Collie Club's annual trial.

Irish study NZ food innovations

Irish delegates from Bord Bia and meat industry groups at Alliance Group's Lorneville Plant.

Irish visitors are delving into New Zealand innovations to extra more value from food processing.

Quake generosity extends to Japan

Damage on a farm caused by the Kekerengu fault.

Faith in the human spirit has been restored after generous donations to quake and drought hit farmers.

Agri-leaders lovin' that disruption

Allbirds co-founder Tim Wilson is a part of market disruption.

Market upheaval is being embraced by New Zealand's top agricultural leaders.

Glenham farmers win environment award

Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners David, Alanna and Julie Clarke.

Glenham farmers David, Alanna and Julie Clarke have won the Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Lamb eating myths smashed by report

A report reveals many key lamb traits do not impact eating quality.

Sheep traits long thought to make lamb tasty have no consistent impact on eating quality.

Saturated paddocks infuriate farmers

Federated Farmers meat & fibre chairman Richard Morrison, left, inspects his wet farm near Marton with James Stewart.

Sodden paddocks leading up to winter are irritating Manawatu and Rangitikei farmers.

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