Robotic sheepdogs may be the way of the future, but Lassie is unlikely to be put out to pasture any time soon, Federated Farmers says.
A woolly Aussie heavyweight claims to have toppled Kiwi sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg record.
Fears of swede poisoning could not only affect milking and calving seasons, but also sheep, say experts.
Matt Porter - he's from away - went to see a few men in Gore about a few dogs.
New Zealand's fragmented wool industry has taken a small step towards consolidation.
Farmers are keeping their gut feelings to themselves as the wool levy vote nudges closer to its result.
Grazing flocks in the abandoned red zone like sending lambs to the slaughter, advocates say.
Well-established composites are the new purebreds according to award-winning sheep breeder Andy Ramsden.
Skier saves stranded sheep
A snowballing sheep will become the stuff of legend for semi-professional skier Pete Oswald.
Sheep may be used to keep the grass down once houses have been cleared from Chch red zone suburbs, govt report says.
Plan for the Primary Wool Co-op to take 5 per cent stake in Wool Equities seen as the first step in a plan to form a Fonterra-like entity for the industry.
Wool farmers have moved a step closer to buying a failed Christchurch yarn mill from receivers.
David Ruddenklau was in on the ground floor of the perendale breed's development in the South Island.
Promising results are starting to emerge from Perendale NZ's national progeny trials on two North and South Island hill country properties.
As a member of the NZ rowing coxed four to the Barcelona Olympics, Guy Melville is no stranger to heavy lifting and team work.
Manawatu couple donate their 418ha farm to a trust for demonstration and training purposes.
Sheep rustlers using dogs and traps continue to target the flock in Auckland's Cornwall Park.
Science has uncovered sheep, not dairy cows, as culprits for some sediment problems in Southland estuaries.
Southland farmers who sell beef and lamb direct to the consumer will feature on TV.
Those Aussies are forever trying to pull the wool over our eyes. But this time, the dags have fallen short.
Researchers are using high technology and maths to work out how sheepdogs herd sheep.
A sheep farmer has a penchant for women's perfumes. But, it's not what you might think.
Steve Wyn-Harris has been honoured for his significant contribution to the sheep industry.
Not content with claiming the pavlova and Phar Lap, the Aussies want the record for the world's woolliest sheep.
David Hamill has a secret weapon when it comes to mothering lambs onto ewes.
Sheep and beef farmers warming their hands in advance of better sheepmeat prices have been warned they might be disappointed.
It was 'so far so good' says breeder
While the lambing season has been good so far, last season's drought has stunted growth.
Highly regarded ram breeder and founder of the kelso breed Roger Marshall has been recognised in the Sheep Industry Awards.
Nathan Stratford thinks it's "pretty cool" to be named a master shearer.
Sheep farmers have a lot to learn from the dairy industry about feeding stock, according to former AgResearch scientist Tom Fraser.
Third generation farmer resists the dairying drive and has found a way to profitably run sheep and cattle in an often harsh environment.
TIM CRONSHAW - Stuff
Farmers know what they want this time around.
Quadruplet lambs were born three weeks after a ewe gave birth to rare triplets nearby.
From 70 million in 1982, sheep numbers have dropped to under the 30-million mark for the first time since the 1930s.
Pregnant ewe caught in a gin trap in Auckland's Cornwall Park and the SPCA is calling on the government to ban the traps.
The New Zealand meat industry could be in for "rock solid" growth in China.
Wool prices and market fundamentals remain sound going into the new wool-selling season, despite a stubbornly high Kiwi dollar.
A translation error has led to the selection of a former Taranaki woman for the World Young Shepherds' Challenge in France.
Pahiatua teacher admits playing part in slaughter and theft of more than $2300 worth of sheep.
Wool farmers are describing a deal to buy a yarn mill as a "significant" industry event to supply the carpet manufacturing industry.
Wool industry has to innovate to survive according to Merino Company/Levana Textiles chief executive Andy Wynne.
Top performers in the sheep industry have been touted as ''rock stars'' at the industry's annual awards.
The farming industry is responding to the threats posed by environmental and animal welfare critics.
"Farmer Army" needed to resolve issues holding the meat industry back according to MIE chairman John McCarthy.
The Chinese firm that bought the Crafar farms has signed a conditional deal for another large block.
Grant Cuff will soon bid a quiet farewell to red-meat processor and exporter Alliance Group.
Aussie expert outlines five top tips for farmers to prevent deaths over the lambing season.
Sheep milk holds out the promise of being a potential money maker for New Zealand farmers, with the bonus of a lower ecological impact.
Wairarapa sheep farmers become pioneers in their field.
Seven people charged with stealing stock, slaughtering them and selling the meat.