Alliance boss says a personal milestone and the brighter outlook for red meat make now a good time to move on.
Our woolly companions have given birth to a hot new Kiwi export, endorsed by Hollywood superstars such as Reese Witherspoon.
Britain's National Farmers Union should stop bleating about cheap NZ lamb and focus on boosting lamb consumption, Federated Farmers says.
Rick Powdrell sees a tough three years in front of him as the new Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairman.
Enthusiastic environmental planning doesn't slow intensive programme of sustainable development on 1436ha in east Otago.
The planets are lining up for red-meat farmers to put decades of low profits and lack of reinvestment behind them.
Dairy farmer confidence has ebbed while meat and fibre farmers remain positive
Prices for coarse wool have bounced back, rising 11 per cent higher in the past three months.
ANZ agri chief says China could one day bypass the United Kingdom as the largest market for NZ lamb.
OPINION: The wool levy vote in September is the opportunity for a fresh start for the industry.
Red meat receiving electrical stimulation in an experiment to increase tenderness.
Wool producers are "shocked and appalled" by graphic footage allegedly showing Australian shearers beating, kicking and stomping on sheep.
A Te Kuiti farmer will travel to France to represent New Zealand in the World Young Shepherds Challenge.
Police issue warning to farmers after two sheep mass killings involving firearms. | Vet charged over pet sheep's treatment
Far from the farm, an Auckland hearing deliberates on the plight of a now-dead pregnant ewe.
At least 15 sheep have been killed on another North Otago farm, just days after close to 200 sheep were killed on a nearby property.
NZ's $160m sheep intestine trade with China is in a mystery temporary halt as officials work through access issues.
A community is uniting to support a family after the brutal slaying of nearly 200 sheep.
The motive behind the slaughter of close to 200 sheep on a North Otago farm remains a mystery.
Some farmers are turning to an ancient breed of guard dog to protect their stock from the growing threat of rustling.
Sheep and beef farmers have to stop viewing the dairy industry as competition, a meat industry leader says.
A North Otago farmer is still coming to terms with the slaughter of close to 200 sheep on his farm.
Electricity prices increased almost 5 per cent on sheep and beef farms in the past 12 months.
A farmer was shocked to find dead sheep strewn across a paddock on his North Otago farm.
An investigation has been launched into how scores of ewes drowned in flooding.
NZ stands to gain a multimillion-dollar return from the sheep genome.
Ewes theft left owner feeling 'sick'
Sheep rustlers left a property owner emotionally scarred and thousands of dollars poorer.
Wool made a unique appearance at Fieldays this year in the form of a running shoe.
Southland couples heading to Europe on a farming exchange they hope will help improve their farming practices.
Cash couldn't care less about trophies, instead he would much rather be chasing sheep.
Peter and Carole Bee are on to a winning formula with their coopworth-texel hoggets.
It's taken Kaituna dog triallist Peter Kidd 45 years to win his first national title, and it's been worth every minute of the wait.
Kaiapoi businessman convicted after SPCA officers were forced to euthanase 77 of his sheep.
Earnscleugh fruit grower Wayne McIntosh is passionate about growing top quality fruit and marketing it for the greatest possible return.
While some drystock farmers are still struggling, things are looking good for dairy farmers.
Nicky Thompson is living proof of an ever-changing farming community.
Fairlie resident Steve Kerr, brings a lot of experience to the dog trial competitive arena.
As more young people leave rural areas for the bright lights, some sheep and beef farmers are wondering who will take over the farm.
India could provide significant opportunities for the Alliance Group's farmer suppliers.
Mauling an 'unfortunate accident'
Owner of two pitbull terriers that attacked a flock of 80 sheep killing half of them, has been ordered to pay reparation.
A sheep and beef farm that can compete with dairy for return on investment - now, there's a rare beast.
Retired Massey University horticulture lecturer says meat will come from the laboratory in future, putting NZ's grazing systems at risk.
Seasoned competitors and first-timers are in a strong Taranaki line-up for the NZ Sheep Dog Trial champs.
Purebred texel sheep being strongly challenged by the faster growing suftex, a suffolk-texel cross.
The owner of two pitbulls who fatally ripped the throats of 38 sheep is to have his day in court.
Sheep farmers are being asked to vote in favour of a referendum to reintroduce a wool levy that would fund $4.6 million of industry good activities each year.
Hundreds of sheep in NSW die after eating a poisonous plant and bashing their heads open "like heroin addicts".
A Hawke's Bay farmer guilty of multiple charges of cruelty to sheep has been fined $7000.
Efforts by a Wairarapa couple to farm within the environment are paying off.
An Invercargill man has been left with 37 dead sheep after they were attacked by dogs.