A Hawke's Bay couple are carefully planning for the time when their four sons take over three farms.
Sheep farmers are feeling optimistic enough to spend strongly on young stock, agent Kevin Rowe says.
Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.
A determined 17-year-old helped to set the prices at this week's Hawarden crossbred sheep sale, as she held her nerve and saw off rival bidders for three pens of romney two-tooths.
Back-country lambs coming off the Canterbury hills are striking a softer market as grazing material for finishing them runs into short supply from the dry spell.
Lamb prices are sinking close to $5 a kg for farmers because of higher-than-normal slaughter rates.
Stacey Te Huia abandons his attempt to break shearing world record.
A high country station's long-term owner reveals why he is passing it over to a lessee.
Where's the sheep's milk on New Zealand supermarket shelves?
New Zealand sheep research is being helped by Massey University's relationships in China.
"It was pretty scary, she was full on," says farmer who saw a wall of smoke approaching his cattle yard.
Evidence of dairying's encroachment in the King Country laid bare at an annual two-tooth ewe fair.
Stacey Te Huia will have to shear more than 721 sheep - each in just 38 seconds - to break current record.
Police encouraging Southland farmers to be more safety conscious following spate of thefts.
There has been an outbreak of scabby mouth disease in lambs.
Hundreds of missing sheep and lambs didn't just disappear under the fence, a Taranaki farmer says.
King Country shearing gang shears 2910 lambs in eight hours to smash world record.
Niwa is predicting conditions are much drier in the Waikato than normal.
The sheep population is at its lowest since WWII meaning fewer shearers and uncertainty over future competitions.
The combs have been sharpened as a trans-Tasman team of shearers prepare to clip their way into the record books.
Maori-owned farm is home to hardy and vigorous sheep and the sacred meeting place of the four winds.
After 11 years in charge of Canterbury high country station Lake Coleridge, manager Byron Kirk can reflect on a job well done.
OPINION: Claims that exotic breeds have saved the sheep industry are exaggerated and widely inaccurate .
Police say the animals packed like "sardines" into a van they stopped this morning.
Dipton farming family celebrate after signing potentially unique deal in NZ with Japanese wool buyer.
A Canterbury ram stud breeder has become a convert to CT scanning after selling a southdown ram for $14,000.
Australian legs of lamb have winged their way across the Tasman in time for Kiwis’ Christmas roasts.
Champion sheep breeder Penni Loffhagen likes what she looks at.
A human ''wolf'' has targeted sheep’s clothing, with 35 wool bales missing from two Akaroa farms.
Claims that exotic breeds have saved the sheep industry are exaggerated.