Shepherding looms large for diploma student

Marcus Elliot has a bright future in the ag industry thanks to top quality training and education and a strong work ethic.

A Massey diploma student wants to return to the hills as soon as he graduates.

Dickson on leaderboard

Graeme Dickson and his huntaway Bell are competing in the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Championships at Omarama. Dickson ...

Whangamomona's Rachel Dobson and heading dog Rowdy made the leaderboard of the straight hunt at the first call of the championships after 29 contestants had competed on Monday. 

NZ's agri-qualities need championing

New Zealand's products should be the highest value in the world rather than being known as a cheap source for primary ...

 New Zealand has food safety and animal health stories that should be used to boost the values of farming products.

NZ lamb faces offshore competition

The Lamb Company (North America) president Tony Ruffo speaks at the Alliance Group Pure South conference in Queenstown ...

Potential constraints on the future supply of New Zealand lamb are a concern for an American company.

The 'Viagra' of carpet video

Dying for something different? NZ Yarn can oblige with "out there" colours like this bright orange.

NZ company targets high fliers with a carpet that doesn't lose its oomph.

Stock buyer to retire after 45 years

Kerry Lewis is a prime stock buyer for Silver Fern Farms who is retiring after 45 years.

Silver Fern Farms stock buyer Kerry Lewis is close to retiring after 45 years on the job.

Delayed TB operation in Kaweka Range

OSPRI is delaying aerial TB control in the central North Island,after talking to deer hunters. It says possums are the ...

Delay in OSPRI's programme in the central North Island.

Joint venture opens doors offshore

Newhaven Perendales' founder David Ruddenklau, left, with Australian joint venture partners Trudy and Tony Boyer, of ...

Newhaven Perendales is stretching the boundaries of the traditional family-run farm.

Chilled meat to enter China slowly

Shanghai Maling head of investment Henry Wu talks to a group of Silver Ferns Farms farmer shareholders.

Chilled meat exports to China won't happen overnight.

Farm profits help students

Harwood Farm trustee and supervisor Shaun Morgans with farm manager Max Buckendahl.

A hill country farm east of Dannevirke has helped hundreds of young people with their tertiary studies.

Best ewe hoggets in competition

The Hopcrofts winning ewe hoggets and their lambs from the 2015 competition.

The north holds sway over the south at least in numbers for the New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition.

Future-proofed Glenfern Farm

Agribusiness consultant Deane Carson and Waikawa Valley farmer Allan Marshall at Glenfern farm during the Beef+Lamb New ...

Allan and Kathryn Marshall future-proof their farm

The sheep contraceptive lurking in our pastures

Indications of a fertility problem will show up at scanning.

A fungal toxin that suppresses sheep fertility lurks unseen in our pastures.

Sustainable landuse information could help farmers

Farmers at a workshop on optimising their farm business using their Horizons plan.  Farmer Alex Spilman listens about ...

Farmers told they could use existing land information better.

New methane saving device needed

Dr Harry Clark, Director of Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre shows one of the analysis machines used to ...

Agriculture needs a new concept if it to play its part in limiting global warming.

World shearing champs tickets on sale

Shearing Sports New Zealand South Island committee chairman Michael Hogan and event manager Jade Gillies celebrate ...

Tickets to the Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships on sale.

Seeds go from Palmerston North to Norway video

At AgResearch Grasslands, Margot Forde Forage Germplasm Centre, director Kioumars Ghamkhar is taking selected New ...

Palmerston North seeds sent to Norway as a precaution.

Good rain welcomed by farmers but not the cold

Earlier rain hits the Manawatu region after a dry period and has been welcomed by farmers. But it has turned very cold, ...

Farmers have been happy with the rain.

Sales encouraging in Manawatu

Young cattle at the Feilding saleyards.

The market stays strong at Fielding.

A legend in his lifetime

New Zealand champion dog trialist Ginger Anderson, 70, with three dogs he has qualified for the  New Zealand Dog Trials ...

Three-time New Zealand champion dog triallist Ginger Anderson, of Omarama, is a man who understands pedigrees and good breeding, whether he is talking about top trial dogs, fine wool sheep or charolais cattle.

Japanese see sheep for first time

Tony Clarke of Closeburn Station inspects one of his merino ewes with Kento Nagao (Nagao Shji K. K.), Craig Smith (PGG ...

Japanese demand lifts for suits made from high country merino fleece.

Farm for rent, just $2 a year video

Farm for rent in Wales.

For next to nothing you could be the proud overlord of rolling hills and a load of sheep - but there's a catch.

Wool price ease at North Island sale

Shearers hard at work in Manawatu.

Wool prices eased at the North Island sale.

Magnificent views in autumn muster

A lone shepherd on the autumn muster at Mt Arrowsmith against a backdrop of scree slopes.

Mustering is still done the traditional way - on foot - at this Canterbury high country farm.

Issues facing Marlborough farmers

Marlborough farmers experienced a long dry summer but timely rain helped to ease pressure on stock and crops.

Water issues and pest management strategies are a major concern for farmers in the year ahead.

Winning the facial eczema battle

Kate Broadbent is committed to improving the odds for New Zealand sheep farmers against natural hazards.

A livewire coopworth breeder is making her mark in the fight against facial eczema.

Southland's future in farmers' hands

Federated Farmers Southland president Allan Baird.

Primary industries production remains crucial in Southland's future.

Central Otago family on farm 152 years

Karen Glassford is a trust member of the Drybread Cemetery which is surrounded by the family farm.

The Glassfords and Sinnamons will take some beating when 34 farming families line up for the Century Farm and Station Awards.

Murphy chased three titles

Whangamomona's Steve Murphy and heading dog Kei were fourth in both the long head and short head and yard at the North ...


Rainfall brings heavier lambs

Many of the spring lambs have been sent down the road at good weights.

Dipton farmer Jared Collie has sent away more lambs at heavier weights and earlier than normal.

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