Alliance Group plans to increase exports to the Middle East after a positive first year.
One of New Zealand's biggest and most valuable farms is up for sale.
One of NZ's biggest and most valuable farms is for sale: The 13,800-hectare Lochinver Station near Taupo.
A trifecta that would make the heart race for any punter looms in the unlikely arena of a ram auction.
A farmer-owned meat industry co-operative with size and scale is the key to lifting sheep farmers' returns.
A southdown ram selling for $16,000 to an Oxford farmer topped the catalogue at Canterbury's major ram and ewe sale.
Last year, Xibin Chen took more than $140m or 30,000 tonnes of New Zealand meat to China.
Taranaki farming personality opens his heart and farm to Kiwi academics and a party of beef farmers from Finland.
A Maori farm trust on the south-western side of Lake Taupo is set to become New Zealand's next cash cow as the North Island's largest sheep milk producer.
Canterbury's major ram and ewe sale is brought forward to open up more sales to commercial farmers.
Chinese delegation gives their first taste of Southland and New Zealand the thumbs-up.
Organic farmer Neville Parkinson wants more farmers to embrace the organic way of life.
Southland lamb is set to be showcased - again - to millions of television viewers in China.
Meat processor and exporter Silver Fern Farms has made a loss after tax of $28.6 million for the year ending September 2013.
Farmers can expect a worst-case scenario of $93 to $96 for an average-sized lamb.
Jim and Ramona Sidey win the Canterbury show all-breeds supreme champion wool animal title again.
Sheep and beef farmers who would like to integrate dairy grazers can make it a win-win arrangement.
Sheep farmers contemplating a levy vote on a new genetics body are warned about wasting their money.
A Havelock man is mourning the loss of two "mates" after dogs worried two sheep to death in Renwick.
Kiwi offer of $35,000 for prize-winning Australian merino sheep was too good to turn down.
Meat processor and exporter turns a $50.8m loss to make a net profit after tax of $5.6m but is not entirely happy with the result.
There could be less sheepmeat on supermarket shelves in the lead-up to Christmas.
Police in England have appealed for help in tracking down thieves who made off with 160 sheep from the village of Wool.
Life in the fish bowl is about to come to an end for Beef+Lamb NZ monitor farmer David Clarke.
Farmers flock to learn from the country's top hogget producers.
Disappointment as a showpiece 12.9 micron bale of hogget merino wool, which took a year to prepare, fails to reach reserve.
Kiwi agriculture scholarship winner sees drones having a big potential in the industry.
Auction discrepancies are threatening New Zealand's reputation as a reliable supplier of wool, according to exporters.
A triplet survival project in Wairarapa holds hope of lifting lamb numbers across the country.
Work opportunities are looking thin on the ground for redundant Shannon fellmongery staff.
Scotland has a few cattle, but mainly sheep. Jill Galloway talked to a highland farmer and went to a country fair in the rugged northern country.
Bidding for an ultra fine bale of merino wool from Central Otago could reach levels unseen for some time at a Christchurch wool auction.
Fellmongery workers who lost their jobs warned they may have to leave Horowhenua to find work.
Eighty-six workers at the Shannon fellmongery are told that the plant will close, taking their jobs with it.
The 86 workers at the Shannon fellmongery have been told that the plant is to close, taking their jobs with it.
Meat Industry Excellence elects new leader as departing members try to break their way into a major co-op board to drive out industry reform.
Overseas demand for our meat has skyrocketed but it comes with a warning about not becoming too reliant on the booming Chinese market.
Recently retired chairman of world's largest sheep meat processor and exporter doesn't see a consolidation of the red meat industry happening anytime soon.
Waipawa's Cam Ferguson has won the open section of the New Zealand Spring Shears in Waimate.
NZ misses out on America's Cup but Kiwi lamb has proved a winner at a pop-restaurant in San Francisco.
Many lambs born during this week's unseasonal snowfall died, but for the most part it's been business as usual for Canterbury hill country farmers.
A sheep-milk cheese maker has had several of his award-winning flock stolen.
There's no time like the present to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
There is no such thing as retiring from dog trials, not in Alister McKenzie's world anyway.
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Australian shearer shuts out the best Kiwi finewool shearers to win the NZ Merino Championships open title for a fourth consecutive time.
New Zealand's new farmer-owned wool sales and marketing company is focusing on the luxury market.
Another large offering of 2500 bales of mainly finer New Zealand merino wool earned better prices than the Australian market at the Melbourne sale this week.
Lambs grazing Aber high-sugar grass grow faster than those grazing standard ryegrass, preliminary results have shown.
A dog has been destroyed and its owner convicted after 58 sheep were mauled to death on a farm near Nelson.
More than 80 jobs are set to go in Horowhenua if a Silver Fern Farms pelt plant is sold.