North Canterbury farmers are wary a good lambing spell of fine weather may only be a temporary reprieve from drought.
Forget cows, sheep could be the next big thing for the dairy industry.
Sheep farmers in South Canterbury are happy with how lambing has progressed this spring, on the back of an unseasonably long, cold winter.
WITH forecasts of a drop in production of both beef and lamb this season, meat exporters are predicting a quiet start to sales on international markets and little improvement until later in the season.
SELLING the right rams to the right farms is important to Simon and Fiona Prouting so they host their own on-farm auction.
Educating fashion-savvy Japanese salespeople about New Zealand merino wool is paying off.
A veteran Fairlie shearer has led a winning New Zealand pair in a trans-Tasman shearing contest.
The high costs around improving the region's waterways was designed to scare people into maintaining the status quo, Angus Robson says.
AgResearch has confirmed 83 jobs across the country may go in a nationwide restructure proposal.
Velvet, venison, lamb and beef are all on the menu for a fifth-generation farmer in Central Hawke's Bay. Kate Taylor got a taste of diversification.
Creep grazing is an inexpensive and simple way to get better weight gain on lambs, especially twins.
Romney ewes have gone missing from the Waiareka Saleyards in Oamaru.
Merino wool prices improved 2 per cent to 3 per cent at the Melbourne sale this week.
Fears that dogs being walked near Marlborough vineyards ups the chance of spreading sheep measles.
A Manawatu family is focused on passing on their farm to a seventh generation in perfect condition, they tell Barbara Gillham.
AntaraAg is looking to expand its business, following Invercargill company Blue River Dairy's approval for CNCA accreditation.
One lamb, two lambs, three lambs, more ...
Massey University's International Sheep Research Centre has the top tips for lambing after a hard winter to get the most out of a flock.
Not all sheep dog trials are created equal say organisers of a unique event in the Waikato next week where competitors are introduced to dog trials the way the rest of the world does them.
Beef might be riding high, but the outlook for lamb prices is more pessimistic.
Shearer of a very woolly Aussie sheep believes he's smashed Big Ben's world record fleece but Kiwis aren't so sure.
Tough south Wairarapa climate helps Richard Warren breed some of the best sheep in the country.
Taranaki couple have barely started cleaning up their farm damaged in the June floods because the sodden ground is still hindering repairs.
Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock
Warm, dry weather conditions in Marlborough may be slowing grass growth but it is helping lambing on farms around the region, say farmers.
Farmer sentenced on animal cruelty charges after dozens of sheep died on his South Otago farm.
OPINION: Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully seems to be treating public money as his own petty cash.
Hawke’s Bay farmer now views his life in two parts – before and after a horrific farm bike accident.
Dion Kilmister and Ali Scott describe their charollais sheep as meat machines and believe they are the breed of the future.