National Farm

More farmland in foreign hands

Another 3000 hectares of Canterbury dairying land has been approved for foreign ownership or control.

Analysts bullish about beef

Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.

Messy trees block has gone native

Buying a rough block close to the central Canterbury foothills 13 years ago, Roger and Francie Taylor knew a lot of hands-on work would be required to turn it around.

Young bidder gets the job done

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.

Buyers after quality young sheep

Sheep farmers are feeling optimistic enough to spend strongly on young stock, agent Kevin Rowe says.

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