Colin Lyon hopes someone with the same passion as him will take on his rare Swiss breed of beef cattle to bigger things.
Sheep and beef farmers warming their hands in advance of better sheepmeat prices have been warned they might be disappointed.
Canterbury farmers smarting from falling milk prices are taking some comfort from promising early milk production.
A bumper harvest and new business opportunities help push up first-half profit of the kiwifruit company.
A 2012 farm sale to an overseas buyer still rankles with some farmers who wished to buy the properties themselves.