On the Land
One of Australia's top 10 largest land holders, Macquarie Pastoral Funds' Paraway Pastoral, has made a $23 million loss after being hit by revaluations on its northern cattle stations.
GERALD PIDDOCKMaximising stock production while farming in a sustainable manner are complementary goals for Snowdon Station.
Dryland farmers are risking poor spring production if they do not take care of paddocks affected by the recent dry weather, AgResearch senior scientist Tom Fraser says.
Newly elected Canterbury Agricultural & Pastoral Association president Mark Fleming's passion is showing and the family farm.
Mike Logan says the Australian dairy industry lacked the unity needed to mount a convincing public case against Coles when the big supermarket chain slashed its home-brand milk price to $1 a litre just over two years ago.
GERALD PIDDOCKA different approach to high country farming by David and Lisa Anderson has been recognised at the Canterbury Farm Environment Awards.
Creating new opportunities
The southern entries for this year's rural women are a mixed variety from a hairdresser, stall owner and publisher.
From flooding in January to a prolonged dry period, the Southland Federated Farmers boss says it is time to look at water storage options for the future.
The deer industry has just hosted four young German chefs and eight German journalists to New Zealand, to learn more about farmed venison here.
Pressure from banks has been identified as the main cause of stress leading to a number of rural suicides.
Irelands Angus has sold a bull for a whopping $117,500, smashing the breed's Australian auction record.
A $150 million-plus portfolio of Australian agricultural land, including the remaining PrimeAg Australia assets, is being offered to institutional investors just as they start to show greater enthusiasm for the alternative asset class.
New Zealand could miss out on opportunities in the global market if it does not become a more effective innovator, Synlait Farms' chief executive Juliet Maclean says.
A Massey University researcher will travel to the United States to better understand the history of taewa (Maori potato), kumara and Indian corn.
It was the issue every farmer was talking about and the one few red meat industry leaders are willing to tackle head-on.
Northern beef producer and past Chair of MLA Don Heatley, Byrne Valley, Home Hill, believes that growing leuceana is vital to his operation.
The training resources developed by Bruce Ward, the veteran Holistic Management educator who died in September 2012, have been made available free online by his family.
OPINION: Is it fair that I am forced by my electricity supplier to pay two line charges? I pay one line charge for the house, which seems fine, but I also pay another for my bore pump, which is located at the other end of my farm.
A Southland crop farmer is trying to beat his current world record for wheat yield near Gore.
Award-winning Hawke's Bay farmers run a simple farming system and make sure it runs like clockwork. Jon Morgan reports.
A good crowd and a record number of competitors helped the Southern Shears competition in Gore end on a high on Saturday.
Few couples can spend 24 hours a day together.
"It's a bit like when the Stags play in Invercargill. It's a love-hate relationship with the north."
Dipton man Daniel Schwarz has plenty of reasons to get out of bed in the morning.
It's a big shift for Jan Hartmann, 28, from being a sales agent in Germany for one of the biggest steel companies in the world, to shearing in New Zealand.