Labour shortages on dairy farms taking a toll video

A recent application for a class border exception for the dairy sector was turned down by the Government. (File photo)

5:00 AM  Dairy farmers struggling to fill 2000 vacancies feel snubbed by the Government after border exception for skilled workers excluded them.

Performance Agronomy is the future of farming

Wholesale Seeds is introducing a new brand - Catalyst Performance Agronomy to meet the growing demand for their more ...

5:00 AM  SPONSORED: Since 2007, Wholesale Seeds have evolved from being a product supplier to building a reputation for exceptional agronomy.

Sheep-killing dog still in pound

Police received reports of sheep being killed on Stratford’s Pembroke Rd around 10.30am on Sunday, May 2. (File photo)

The Stratford District Council is still holding one of the dogs that took part in killing 18 sheep earlier this month.

Stanton Station near Fairlie sold

A lamb sale under way at Stanton Station.

The largest South Canterbury drystock property to come to the market for at least three years has sold.

A2 Milk profit may drop 75% this year video

Covid-19 has shut down the informal daigou market for a2 Milk’s infant formula products into China.

“A2 Milk is taking greater corrective action at the expense of short-term profit,” Forsyth Barr analysts say in a report titled ‘An Udder Downgrade’.

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Clearing sale to raise funds for extra teacher

Fletcher, 7, father Greig, Ivy, 8, Baxter, 7, and Alex, 5, Moore with one of the tractors that will go under the hammer ...

Balers, a 40 teat calf rearing trailer, a double horse float, harrows, portable troughs, a Ford 6600 tractor with loader and a concrete mixer are all up for grabs at a Waimate school's fundraiser.

Rates hike for South Waikato farms

The pressure of rising residential South Waikato rates could see rural ratepayers pay more.

South Waikato farmers angry at council's rates-take proposal to ease urban burden.

More monitoring needed to detect bat population

There are known populations of long-tail and short-tail bats throughout Waipā and Waikato districts.

Councils may have to retrain staff and contractors to become certified bat detectors.

A2 lowers forecasts, plans 'aggressive' inventory cuts video

Sales of a2’s infant formula to China have been hurt by disruptions to trading during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A2 Milk expects to destroy between 8 million to 9 million tins of its premium infant formula as part of a plan to refresh and reduce its inventory in the market.

Locally grown durum wheat could lead to new pastas and breads video

Egg-based pasta is a staple of the Feed the Soul collection.

The government is backing plans to test the business case for locally grown durum wheat.

Young's term as Southland Feds president ends video

Southland Federated Farmers president Geoffrey Young discusses the Governments proposed new fresh water rules.

Geoffrey Young has no regrets as he ends is term as Southland Federated Farmers president.

Climate change could impact Marlborough's grape flavours

It’s likely there will be fewer frosts in Marlborough as a result of climate change, a new report has found.

Marlborough’s sauvignon blanc could one day lose its famed zing if temperatures – both above and below ground – keep getting warmer.

Live export protest low in numbers but high on support

Members of the Taranaki Animal Rights Group protesting about live export on Saturday.

Despite only eight people turning up to protest the live export trade continuing for two more years, animal advocate said the public support has grown.

Fonterra CEO: I won't say it's been smooth sailing video

Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell is turning the dairy giant around after a big global expansion failed to deliver.

Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says he was under no illusions about the task ahead when he took over the top job at the dairy giant.

Sheep numbers plummet by 800,000 in a year

New Zealand’s sheep numbers plummeted by 800,000 in 2020. (File photo)

In 1982, there were 22 sheep for every New Zealander. Now there are just five per person.

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