Dairy prices hit 7-year high video

Dairy prices hit a seven-year high at the overnight global auction.

The Global Dairy Trade price index increased 1.4 per cent at the latest auction, to touch its highest level since March 2014.

When will Govt front up to our vet shortage?

Vets are a cornerstone of our rural sector.

OPINION: There’s a definite need for more vet training in this country, but the Government doesn’t want to pay for it.

Top shearing competition canned due to Covid-19 uncertainty

North Canterbury shearer Hugh De Lacy, left, is pipped by Masterton shearer Paerata Abraham in the final of the Open ...

Faced with big potential losses with a late cancellation, the Golden Shears committee opted to draw the curtain early on next year's event.

Half of farmers feel threatened by 'once in a generation' level of change

A convoy of utes and tractors makes its way along Auckland’s Southern motorway during a protest against perceived ...

Economists say the primary sector is being split by rapidly changing regulations and Covid-induced pressures.

Ardern and Gayford have not bought land in the deep south

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have not bought land in Southland. [File photo]

While the Prime Minister and her partner say the deep south is a beautiful part of the country they have not bought property there.

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Boosting the quality of our dairy herd is vital for sector's future

As a sector we’ve accepted and become familiar with the term “peak cow”, but “peak milk” is uncharted territory.

OPINION: Fonterra predicting the decline of New Zealand's milk supply has been a real reality check for farmers.

Marlborough oyster farmer's pearler of an idea

Marlborough oyster farmers Debbie and Aaron Pannell are changing the industry with their semi-automated growing system.

Technololgy developed in Marlborough is changing the way oyster farmers across the world grow and harvest the sought after shellfish.

NZ has started selling its food story video

Lewis Road Creamery butter is now stocked by US retailer Wholefoods

Premium products like First Light's Wagyu beef, Lewis Road Creamery's butter and Cloudy Bay wine lift the perception of all New Zealand food in what is known as a halo effect.

Brave new world of alternative protein

Impossible Foods has arrived in New Zealand with its flagship product, Impossible Beef Made From Plants (known as ...

The idea that there would be suddenly a massive and radical abolition of all animal livestock to plants is just not feasible, says FoodHQ's Amos Palfreyman.

'Cow census' shows farmers getting more milk from fewer cows

The annual “cow census” shows the number of milking cows dipped slightly in the 2020-21 season.

Milk production hit a new high last season, despite the national herd continuing to shrink.

Winton Friesans poised to be largest online herd sale

A Winton herd could become the largest single livestock sale sold online in New Zealand as Covid-19 increases awareness ...

A Southland Friesian herd could become the largest single livestock offering sold online in New Zealand, as Covid-19 increases interest in online livestock sales.

Former livestock agent sentenced for defrauding company of over $1.3m

John Williams leaves the Dunedin High Court.

John Francis Williams presented himself as the vendor of animals he didn’t own, sold stock which did not exist, and created a fictitious entity.

Fonterra hikes milk price to record level video

Fonterra expects to pay its farmer suppliers a record price for their milk this season, providing a boost to the economy ...

Fonterra has lifted its milk payment to farmers for this season to the highest level since it was founded 20 years ago, which it expects will contribute more than $13.2 billion to the economy.

Will the Prime Minister release information on Groundswell NZ?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on her way to the temporary Labour caucus room.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office apparently “overlooked” briefing notes relating to farmer protest group Groundswell NZ will now hopefully be made public.

Thriving Southland awarded funding

The funding will support the pilot project in the Mataura River catchment, delivered as a joint initiative between the ...

The $498k in funding will support a pilot project in the Mataura River catchment, delivered as a joint initiative between the rural community, Thriving Southland, and Land and Water Science.

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