Farmers combat deluge

A farmer puts out extra feed on a farm north of Timaru on Saturday morning after heavy rain overnight.

Reports of farmers stranded after storm damages culverts, creeks and fences.

Don't spare the cream cheese

A tea macchiato with a topping of cream cheese is all the go in China.

Chinese consumers are finding 'bold' new ways of using cream cheese and Fonterra is capitalising on the trend.

Weeds: counting the cost

The cost of the giant buttercup to the dairy industry could be as high as $592 million a year if it spread across its ...

New Zealand's farms and forests could be even more productive if it weren't for weeds.

Quad bike safety quest

Trauma data reveals a huge peak in quad bike injuries among the 55-to-65 age group.

Wintec students look to solve the problem of quad bike accidents.

Fighting for farmers and land

New Zealand Landcare Trust regional co-ordinator Annette Litherland takes over from Barbara Stuart.

They're big shoes to fill after 18 years, but new NZ Landcare regional coordinator is ready for challenge.

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opinion

Rain, rain and more rain

Farmers are enduring a wet winter in many parts of New Zealand.

Lyn Webster weighs up whether its worth topping up wet cows with outside feed.

NZ - where you get the real McCoy

The arrival of alternative proteins creates an opportunity for New Zealand to sell its natural pasture-to-plate story.

A big woolly issue

Media fails to weed out fake news

Field days

A Fieldays roadie

A sight that never fails to thrill Brad Markham. Overlooking the Fieldays agricultural expo at Mystery Creek.

Opinion: There are never enough hours in the day when you visit Fieldays.

Tractor Pull thrills

Modified tractors, the farming equivalent of boy racers, delighted spectators at Mystery Creek.

British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Jonathan Sinclair at Fieldays.

British back at Fieldays

The British were back at Fieldays for the first time in 17 years.

dairy

Heavy rain a worry for farmers

Farmers are concerned for stock during the heavy rain falling today.

Farmers are concerned for their stock in today's heavy rain.

MyFarm goes from farms to advice

MyFarm moves from pure investment company to giving advice because of fewer dairy farm listings.

A tea macchiato with a topping of cream cheese is all the go in China.

Don't spare the cream cheese

Chinese consumers are finding 'bold' new ways of using cream cheese and Fonterra is capitalising on the trend.

advice

Weeds: counting the cost

The cost of the giant buttercup to the dairy industry could be as high as $592 million a year if it spread across its ...

New Zealand's farms and forests could be even more productive if it weren't for weeds.

Farm workers high accident rate

Farmers need to involve their workers in decisions around the farm to help cut down accident rates.

The Government, officials and farmers are hoping there will not be a repeat of last year's controversy over bobby calf ...

Crackdown on animal abuse

Greater fines and more prosecutions will result when new animal welfare rules are introduced next year.

aquaculture

Fishing regulations opposed

Riverton fisherman Cyril Lawless, pictured here in 2014, has raised concerns about new the introduction of new digital ...

Southland fishermen are worried about the effect new government regulations will have on their businesses.

Sanford buys mussel firm

Mussel powder producer celebrates Sanford purchase as a "win-win" for the region and the greenshell industry.

Mussel and oyster farmers are among those being kept in the loop by Aquaculture New Zealand.

Marine customary claims 'flying under the radar'

There are around 25 customary title applications for the northern area, but not many know of them.

beef

Heavy rain a worry for farmers

Farmers are concerned for stock during the heavy rain falling today.

Farmers are concerned for their stock in today's heavy rain.

The best steak in NZ revealed video

The most succulent piece of sirloin comes from a farm in the Waikato.

A friesian bull calf waits for the auction at Manfeild Park.

Early calf prices strong

Early calf prices at Manawatu sales are strong, driven by the high beef price.

Sheep

Heavy rain a worry for farmers

Farmers are concerned for stock during the heavy rain falling today.

Farmers are concerned for their stock in today's heavy rain.

Crossbred ewe hogget flock repays the faith

Rob Tipa visits a Waipiata farm with the best composite ewe hogget flock in the country.

Wobbling on it new legs, this lamb has just been born, in the cold, winter wind near Palmerston North.

Lambs break into a wet world

Early lambs arriving in Manawatu have struck miserable weather.

cropping

Winning the war against potato pest

Charles Merfield with mesh which is more successful in warding off pests than chemicals.

A scientist is holding out hope for a non-chemical way of dealing with an insect that attacks potatoes.

100 cows hit by natural poison

Farmers put down cows suffering after eating a fungus in their feed in Southland and Otago.

Farmers need to rotate crops more often to cope with weed resistance to herbicides.

Weed now resistant to herbicide

Weed resistance to herbicides is becoming an increasing problem on NZ farms.

agribusiness

Steak secrets

Angus breeder Tim Brittain and his wife, Kelly, produced the country's best steak this year.

Stressed-out steers don't make a tasty dinner, Steak of Origin champ says.

Don't spare the cream cheese

Chinese consumers are finding 'bold' new ways of using cream cheese and Fonterra is capitalising on the trend.

Farmers are concerned for stock during the heavy rain falling today.

Heavy rain a worry for farmers

Farmers are concerned for their stock in today's heavy rain.

Discovery

Collars keep cows contained

Beef cows wear collars that train them to keep within a "virtual" fence.

DairyNZ research engineer Brian Dela Rue considers whether electric fencing might be consigned to the history books.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

De Laval's automatic milking rotary (AMR) on a farm in Tasmania.

Too soon for the robot milker?

DairyNZ scientist Brian Dela Rue takes a closer look at farmer-less milking, where cows move quietly and efficiently through robotic milking machines.

rural women

Whoopee for wonderful wool

Closeup photo of family feet in wool socks at fireplace

A garment is called eco-friendly when made out of recycled plastic bottles. We already have a great natural product readily available.

Women of Influence 2017: the nominees

From the boardroom table to the farm stable, women of influence finalists have stories from every corner of the country.

Annabel Bulk from Felton Road is the Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017.

Viticulturist breaks female drought

A Felton Road viticulturist will be the first woman to compete in the national industry final since 2011.

Video

Giving kids a sporting chance

Thomas Nabbs tried most sports that came his way, and was shocked to discover not everyone had the opportunity.

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