Are alternative proteins the future? video

Hereford cattle on the North Canterbury farm of Chris Jeffries. Research  clearly shows the significant opportunities ...

5:00 AM  Alternative proteins are here to stay. But will there still be a place for our red meat industry?

Hemp plantings on high video

A female hemp plant.

5:00 AM  If you see a cannabis crop in a paddock this summer it is most likely to be legal and a waste of time smoking.  

Vet shortage concern rural sector

Miles Anderson, Federated Farmers meat & wool industry group chair, says the shortage of vets is particularly pronounced ...

5:00 AM  A national shortage of vets is spelling out imminent trouble for the rural sector.

Raw-shucked, the best way to eat mussels

Mills Bay Mussels Art Blom reckons raw-shucked is the best way to eat mussels.

Raw-shucked mussels are the way to go, says quality over quantity advocate and Mills Bay Mussels owner Art Blom.

If it weren’t for his gumboots... video

Kieran Fowler and his son Mason, 5.

Kieran Fowler knows all about the strange looks you get tossing gumboots across a rugby field.

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Crown dam investment 'largest'

The Lee Valley location of the proposed Waimea dam.

Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd chief executive Murray Gribben outlines the size of central Government support for the proposed Waimea dam.

Cattle at show despite M. bovis

Marlborough police officer Richard van Asch, left, with his prize-winning south devon cow at the New Zealand ...

Picton police officer breeds award-winning cattle in his spare time.

Crossbreed 'should have its neck wrung'

Meet Jorge, the class-winning duck.

A crossbred duck, raised by a group of rugby players has ruffled feathers by winning Show's best in class.

Nice, firm loins on Miss Canterbury video

Entrants in the Miss Canterbury pageant drew an appreciative crowd at the NZ Agricultural Show on Thursday.

A runway event at the NZ Agricultural Show drew a modest crowd appreciating the long shapely legs, firm loins and perfect poise of the entrants.

Greenpeace takes aim at nitrogen

The humble white clover is one of the best fixers of nitrogen, although other legumes will do the job as well.

Greenpeace wants the Government to ban the use of synthetic nitrogen in agriculture.

Iwi hemp venture to create jobs

Ngāti Kahungunu believes quality production processes are key to profitability.

If plans for a processing plant go ahead in Tararua it could create more than 150 jobs.

Action taken over wandering livestock

Stock found near the Mangaoraka stream has resulted in action being taken by the Taranaki Regional Council.

Landowner warned after livestock found near Taranaki stream.

Large fine for Waikato farm

Nine farmers have been fined more than $35,000 each for effluent offences in 2017/18. (File photo)

A Waikato farming company has been fined almost $60,000 for discharging dairy effluent into a waterway.

Lamb prices leg it up video

Pleasant Point butcher Barry Wilson says there is a growing demand for lamb.

South Canterbury sheep and beef farmers are celebrating a great spring as barbecue season ramps up along with the price of lamp chops and sausages.

Shearers cutting their way to world champs

Geraldine shearer Allan Oldfield in the 150 years blade shearing commemorative match in Waipukurau, is heading for a ...

Geraldine blades shearer Allan Oldfield is set to emulate the achievement of his father in becoming a NZ world championships team member.

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