Farmer's 'significant' emotional cost

Dairy farmer wins big payout.

Dairy farmer worked 60-hour weeks for three months without a contract.

Ballance fertiliser returns up

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has returned a greater rebate to farmers.

Farmers are investing in higher priced fertiliser products, lifting Ballance Agri-Nutrients annual results.

Fonterra Australia lifts its milk price

Fonterra's Australian operation has lifted its milk price by 20 cents due to improved market conditions.

Fonterra has lifted the milk price it pays to its Australian farmers.

ETS could reduce forest plantings

Carbon might be trapped in a building longer than in the trees the building was made from.

Uncertainty in the ETS could result in less forest plantings while foresters wait for certainty.

Disease hits top farm

Aad and Wilma van Leeuwen's herd has been struck by the cow disease Mycoplasma bovis, and 150 of their cattle will have ...

Rich-list farming dynasty which owns the world's "largest robotic farm" are devastated by cow disease.

Farmer rams cows with ute

A farm manager rammed the dairy cows from behind (file photo).

Dairy cows were running as fast as they could, but a farmer drove into them anyway.

Milk collection off to a strong start

Fonterra has collected 12 million kilograms of milk solids during the first month of the new milking season.

Fonterra's milk collection for the new season is underway.

Meat company boss steps down

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton has resigned.

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton will leave the business at the end of this year.

Kill infected cows: Feds

Overseas, Macroplasma bovis is commonly associated with cows being housed in large barns.

There's a growing chorus for the cows infected with Mycoplasma to be put down before they spread the disease.

Region poised for milk boost

While the forecast price rise from Fonterra is good new for South Canterbury dairy farmers, regional Federated Farmers ...

Another $25m added to South Canterbury farmers' milk payout.

Virtual dirt for new ute

The facelifted and more powerful Isuzu D-Max LS ute.

Forget the flash-Harry add-ons, Isuzu's D-Max is a ute that presents itself more for its sheer ability than for its looks.

Land buying 'baseball bat'

The Hurunui River in North Canterbury.

Irrigation developers apply for "brutal" land buying powers in Canterbury, breaking a promise they made to farmers.

Fonterra lifts price to farmers

29062015 News Photo: Mark Taylor Fairfax NZ .
 President for Federated Farmers Waikato Chris Lewis
talks milk prices and ...

Farmers received a welcome surprise this morning as Fonterra raised its farmgate forecast.

Payout boost farmer incomes

Andrew McGiven hopes the lift in milk prices will not encourage Northern Hemisphere farmers to lift their production and ...

Fonterra's lift in dairy payout has farmers cheering.

China new market for persimmons

Most commercial persimmon orchards are in Gisborne, but few growers are persimmon specialists.

New Zealand-grown persimmons will be sold in China, the home of the fruit.

Fodder beet costs could be cut

Fodder Beet

Farmers could save thousands by reducing fertiliser use on fodder beet crops, researchers say.

Man finds forest in backyard video

Philip King's farm on Banks Peninsula has been littered with thousands of logs.

Farm owner Philip King could not figure out why his farm was flooded - until he discovered a $100k surprise.

Top ewe hoggets despite record drought

Hawarden, North Canterbury, farmer Richard Power won the romney section of this year's New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition.

North Canterbury farmers Richard and Mez Power won romney section of this year's New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition.

Pea farmers under pressure

Carterton farmer David McKay is frustrated that is it taking MPI so long to settle compensation claims.

Farmer has to refinance farm while waiting for MPI to settle pea weevil payments.

Bidding peaks at $184 for lambs

Solid bidding for prime ewes was sustained with a pen of big ewes reaching $194 per head.

Top lambs earned bids ranging from $160-$184 at Coalgate.

Final bid $171 for heavy lambs

Ewe prices were unchanged at Christchurch sales.

Bidding reached $171 for the top prime lambs at the Christchurch sale.

Battle of the brothers at TeenAg

Brothers Tom, Fergus and Sam Lourie, Takapau, getting in a bit of fencing practice in the lead up to the TeenAg national ...

Bragging rights belonged to Year 13 student Sam Lourie after he beat his two younger brothers at the TeenAg grand final in Feilding.

Farmers to benefit from heaviest bull calf

Sophie Brown is keen to test her calf-raising abilities.

Farmers are being asked to enter their heaviest bull calf to raise money for rural support.

More rain and snow on way

Federated Farmers meat and fibre president Miles Anderson has advised farmers to be prepared for the predicted bad weather.

Farming leader questions how much more rain water-logged soil can handle, as heavy rain warning issued.

Infected cows must go

Labour spokesman for primary industries Damien O'Connor is calling for all the cows on the property where Mycoplasma ...

The 150 stricken cattle on a South Canterbury farm should be put down to contain the contagious disease, MP says.

LIC sells off its deer breeding business

Weaners on the Balfour research farm.

LIC is getting out of deer improvement to focus on dairy.

Calving - getting the basics right

Calving cows go through three stages of labour


Pine trees turning red

Pine trees affected with red needle cast which has been seen in Taranaki

It may look like they're dying but these pine trees are just sick.

Farmers ‘heartened’ by water quality improvements

Adam Duker, DairyNZ lower North Island catchment engagement leader says improving water quality is not just the ...

Dairy farmers have been working to improve water quality, but many often don't get to see the results of their efforts away from their farms and downstream.

Our People - Graham Haynes

Graham and Glenda Haynes operate a 800 cow share milking business in Southland and Graham also oversees  multiple

Graham Haynes has been  involved in the dairy industry for 30 years.

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