Politician flees 'hostile' farmers

Labour candidate for Palmerston North Iain Lees-Galloway left a farmer meeting about irrigation tax early.

Labour MP claims he was "physically pushed" and his van rammed at meeting about party's water tax.

Alliance buys Goldkiwi Asia

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor says Alliance Asia will bring Alliance closer to its Asian customers.

Alliance Group has bought marketing company Goldkiwi Asia.

Concerns about red needle disease in pines

Morning sun burns through fog on pine trees.

The pine tree disease 'red needle cast' is taking a hold on trees after a cold, wet year

Silver Fern Farms to reward loyalty

Beetham Pastural fattens lambs on the Wellington Regional Council's QEII farm park and sends them to processor Silver ...

Farmers want to see more detail of Silver Fern Farms' loyalty programme before judging it.

Silver Fern Farms hits milestone

Demand for Silver Fern Farms' value-added ranges is growing, with farmers supplying more than a million stock units for ...

Supplying more high value meat has earned farmers an extra $4 million.

Feds attack on water tax criticsed

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle.

Clean water campaigners are at odds with Federated Farmers over Labour's planned water tax.

Lamb needs premium push

Rabobank analyst Blake Holgate says New Zealand needs to move away from its commodity approach to selling lamb.

Creating successful premium brands is a challenge for the sheep industry but results to date show the effort pays off.

Farmers to rally against Ardern's plans in hometown

The 7m high giant cow will provide the backdrop for a rally in support of farmers in Morrinsville on September 18.

Waikato farmers will be protesting at what they believe are unfair policies being promoted by politicians at the upcoming general election.

Banks say biz as usual after elections

Corporate agribusiness manager for Westpac, Dave Hutchison, based in Palmerston North.

The election will have little bearing on markets whatever the result, say bankers.

Lamb deaths likely

Low temperatures and freezing rain has been hard on new lambs.

Freezing rain is expected to take a toll on newborn lambs in Manawatū.

ETS will cost farmers, say Feds

The dairy industry will pay $41.2 million for their biological emissions under Labour's policy of bringing agriculture ...

By the time farmers pay for 100% of their emissions, it will cost the industry over $830m a year.

Wool prices rebound from low

The party streamers aren't out yet but farmers are more upbeat about better wool prices.

Wool agents are relieved rather than rejoicing about better prices.

Kiwi redesigns lamb docking tool video

Designer Nicole Austin with her Moray lamb docking tool.

Design student upgrades the docking tool from the current design that dates to the 1970s.

Alliance invests $1.7m in southern plants

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor has announced an $1.7 million investment into the Pukeuri and Lorneville ...

Alliance invests $1.7 million in Pukeuri and Lorneville plants.

What values do farmers consider important?

Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

A farmer spends a day with his partner preparing a business plan for better farm performance.

Freshwater advocates advance solutions

Clean fresh water advocate and Massey University student, Marnie Prickett.

Farmers and fresh water lobbyists need to work together to make water quality better.

Defining sheep and beef success

Success is about an individual's values and priorities.

Success can be particularly difficult to define as farming is all about continuous improvement.

Sun as spring hits lifts farmers' spirits

Federated Farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president  Richard Morrison says lambing on the hills has just started.

Manawatu farmers are feeling more positive with some sun making an appearance after the wet winter.

Rare sheep slaughtered video

Daniel Wheeler, a rare sheep breeder, had five of his Campbell Island ewes slaughtered some time last week. He found ...

As Christchurch farmer Daniel Wheeler approached the paddock, he couldn't quite believe what he saw.

Manawatu farmer focuses on finishing

Northern Manawatu farmer Ian Strahan, with his farm dogs and Bear, the pet border terrier.

Ian Strahan has no breeding stock on his farm at Kiwitea, in Manawatu.

Tougher water rules worry Feds rep

New Tararua Federated Farmers president Neil Filer has been farming for 25 years.

Tararua Feds president's biggest concern is the impact on farmers of Horizons Regional Council's One Plan.

Study into low methane emitting sheep

AgResearch senior scientist Suzanne Rowe explains the chambers used to study methane emissions from sheep.

AgResearch is producing low methane emitting sheep.

Bucking the crossbred wool trend

Whare Creek farmers Bridget Speight and Shane Gibbons.

Crossbred wool prices are failing, yet Whare Creek is bucking the trend.

Shooting for a sheep trifecta

The Richards family, Ruth, Ross and Isla-Mae, 6,  at home at Romani Coopworth stud near Taumarunui.

An award-winning coopworth stud has more than one breeding selection strength to its credit, writes Andrea Fox.

How to save wool: Look to the future

Andy Ramsden is a director and manager of farming operations for Lanaco. He is also a founder of Headwaters New Zealand Ltd.

The way to lift wool prices out of their doldrums is to develop products the future will want, writes Andy Ramsden.

What I have learned about worm resistance

This sheep's eye indicates healthy blood levels.

Gordon Levet shares what he has learned from 30 years of breeding for worm resistance in sheep.

New site for Prime Range Meats

Prime Range Meats general manager Paul Hamilton and local trade manager Ron Watson outside the company's new wholesale site.

Prime Range Meats is getting ready to open a new wholesale meat site.

Lorneville meat upgrade has begun

Upgrades to the chillers at Alliance Group's Lorneville plant are expected to improve yield and eating quality.

Alliance Group improving chillers and engine room at Lorneville.

The grandfather they never knew

Noeline, Allan and Les Roseveare with the original land titles to their family’s Endsleigh sheep farm near Clinton. The ...

When a South Otago farming family began researching their family history for the Century Farm Awards, they breathed new life into the grandfather they never knew.

Corriedales tick all the boxes

Robin Wilson represented New Zealand at hockey and continues to take a keen interest in the game, as Harewood coach.

The corriedale sheep may soon have its time in the sun, says a leading breeder.

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