Journo queries cow-global warming link

The life of a sheep or cow cannot add extra atom carbon to the atmosphere that was not already there before the animal ...

An Aussieds author debunks the link between methane emissions of cattle and global warming

Blade shearer home for flying visit

Allan Oldfield considers his biggest triumph a win at the Royal Bath and West Show last month.

Geraldine blade shearer Allan Oldfied returns to New Zealand after a successful season of competition in the UK.

The perfect sheep not far off

Merinos coming out of the Cass Valley. Traditionally associated with the high country, merinos may one day occupy ...

Scientists may be closing in on a footrot-resistant merino that is also a productive meat animal.

Southland hosts sheep awards

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Southern South Island Farmer Council chairman Hamish Bielski.

The Sheep Industry Awards will be presented in Southland.

Oldfield's shearing show stopper

Geraldine's Allan Oldfield is action at the  101st Lake Hayes A&P show, before heading to Britain, where he won his ...

Geraldine shearer Allan Oldfield is on top of the podium after winning at Scotland's Royal Highland Show.

NZ wool stars at Wimbledon

Sheep in a pen during the Egmont Sheep Dog Trial Club's annual trial.

New Zealand wool stars on Wimbledon's centre court every year - and a travelling wool shed's making sure Kiwis know about it.

Wool's story deserves to be told

Waikato Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairman Chris Irons says farmers need to ask themselves what they are doing ...

 Chris Irons says there is no product more 'Kiwi' than wool.

Big country, big changes

Simon Cameron has consent to take water for the hydro canal that bisects Ben Ohau station for irrigation.

Ever since humans arrived they've been changing Mackenzie Country, says a family who've been there since 1891.

Woodlots dangerous for farmers

WorkSafe New Zealand says many of the woodlots on farmland were planted on steep ground which made harvesting these ...

It's not worth the risk for farmers to harvest woodlots on steep hill country, WorkSafe says.

Farmers need to re-invest in environment

Farmers will ultimately benefit from environmental initiatives, Peter McDonald says.

 The Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan will ultimately benefit farmers, Peter McDonald writes.

Affco's beef business booms in China

Affco general manager Andy Leonard says the willingness of China to pay more for high value beef cuts was growing faster ...

Demand is strong for New Zealand beef in China, Affco says.

Loyal Gus leads shepherd to NZ title

Dave Stuart with huntaway Gus and heading dog Jip.

Like most farmers, Dave Stuart and his loyal sidekick Gus share a special bond.

Finger pointing by blame merchants

View of the Whanganui river from Pipiriki.

Organisations concerned with freshwater quality should work with farmers.

Tough competition in young farmer field

Okato dairy farmer, James Lawn will represent the Taranaki /Manawatu region at the national finals in July.

Young farmer contest winner to be found when seven contestants battle it out next month.

Farmer might get a 'helping hand'

KCE staff members mucking-in for a farmer at last year’s Holler for a Hand initiative.

Manawatu farmer might get farm-help provided by power retailer.

British back at Fieldays

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

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

Punters spend up large

Power Farming's marketing director Brett Maber believed it had been a great Fieldays from a sales perspective.

Siteholders at this year's Fieldays say that farmers are splashing the cash.

Positive signs for good lambing

South Canterbury farmers are hoping for a good scanning over the next few weeks.

Everything is pointing to a good lambing, but farmers nervously wait for scanning time.

Family grow wheat for 125 years

Hayden Mackenzie, left, is the fourth generation of his family on Stover Farm and is working to take over from his ...

Three generations of Mackenzies have farmed Stover and now every effort is being made to make sure it will stay in the family for at least another generation.

Sheep awards finalists named

Perendale breeder Tim Anderson is a finalist in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Significant Contribution to the New Zealand ...

Sheep Industry Awards finalists

No free lunch - just-launched book on agri-food

Professor Claire Massey, who edited the book New Zealand Land and Food Annual.

New book on energy use and farming as well as agri-food edited and printed by Massey University.

A brief history of sheep

Sheep marooned on Arapawa Is in the Marlborough Sounds a century or more ago have reverted to a feral state.

The development of the modern sheep from feral animals is one of mankind's major achievements, writes Gordon Levet.

NZ ewe hogget title to Paterson family

Simon and Sarah Paterson and Allan Paterson were the big winners  at the New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition.

The Paterson Family is the overall winner of the New Zealand Ewe Hogget competition.

Fence frenzy pays off for deer farmers

Steve and Chris Borland's deer farm focuses on velvet production.

A Waikato deer farming operation has been recognised for its environmental stewardship.

Waikato plan change drives a 'wedge'

The policy of grandparenting nitrogen discharge limits penalises low level emitters and rewards high emitters and will ...

Tirau farmer James Bailey outlines who he objected to the Waikato Regional Council's Healthy Rivers plan change.

Country Calendar's lamb lady

Lynley Wyeth decided to set up a 'lamb orphanage' after a storm on her Wairarapa farm.

A Wairarapa farmer and her family run a lamb orphanage which features in this Sunday's episode of Country Calendar.

Waikato business invests in FarmIQ

Te Awamutu-based Veterinary Enterprises Group has taken a minority shareholding in FarmIQ.

The Veterinary Enterprises Group has bought a minority stake in FarmIQ Systems.

Dairy cows have no attraction for century farmer

John and Rene Crawford farm near Cave, South Canterbury, on a property that has been in John's family since 1916.

As many of his neighbours turn to dairy grazing or even convert to dairying, a South Canterbury farmer has stuck with sheep and beef, carrying on a family tradition that goes back 100 years. He talked to Tony Benny.

Shear a Sheep, Eat a Pie and Drink a Drink

Indoor sheep-shearing, gluggy pies and quick drinking all come into play at the annual "shear a sheep, eat a pie, and ...

Fancy your chances shearing a sheep, eating a pie or drinking a drink the fastest?

Great Gatsby evening for rural people

A retro party is being held in Horowhenua

A Great Gatsby themed event is expected to bring new life to a rural hall.

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