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China `upper end' focus for lamb packs

China `upper end' focus for lamb packs

Alliance Group is preparing to launch a new range of market-ready lamb packs into retail and food service sectors in China next month.

Accelerator boosts business

Accelerator boosts business

Andrew Humphries reckons the five months spent in a business accelerator programme were the hardest he has worked in his life.

Yards 'sold out from under us'

Yards 'sold out from under us'

Some Upper Clutha farmers are outraged by the sale of the Cromwell saleyards to a property developer, labelling the loss of the facility as a "disaster''.

Recognition for passionate young sheep farmer

Recognition for passionate young sheep farmer

Ever since he was a young lad, Will Gibson's passion for the farming sector has been remarkable.

Dairy farmers urged to plan for volatility

Dairy farmers urged to plan for volatility

Dairy farmers need to strengthen their business structures by rebuilding equity in the next price upcycle and further develop flexible production systems that can easily reduce costs when prices fall, a new report from Rabobank says.

Brexit's effects slight on dairy auction

Brexit's effects slight on dairy auction

A 0.4% drop in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction highlights that Brexit's initial impact on dairy prices is likely to be modest and temporary, economists say.

Pressure on ASB's $6 milk forecast

ASB is sticking to its $6 milk price forecast for the 2016-17 season but has highlighted growing risks to that figure.

Brexit's impact 'contained'

Brexit's impact 'contained'

Direct trade impacts of Brexit on New Zealand's agricultural sector are likely to be relatively contained, Rabobank says.

'Fillies' step up to the challenge

'Fillies' step up to the challenge

There are no skyscrapers in Middlemarch, just endless skies.

Programme to get youth into jobs taking off

Programme to get youth into jobs taking off

Youth employment success is being celebrated in Dunedin.