Sally Rae

Farmers' workshop series

A series of workshops in Otago and Southland this month is aimed at helping farmers meet their environmental obligations under the national policy statement for freshwater management.

Fonterra slashes 500 jobs as dairy prices dive

Fonterra slashes 500 jobs as dairy prices dive

Fonterra is axing 523 jobs in the first part of a major review of its business, saving the dairy giant up to $60million a year.

Milk price forecasts plunge

Milk price forecasts plunge

Banks are predicting a lower dairy payout this season than last after another horror result in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Work for breed recognised

Work for breed recognised

James Robertson's lengthy involvement with Holstein Friesian New Zealand has been acknowledged.

$7.3 million for pasture project

An agricultural research partnership aimed at improving pasture grasses and lifting the performance of livestock farming has been boosted by a $7.3 million government investment.

Merino school jersey success

Merino school jersey success

With a passion for New Zealand wool, it was only natural that Banks Peninsula farmers Carl and Tori Uren dressed their four young children in merino clothing.

Filling the good governance gap

Filling the good governance gap

New Zealand might have some of the most innovative approaches to agribusiness in the world but it has a ''glaring gap'' when it comes to innovation in governance in the sector, Institute of Directors acting chief executive Simon Arcus says.

Dairy NZ offers pointers

In-depth budgets from top-performing dairy farms have been pulled together in an online resource to help struggling farmers cope with lower milk prices.

Hopes new merino range will revive carpet sales

Hopes new merino range will revive carpet sales

The launch of a new mid-micron wool carpet range will ''breathe new life'' into the wool carpet sector, the New Zealand Merino Company believes.

More success for local beef breeders

Outram Limousin breeders Rob and Jean Johnstone have done it again.