Sally Rae

Integrity, beauty and strength

Integrity, beauty and strength

There's something special about a Clydesdale horse. Clydesdale Horse Society of New Zealand president Bill Affleck believes the allure stems from what the gentle giants have achieved in the farming world.

Arthur Barnett store returns to Christchurch

An increasing number of mail order inquiries has led to Dunedin-based Arthur Barnett Ltd reopening its doors in Christchurch.

PGG Wrightson to sell share holding

PGG Wrightson is selling its half-share in New Zealand Merino for $7.625 million, putting the company totally in the hands of its grower shareholders.

Ninth consecutive rise in commodity price index

Ninth consecutive rise in commodity price index

The ANZ commodity price index has continued to rise - posting a 0.3% increase in May, the ninth consecutive monthly rise in the series.

Introduction of animal tracing system delayed

Implementation of the controversial National Animal Identification and Tracing (Nait) system has been deferred until next year.

Beekeepers hitting back at varroa

Beekeepers hitting back at varroa

Frans Laas has a honey of a job. The Mosgiel man, who breeds bees, is one of only two people involved in commercial beekeeping in New Zealand who artificially inseminates bees on a large scale.

Workers sought for safety study

Farm workers in Otago and Southland are being sought to assist with a new study to determine why some indulge in risky behaviour on quadbikes while others are more risk adverse.

Breeders told 'embrace' Nait

Breeders told 'embrace' Nait

Robert Bulle has a simple message for New Zealand farmers concerned about the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme - "embrace it".

$10,000 for bull

A top price of $10,000 was achieved at the Puketoi Angus stud's bull sale in the Maniototo last week.

Optimism for wool industry's future

Optimism for wool industry's future

David Studholme believes New Zealand's wool industry has turned the corner.