Sally Rae

Consultant forging a career on the land

Nicola Kelland enjoys helping farmers achieve their financial and business goals.

Globetrotters fall for Waimate

Globetrotters fall for Waimate

When Andy Saunders-Tack says "life's a journey - you're never quite sure where you'll end up" - it is a fair summary of his own career path.

Rich joins red meat group

Former National MP Katherine Rich and primary sector leader Graeme Milne have been appointed independent members of the red meat sector strategy's co-ordinating group.

Ravensdown pre-tax profit up 260% to $71.6m

Ravensdown Fertiliser has achieved a pre-tax operating profit of $71.6 million for the financial year ending May 31, up 260% on the previous year.

Sheep,beef exports rise 9% to $5.8b

Exports of sheep and beef products in the year ended June increased 9% to $5.8 billion, despite lower volumes.

Milk inquiry labelled 'premature'

A parliamentary select committee inquiry into milk prices is "premature and confusing" given an inter-departmental review of regulations is still to be completed, Federated Farmers dairy section chairman Willy Leferink believes.

The select committee inquiry will be launched after National's caucus confirmed yesterday it would support it.

Food verifying goes global

Food verifying goes global

Talk to Dr Helen Darling about deviousness in the global food industry and prepare to have your eyes opened.

NZ workers 'lazy, unmotivated': farmer

NZ workers 'lazy, unmotivated': farmer

Productivity has soared since the Bloem family employed Filipino workers at its Highcliff piggery.

Training 'makes for better staff'

Training 'makes for better staff'

When Brendan Morrison returned home to the family dairy farm in South Otago, his father encouraged him to do some further training.

New veterinary association president sees many challenges ahead

New veterinary association president sees many challenges ahead

Growing up on a Southland farm, Gavin Sinclair always had an affinity for working with animals.