Sally Rae

Introduction of animal tracing system delayed

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

South Otago steers excel

South Otago steers excel

The Button family, from South Otago, enjoys showing good stock.

Optimism for wool industry's future

Optimism for wool industry's future

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

$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.

China's NZ quest natural: expert

A report that China's state-owned wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation, has set aside $NZ6 billion to spend on New Zealand assets is not surprising, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.

Wool in the family

Wool in the family

Simon Paterson has inherited his family's passion for wool.

Funding oversubscribed

An $850,000 contestable fund, established to drive further growth of the red-meat industry, has attracted 10 applications seeking nearly $1.6 million.

Wool Services International offer uncertain

Wool Services International offer uncertain

Cavalier Wool Holdings has made a $40 million conditional offer for the assets and liabilities of wool scour operator and marketer New Zealand Wool Services International (WSI).

Payout good for NZ

Payout good for NZ

"It's a great time to be a farmer." South Otago farmer Stafford Ferguson was responding yesterday to Fonterra's announcement of a record payout for the season.

'Fair share' being asked of farmers

'Fair share' being asked of farmers

Farmers are being asked to pay their fair share for agricultural emissions - "nothing more, nothing less", Labour's economic development spokesman, David Parker, says.