Sally Rae

Red meat group to investigate online trading platform

The benefits, costs, practicalities and legalities of an online trading platform for lower-value meat commodities and co-products is to be explored.

Roadshow for candidates

Fonterra shareholders will have an opportunity to meet director candidates and ask questions during forthcoming directors' election candidate roadshow meetings.

Commodity prices slipping but still high

Commodity prices slipping but still high

While the ANZ commodity price index has slipped for the fourth successive month, strong commodity prices remain a key pillar of support for the economy, ANZ rural economist Con Williams says.

Profusion of the lambs

Profusion of the lambs

The Dreaver family had a little lamb - and then 119 more.

Freshwater report 'seriously limited': Federated Farmers

A report by the Auditor-general on freshwater quality management by four regional councils - including Environment Southland - has been described by Federated Farmers as unhelpful and "seriously limited by its own limitations".

Fashion designer's business on a roll

Fashion designer's business on a roll

Growing up in a small farming community in Canterbury, fashion designer Charmaine Reveley was mad keen on roller skating. Not that there was a lot of concrete around the family home in Windwhistle, which was always an issue, she said.

Move to control weevil

A biocontrol agent has been released on a farm near Georgetown, North Otago, in the continuing effort to combat clover root weevil.

More compliance by sheep farmers needed

Rules requiring stock to be kept at least 3m from water-courses during intensive winter grazing are being enforced on all types of farms in Southland.

Welcome irrigation boost

The "open for business" status of the Irrigation Acceleration Fund marks a new era for community irrigation infrastructure development in New Zealand, Irrigation New Zealand says.

Farm milk production pressures Fonterra

Increased milk production is putting pressure on Fonterra's milk collection, manufacturing and the supply chain.