Sally Rae

Competition hones eye for stock, way with words

Competition hones eye for stock, way with words

For young South Canterbury farmer Thomas Gardner, stock-judging competitions combine valuable public speaking skills with being able to handle stock.

Vigilance urged over stock thefts

Vigilance urged over stock thefts

Whoever was responsible for the theft of 200 in-lamb merino ewes from Omarama must be caught, Federated Farmers rural security spokesman David Rose said.

Board bid brings skill sets together

Board bid brings skill sets together

From currency trader to Otago farmer, Grant Cochrane has led an interesting life. Now he is looking for another challenge and is seeking election to the board of dairy giant Fonterra, as Sally Rae reports.

Wool Co lowers the bar

New Zealand Wool Investment Company (Wool Co) has reduced the minimum investment in its offer to $9500 in its bid to raise $40 million to buy New Zealand Wool Services International (WSI).

Record dividend for Landcorp

Record dividend for Landcorp

State-owned farming company Landcorp will pay a record dividend of $27.5 million after recording one of its most profitable years.

AgResearch back into black

Agresearch has turned around its financial performance, reporting a net annual profit after tax of $6.2 million, during a "pivotal year".

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.

Profusion of the lambs

Profusion of the lambs

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

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.