Sally Rae

North Otago couple's little piggies go to market

North Otago couple's little piggies go to market

North Otago pig farmers Gus and Sue Morton are not only bringing home the bacon - they are selling it direct to the public.

Pupils take stock... and learn lots

Pupils take stock... and learn lots

They're big on farming at tiny Flag Swamp School.

'Great potential' in deer

'Great potential' in deer

Newly appointed Deer Industry New Zealand board member Danny Hailes sees great potential for the deer industry.

Rules laid down for Fonterra TAF move

Total farmer ownership and control of Fonterra is non-negotiable, Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Simon Couper says.

Fonterra in UK-based joint venture

Fonterra in UK-based joint venture

Fonterra and United Kingdom-based dairy co-operative First Milk have announced a joint venture to produce whey proteins for Fonterra's growing food ingredients business in Europe.

Mentor forces Mosgiel businessman to 'step up'

Mentor forces Mosgiel businessman to 'step up'

"A little bit like Dragons Den" was how Martin van Rooyen described the first of his mentoring sessions with high-profile businessman Stefan Lepionka.

NZ meat on menu for cup

NZ meat on menu for cup

Red meat, as well as rugby, will be on the menu for the thousands of visitors in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup.

July '12 date for launch of Nait

Implementation of the controversial National Animal Identification and Tracing (Nait) system will begin for cattle on July 1 next year.

Waning RHD effect spurs study

Waning RHD effect  spurs study

Recent research on possum control is being applied to rabbits.

Farmers wary of spending, report shows

Sheep and beef farmers are still conservative about spending because they feel there has been no substantial change to industry structure or strategies, a Maf report has found.