Sally Rae

'Butchers' off to Agrikids NZ final

'Butchers' off to Agrikids NZ final

They are called the Romahapa Butchers - and they mean business.

Red meat co-products in demand overseas

Exports of red meat "co-products" are offering increasingly important market diversity, contributing a $1 billion boost to the agricultural sector last year.

Southern bull sales

Strong bull sales continue, some "absolutely outstanding" sales having taken place in Canterbury recently.

Cameraman clicks with the animals

Cameraman clicks with the animals

Robert Brown has made a successful career combining his love of animals and art. He talks to Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae about both his passions.

Growers buy NZ Merino half-share

Merino growers have voted to buy PGG Wrightson's half-share in New Zealand Merino for $7.625 million.

Fonterra raises $56m

Fonterra has successfully raised $US42 million ($NZ56 million) in renminbi-denominated bonds in China, with the issue heavily oversubscribed.

Rise in sale of farms: REINZ

Increasing confidence in the rural sector, coupled with continued high commodity prices, are translating into greater confidence in buying farms.

Merino excellence awards presented

Merino excellence awards presented

It has been a stellar year for the Paterson family from Gimmerburn. Allan and Eris Paterson, and their son Simon and his wife Sarah, won the clip of the year title, which was presented during the Otago Merino Association's Merino Excellence Awards in Queenstown on Friday night.

5-year project a roaring success

5-year project a roaring success

When Shane and Leona Trimble bought a Hampden sheep and beef farm five years ago, they could see the potential for a deer conversion.

Four contest presidency

Four nominations have been received for the national presidency of Federated Farmers - the most seeking the office in the organisation's history.