Sally Rae

$30m loss an 'ugly' result for PGG Wrightson

$30m loss an 'ugly' result for PGG Wrightson

PGG Wrightson has recorded a net loss after tax of $30.7 million for the year ended June - a year which the rural services company has described as "defining".

'Outstanding' clip for first fine wool sale

'Outstanding' clip for first fine wool sale

The first of the season's fine wool sales will be held in Christchurch on Thursday, with the quality of the clip described as "absolutely outstanding".

Salmonella devastating flocks in the South

The devastating effects of the sheep-aborting disease Salmonella Brandenburg have been reinforced in a recent survey by VetSouth.

Dairy farmers warned

Environment Southland is urging dairy farmers to think ahead about what they had to do to get new effluent discharge consents.

Degree paid off, student says

Degree paid off, student says

Marcus Hoefliger is a young man with a passion for entrepreneurship.

Pork's prospects excite new president

Pork's prospects excite new president

Newly elected New Zealand Pork chairman Ian Carter is keen to see better promotion of the pork industry to all New Zealanders.

Monitoring merinos by GPS

A project looking at the impacts of high country sheep farming on biodiversity is proving fascinating for those involved.

Quick go the shears at fundraiser

A speed-shearing event at Clarks Junction next Saturday has a two-fold purpose - to bring the community together and to raise money for Lee Stream School.

Future is bright for Ecobulbs

Future is bright for Ecobulbs

Since Ecobulbs were launched in October 2004, more than half the homes in New Zealand have bought the innovative light bulb, the brainchild of Christchurch-based company Energy Mad. Now the company is moving into the next phase of its growth, as Sally Rae reports.