Sally Rae

Milk inquiry labelled 'premature'

A parliamentary select committee inquiry into milk prices is "premature and confusing" given an inter-departmental review of regulations is still to be completed, Federated Farmers dairy section chairman Willy Leferink believes.

The select committee inquiry will be launched after National's caucus confirmed yesterday it would support it.

Food verifying goes global

Food verifying goes global

Talk to Dr Helen Darling about deviousness in the global food industry and prepare to have your eyes opened.

NZ workers 'lazy, unmotivated': farmer

NZ workers 'lazy, unmotivated': farmer

Productivity has soared since the Bloem family employed Filipino workers at its Highcliff piggery.

Training 'makes for better staff'

Training 'makes for better staff'

When Brendan Morrison returned home to the family dairy farm in South Otago, his father encouraged him to do some further training.

New veterinary association president sees many challenges ahead

New veterinary association president sees many challenges ahead

Growing up on a Southland farm, Gavin Sinclair always had an affinity for working with animals.

New manager for PGG Wrightson Wool

Cedric Bayly has been appointed general manager of PGG Wrightson Wool.

Commodity price index dips slightly

The ANZ commodity price index has dropped for the second time in 11 months, slipping by the "narrowest of margins" in July.

Uncertainty brings down prices

Prices for most styles of wool finished cheaper again at this week's combined sale of North Island and South Island wool in Christchurch.

Allied Farmers diverts stores

Allied Farmers Ltd is selling most of its rural merchandising stores to rural supplies chain RD1 Ltd, in a bid to increase its profitability.

Retired Bluff pilot boat to go fishing

Retired Bluff pilot boat to go fishing

Former Bluff pilot boat Awarua is destined for a new life on the seas.