Sally Rae

Ice cream business not licked despite quake hit

Ice cream business not licked despite quake hit

Mark Scorgie's ice cream business might have taken a huge blow from the Christchurch earthquake - but he has not let it lick him.

Ravensdown $3m upgrade

Ravensdown $3m upgrade

A $3 million upgrade at Ravensdown's Ravensbourne fertiliser works is being undertaken during the plant's annual month-long shutdown.

Fieldays numbers a guide

Fieldays numbers a guide

As the gates open at the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek today, a close eye will be kept on farmer attendance.

Forestry exports key contributor

Demand for New Zealand logs and timber is expected to remain strong with Chinese growth continuing and the need for reconstruction following earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan and floods in Australia.

'Spiteful' attacks an election ploy

'Spiteful' attacks an election ploy

Federated Farmers national president Don Nicolson has accused Labour MP David Parker of a "spiteful attack" on farming, as Labour seeks more examples of where "unfair tax rules confer special privileges" on the sector.

Westland presents its strategy

Growth plans for Westland Milk Products are focused on driving performance and increasing returns to shareholders.

Wool Equities adds voice to monopoly concern

A commerce Commission decision - potentially allowing Cavalier Wool Holdings (CWH) to own a wool scouring monopoly - is "unbelievable", Wool Equities Ltd chairman Cliff Heath says.

Glenavy farmers tempt Americans

Glenavy farmers tempt Americans

When Digger and Lynn McCulloch served up New Zealand lamb in swanky supermarkets in the United States, they had one aim - to get everyone who walked past to try a sample.

Labour's proposal 'politics of envy'

Labour's proposal 'politics of envy'

Bringing agriculture into the emissions trading scheme in 2013, as Labour proposed, would be "economic suicide", Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister David Carter says.

Southern bull sales

Locharburn Herefords, from Cromwell, achieved a top price of $19,000 at its recent annual sale.

Geof and Joyce Brown sold 27 bulls for an average of $5760. The top-priced bull was sold to Stonehenge Merinos in the Maniototo, while Cattle Flat Station bought the second-top priced bull for $14,000.