Sally Rae

Welcome irrigation boost

The "open for business" status of the Irrigation Acceleration Fund marks a new era for community irrigation infrastructure development in New Zealand, Irrigation New Zealand says.

Woollen coffins: next big thing?

Woollen coffins: next big thing?

Wool coffins - they're to die for. Quips aside, the coffins have been creating plenty of interest, since the burial of the first New Zealander in a casket made from wool earlier this year.

SFF buys Hawkes Bay plant

Silver Fern Farms' acquisition of the Frasertown sheep processing plant, near Wairoa in northern Hawkes Bay, shows the company's "absolute confidence" in the sheepmeat sector, chairman Eoin Garden says.

Farm milk production pressures Fonterra

Increased milk production is putting pressure on Fonterra's milk collection, manufacturing and the supply chain.

New dairy plant going up

New dairy plant going up

Construction has begun on a dairy processing plant in South Otago that will finish 20,000 tonnes of dairy nutritional products a year.

Energy Mad extends IPO period

Energy Mad extends IPO period

Energy Mad, the Christchurch-based company that makes Ecobulb energy-saving light bulbs, has extended its initial public offering period in an attempt to meet the $5 million minimum subscription threshold.

Burgers break Angus records

Burgers break Angus records

A partnership with McDonald's has played a vital role in record sales of New Zealand Angus beef in recent months.

Westland Milk returns second-highest profit

Independent co-operative dairy company Westland Milk Products has announced its second-highest profit on record.

SFF lamb packs for Tesco

SFF lamb packs for Tesco

An initiative between Silver Fern Farms and giant supermarket retailer Tesco, which goes live in the UK this week, has been described as a very exciting milestone for the meat company.

Programme will alter fertiliser use

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has launched a $32 million programme aimed at transforming traditional fertiliser use and providing more affordable solutions to farmers.