Sally Rae

Drought: 'We are in tough times'

Drought: 'We are in tough times'

Unlike most farmers, Lindsay Carruthers does not use a rain gauge when it comes to measuring rainfall on his Middlemarch farm.

Landcorp profit fall expected

State-owned Landcorp Farming is reviewing its full-year profit forecast, after its half-year profit was slashed by $11.2 million compared to the previous year.

Dairy farmer gloom worsens

Dairy farmer gloom worsens

The fall in dairy prices coupled with dry conditions have seen farmer confidence slump further into negative territory, Federated Farmers latest farm confidence survey shows.

Call to calculate winter feed total

Call to calculate winter feed total

North Otago Federated Farmers president Richard Strowger is keen to know exactly how much winter feed there is in the district.

Winton entrant wins top awards

Winton entrant wins top awards

Winton deer farmer Dave Lawrence, from the Tikana stud, won the champion of champions title at the Elk and Wapiti Society of New Zealand's annual velvet and antler competition in Wanaka.

Watt family all pulling together

Watt  family all pulling together

They say many hands make light work.

International acclaim for Dunedin design

A hard-shell golf bag designed by Dunedin-based sports start-up company Aeroe has been named one of the 12 ''coolest products'' at the PGA merchandise show in Orlando this month.

Dairy prices rise 9.4% in latest auction

A strong result in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction has been described as a ''double-edged sword'', coming off the back of dry weather and rapidly slowing milk production growth.

Casein prices lead decline

Casein prices lead decline

The ANZ commodity price index's decline continues with a further 0.9% fall in January, the 11th consecutive monthly decrease.

Director finds big benefits to life in small city

Director finds big benefits to life in small city

Emily Wheeldon is passionate about getting the right person in the right job first time.