Sally Rae

Biosecurity still top for primary sector

Biosecurity still top for primary sector

Ensuring a world-class biosecurity system has again been rated as the ''No1'' priority by New Zealand's primary industry leaders.

Good news and bad from Synlait Milk

Mid Canterbury dairy processor Synlait Milk has announced a $5.50 forecast milk price for the 2015-16 season, 25c better than Fonterra.

Collaborative meat marketing entity said to be close

Collaborative meat marketing entity said to be close

A ''high level'' proposal is circulating about meat processors over a new market development plan for sheepmeat and beef.

New convener's eyes on support system

New convener's eyes on support system

When Julie Dee headed to the Dairy Women's Network conference in Invercargill in March, she was feeling a little disillusioned.

Outram farmer wins clubs' crop contest; $52k raised

Outram farmer wins clubs' crop contest; $52k raised

Outram farmer Duncan Wells has a top crop of fodder beet.

Proposal to blend existing meat co-operatives

Proposal to blend existing meat co-operatives

Meat Industry Excellence chairman John McCarthy has scotched a suggestion the organisation will unveil a plan for a new export meat co-operative this week.

Sixth consecutive fall sees dairy at six-year low; butter fares worst

Dairy prices are at their lowest for six years, with a further 4.3% drop in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Merino team sees how the others work

Merino team sees how the others work

It's a long way from a merino sheep grazing in the vast Central Otago countryside to a customer pulling on a pair of SmartWool socks somewhere in the world.

Southern Dairy Hub gains boards' approval

The Southern Dairy Hub has been given the green light after gaining approval from its industry partners.

Interest big influence on dairy farm inputs

Rises in interest and local and central government rates and fees contributed to a 1.1% increase in input prices for sheep and beef farmers in the year to March.