Sally Rae

Scale next step for koura industry

Scale next step for koura industry

The concept has been proven and what Otago Southland's fledgling freshwater crayfish, or koura, farming industry needs now is scale.

SFF suspends share trading

SFF suspends share trading

Silver Fern Farms has suspended trading of its shares on the unlisted exchange until further notice, as it appears to be in the final stages of its capital-raising process.

SFF predicts debt down to $150m-$180m by end of September

Silver Fern Farms expects to have reduced its debt to between $150million and $180million by the end of the September financial year, down from $289million last year.

Milk price forecast falls 50c

Milk price forecast falls 50c

BNZ has sliced another 50c off its 2015-16 milk price forecast, saying $3.80 represents its best estimate of the middle of ''a very wide range of potential outcomes''.

Fonterra Shareholders Council head replaced

Otorohanga dairy farmer Duncan Coull is the new chairman of the Fonterra Shareholders Council.

Family tips contribute to success in judging

Family tips contribute to success in judging

Stud sheep breeding is in Ben Sutherland's blood.

Demand for beef up as lamb exports fall

Reduced demand from China has seen New Zealand lamb exports drop 4% in the nine months to June.

Farmers' workshop series

A series of workshops in Otago and Southland this month is aimed at helping farmers meet their environmental obligations under the national policy statement for freshwater management.

Fonterra slashes 500 jobs as dairy prices dive

Fonterra slashes 500 jobs as dairy prices dive

Fonterra is axing 523 jobs in the first part of a major review of its business, saving the dairy giant up to $60million a year.

Milk price forecasts plunge

Milk price forecasts plunge

Banks are predicting a lower dairy payout this season than last after another horror result in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.