Sally Rae

Synlait slashes this season's price forecast

Synlait Milk has slashed its milk price forecast from $5 to $4.40 for this season, along with a corresponding decrease in advance rates to farmers.

Sheep milk plant sold to Chinese

Investment of up to $40 million in Invercargill's Blue River Dairy plant is expected following its sale to Chinese interests.

Industry initiative viewed as milestone

Industry initiative viewed as milestone

A $16 million, seven year programme in the deer industry has been described as being a ''game changer'' in the production and marketing of venison.

Westmere Lavender business a personal purple patch

Westmere Lavender business a personal purple patch

Sam Laugesen admits to being an avid animal collector.

Chairman defends Silver Fern's governance

Strong strategic governance is required for Silver Fern Farms and shareholders have a responsibility to elect the best qualified candidates, chairman Rob Hewett says.

From banking to the wine industry

From banking to the wine industry

Jules Matthews has long been a passionate consumer of wine.

Milk forecast lowered

Milk forecast lowered

Fonterra has dropped its milk volume forecast for the current season, reflecting the impact of dry conditions on production.

Shotover camera tech world leader

Shotover camera tech world leader

When Prime Minister John Key walked in the door of Shotover Camera Systems late last year, general manager Brad Hurndell reckons he wasn't expecting to find what he encountered in Queenstown.

Record canola crop on irrigated plot

Record canola crop on irrigated plot

As dry conditions continue in North Otago, a world-record canola crop harvested at Hilderthorpe has provided proof of the benefits of irrigation.

Sheep and vineyards a winning combination

Sheep and vineyards a winning combination

Timbo Deaker and Jason Thomson might know a thing or two about grapes but they admit they are ''totally green'' when it comes to sheep.