Sally Rae

Salt of the earth in the shed

Salt of the earth in the shed

Daily life in a shearing gang has struck a chord with New Zealand television viewers, leading to filming of the third series of Shearing Gang, which follows the men and women of Alexandra-based Peter Lyon Shearing and screens on Prime. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae paid a visit to Ida Valley Station, in the heart of rural Central Otago, yesterday and met some of the ''stars'' involved.

Skellerup profit up 116% on back of dairy sector

Skellerup profit up 116% on back of dairy sector

Buoyancy in the dairy sector has underpinned a record performance from Skellerup's agri division.

Prices ease but wool still up 15% on last year's price

Prices ease but wool still up 15% on last year's price

Prices eased at yesterday's South Island wool sale in Christchurch after a month of good gains.

Little sign of rise in dairy prices

Little sign of rise in dairy prices

Dairy prices may have shown signs of stabilising but there is little sign of a strong rise soon.

Otago region lowest in consumer confidence

Otago has recorded the lowest level of consumer confidence across the regions in the latest ANZ regional trends quarterly economic survey.

Solar panels generate interest

Solar panels generate interest

Blueskin Nurseries and Cafe is powering ahead.

Mouse: breeding for a top mount

Mouse: breeding for a top mount

In Loretta Tait's eyes, a horse called Mouse is her superstar.

Red meat reformers take pulse of the South

Red meat reformers take pulse of the South

When it comes to sorting out the red meat industry, Ross Hyland likes to use an analogy, comparing it with the situation Air New Zealand faced.

Cheese maker proud to be 'old school'

Cheese maker proud to be 'old school'

Shirley Loats is unashamedly ''old school'' when it comes to making cheese.

Return to $6.50 milk price tipped

Return to $6.50 milk price tipped

A lift back towards a $6.50 milk price for the 2015-16 season is being predicted, driven by a softer New Zealand dollar and an improvement in international prices.