Sally Rae

Farmer confidence dives

Farmer confidence has plunged to its lowest level in nearly a decade, driven by the slump in global dairy markets.

Request for SFF meeting gets support

Request for SFF meeting gets support

Heriot farmer Allan Richardson has been ''overwhelmed'' by support from Silver Fern Farms suppliers wanting a full analysis of the potential benefits and risks of a merger with Alliance Group.

Rabobank sees delay in dairy upturn

Rabobank sees delay in dairy upturn

Any sustained upturn in the dairy market is unlikely to be seen until the first half of next year, Rabobank's latest dairy quarterly report says.

Student out to make a difference

Student out to make a difference

Shaun Snoxell loves the land and food production.

Focus on support networks

A gathering of rural professionals is being held in Oamaru next week to highlight the support networks available to farmers.

Life membership takes Elliot by surprise

When Mike Elliot was presented with life membership of Otago Federated Farmers, he said it took him by complete surprise.

Jeweller has work on hand

Jeweller has work on hand

It is safe to say that Rachael Morrison is probably the only person ever to have had the Eiffel Tower stuck to her finger.

Meat marketing entity fails

Meat marketing entity fails

Meat processors have scuppered Beef and Lamb New Zealand's plans to create a collaborative marketing entity for sheepmeat and beef.

Sign dairy prices bottoming out

Sign dairy prices bottoming out

The latest GlobalDairyTrade auction results offers ''the mildest of encouragements'' that global dairy prices might be bottoming out, economists say.

Bid to turn wrap into insulation

Bid to turn wrap into insulation

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure.