Sally Rae

Alliance waiver slated

Alliance Group chairman Murray Taggart has defended a decision to grant a waiver allowing a director to stand for a fifth term, saying shareholders will decide who they vote for.

Telford offers chance to pass on knowledge

Telford offers chance to pass on knowledge

Having worked in the dairy industries in both Africa and New Zealand, Justin Pigou says they are like ''chalk and cheese''.

Pomahaka catchment plan to manage water quality

Pomahaka catchment plan to manage water quality

Janet Gregory is passionate about both farming and the environment; a firm believer the two go ''hand-in-hand''.

Glad he joined Young Farmers

Glad he joined Young Farmers

When Cantabrian Andy Wells (28) moved south to farm near Clinton, he thought joining Young Farmers might be a good way to meet people.

Getting into the heads of consumers

Getting into the heads of consumers

Getting closer to consumers in very different cultures has become increasingly important for Silver Fern Farms.

Passion for dairy drives manager

Passion for dairy drives manager

When it comes to succeeding in the dairy industry, Maigan Jenkins believes passion is needed. 

Diversity of services competing for awards

Diversity of services competing for awards

Three diverse Southern businesses are among the entrants in this year's Rural Women New Zealand Enterprising Rural Women Awards. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae finds out a little more about them.

Melbourne wool prices 'encouraging'

Melbourne wool prices 'encouraging'

''Encouraging without being spectacular'' was how New Zealand Merino Company commercial manager Keith Ovens described this week's wool sale in Melbourne.

Price forecast tipped to fall by up to $1.50

Price forecast tipped to fall by up to $1.50

Economists have signalled a milk price forecast as low as the mid-$4 range for the 2014-15 season after a flat result in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Falling prices loom over Fonterra results

Falling prices loom over Fonterra results

Falling global dairy prices will hit Fonterra's bottom line when it announces its financial results next week.