Sally Rae

Fonterra expanding capacity

Fonterra expanding capacity

Fonterra will spend about $157 million installing three new plants at its Edendale site as part of a more than half-billion-dollar upgrade of processing capacity.

Milk price hold welcomed

Fonterra's decision to hold its forecast farm-gate milk price for the 2014-15 season at $6 reflects the longer-term outlook for international dairy prices, chairman John Wilson says.

Pleased to be in running for business award

Pleased to be in running for business award

Helen Darling admits she was ''really chuffed'' to be named a finalist in the business entrepreneur category of this year's Women of Influence awards.

Landcorp more than doubles profit

Landcorp more than doubles profit

State-owned Landcorp Farming has more than doubled its profit for the June year, with dairy production expansion contributing to the strong result.

13% drop in Cavalier profit

Difficult trading conditions in Australia and a strong New Zealand dollar have affected carpet manufacturer Cavalier Corporation's result for the year to June.

Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

When Fred Ellis boarded a ship at Port Chalmers in 1957 in charge of a consignment of stud sheep bound for Brazil, he was ''dead scared''.

Couple thrilled with move north

Couple thrilled with move north

Dairying is likely be a regular topic of discussion in the Duffy household.

Alpaca breeders forming owners' group

Alpaca breeders forming owners' group

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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.