Sally Rae

Encouraged to vote

Alliance Group shareholders are being urged to vote in this year's director elections. Six candidates are nominated for two vacancies.

Century on farms call

'Tis the season to apply for the 2016 New Zealand Century Farm and Station Awards.

Bovine Tb found in three Mt Cargill herds

Bovine Tb found in three Mt Cargill herds

An investigation is under way to find the cause of a ''disappointing'' bovine Tb outbreak in three herds at Mt Cargill, on the outskirts of Dunedin.

Modest rise in global dairy prices

Modest rise in global dairy prices

Dairy prices lifted modestly in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction, breaking a run of three consecutive falls.

Wool carpet to be sold in Australia

Wool carpet to be sold in Australia

When Maniototo farmers Johnny and Jane Girvan were looking for new carpet, there was one obvious choice.

Drop in lamb numbers; smallest crop since 1953

Drop in lamb numbers; smallest crop since 1953

Fewer ewe numbers, reduced lambing percentages and fewer hoggets mated has seen the smallest lamb crop in New Zealand since 1953.

Lamb price expected to be down

Average farm-gate lamb prices this season are predicted to ''nudge a few percent'' below last season.

Relaxation of China one-child policy good for NZ

Relaxation of China one-child policy good for NZ

A mini baby-boom in China is expected to help underpin Chinese demand for New Zealand food exports, possibly as soon as nine months away.

Farm groups slam cruelty

Dairy farmers and industry groups have been quick to condemn the actions of a ''minority'' involved in mistreating bobby calves.

High value seen in omega-3 in lamb

High value seen in omega-3 in lamb

''Exciting stuff'' is how Murray Behrent describes a project examining omega-3 content in lamb.