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Farmers unhappy with SFF

Farmers unhappy with SFF

Frustrated Silver Fern Farms shareholders are seeking support to force a special meeting in a bid to obtain full analysis of the potential benefits and risks of a merger with Alliance Group.

Online licensing training an NZ first

Online licensing training an NZ first

Two Dunedin-based businesses have teamed up to increase access to training for people working in licensed premises.

PGGW performance 'held up well'

PGG Wrightson's trading performance has ''held up well'' over the second half of its financial year, despite challenging conditions in the farming sector.

Never too busy for trialling

Never too busy for trialling

Newly elected New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association president Graham White may have a big year ahead of him - but he will still fit in some dog trialling.

Tech expos for everybody

From the technophobes to the techno savvy, all farmers will be catered for at technology expos in Otago this month.

Winning vet ever on the go

Winning vet ever on the go

Oamaru-based veterinarian Dave Robertson has been described as ''someone who lives and breathes sheep and beef''.

Dairy farming leader backs Fonterra

Dairy farming leader backs Fonterra

Do not sack Fonterra's leadership - that is the message from one Otago dairy farming industry leader.

Chinese company backing research

Chinese dairy giant Yili and its New Zealand subsidiary, Oceania Dairy, have established a research and development centre at Lincoln University.

Beef underpins 8% gain in exports

Beef underpins 8% gain in exports

High beef prices and strong New Zealand production have driven an expected 8% rise in meat and wool sector revenue in the year to June.

Steady export growth likely

''Better times to come'' are being forecast for New Zealand's primary industries sector.