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Solar panels generate interest

Solar panels generate interest

Blueskin Nurseries and Cafe is powering ahead.

Mouse: breeding for a top mount

Mouse: breeding for a top mount

In Loretta Tait's eyes, a horse called Mouse is her superstar.

Red meat reformers take pulse of the South

Red meat reformers take pulse of the South

When it comes to sorting out the red meat industry, Ross Hyland likes to use an analogy, comparing it with the situation Air New Zealand faced.

Cheese maker proud to be 'old school'

Cheese maker proud to be 'old school'

Shirley Loats is unashamedly ''old school'' when it comes to making cheese.

Return to $6.50 milk price tipped

Return to $6.50 milk price tipped

A lift back towards a $6.50 milk price for the 2015-16 season is being predicted, driven by a softer New Zealand dollar and an improvement in international prices.

Insights from Canada water trip

Insights from Canada water trip

When Waitaki Irrigators Collective policy manager Elizabeth Soal headed to Canada recently, she wanted to learn more about how water issues were managed, given that nation's similarities with New Zealand.

Award for Maniototo farmer

Award for Maniototo farmer

Maniototo farmer David Crutchley has been named the supreme winner of the inaugural Green Agriculture Innovation Awards.

Commission questions Fonterra payouts

A decision by Fonterra to cut last season's forecast payout to 55c below what was calculated in its milk price manual was not consistent with incentives for the dairy giant to operate efficiently, a Commerce Commission draft report has found.

Dairy, forestry drive down sheep numbers

Continued pressure on sheep numbers from alternative land uses is not expected to abate, despite improved forecasts for lamb prices.

PGG Wrightson posts after-tax profit of $42.3m for year

PGG Wrightson has returned to profitability and recorded a $42.3 million after-tax profit for the year to June.