Sally Rae

Sheep, beef pre-tax profit fall of 20%

Sheep, beef pre-tax profit fall of 20%

South Island sheep and beef farmers are facing a 20% drop in pre-tax profit this season, driven by decreased revenue from sheep, wool and cropping.

Lengthy links in merino field

Lengthy links in merino field

The Merriman name is closely linked with Australia's merino sheep industry.

Country cooker is a little beauty

Country cooker is a little beauty

When it came to the cute factor at the Upper Clutha A&P Show, it was hard to go past the Country Camp Cooker.

Finalists announced for farm environment awards

Finalists announced for farm environment awards

Five finalists have been named for this year's Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Keeping up with the Hendersons

Keeping up with the Hendersons

They joke they could be Dunedin's answer to the Kardashian family.

Drop in prices for dairy products

A revival in dairy prices has come to a halt with an 8.8% drop in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Industry keen to study MIE report

Industry keen to study MIE report

Alliance Group is keen to continue discussions with Meat Industry Excellence to ''better understand'' a report which suggested extensive plant rationalisation throughout New Zealand.

Rationalisation 'compelling'

Rationalisation 'compelling'

Closing 13 sheep and six beef processing plants throughout New Zealand would result in savings of $215.5 million a year, international consultancy firm GHD has found.

Wake-up call for red meat industry

Wake-up call for red meat industry

''Time is now of the essence'' when it comes to the future of New Zealand's red meat industry, Ross Hyland says.

MIE says merger could save billions

Billions of dollars could be saved through red meat industry rationalisation and consolidation, a report commissioned by Meat Industry Excellence says.