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Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing has always been a hobby for Tarras stock manager Cole Wells - but now he had decided to take it one giant step further.

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills has again sounded a note of caution over burgeoning debt levels in the agricultural sector.

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Becci Bishop is something of a globe-trotting vet.

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Admittedly, there was a little sibling rivalry when the High Country Hillbillies took on the Gumboot Girls - and the rest of New Zealand - in the TeenAg national final.

Farmers urged to vote on renewed wool levy

Farmer consultation has officially been launched before October's referendum seeking to reintroduce a wool levy.

Better understanding, communication needed

Better understanding, communication needed

Better communication and understanding within the red meat industry is needed to see better returns, outgoing Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairwoman Jeanette Maxwell says.

Dairying's eco-impact downplayed

Dairying's eco-impact downplayed

Hundreds of small communities, who rely on the dairy industry, risk being ''strangled'' if unrealistically hard nutrient limits are set, Federated Farmers outgoing dairy chairman Willy Leferink has warned.

Dairy prices dropping again after previous blip

Dairy price declines have resumed with a 4.9% fall in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction, putting pressure on Fonterra's milk price forecast for the new season.

Meat plants vulnerable

Meat plants vulnerable

Some meat plants could be closed if the cost of upgrading to meet new water management limits proves prohibitive, the Meat Industry Association (MIA) is warning.

Squalor atypical: NZ Pork

Squalor atypical: NZ Pork

Secretly filmed footage showing what has been described as ''disgusting and squalid'' conditions at a Canterbury pig farm is not typical of the wider pork industry, industry leaders say.