Sally Rae

Second South Island title

Second South Island title

Sheepdog Gemma has done it again.

Dairy prices show 'emerging crisis'

Dairy prices show 'emerging crisis'

Dairy prices have reached their lowest point since 2009 with yet another fall in GlobalDairyTrade auction prices.

Remuneration for farm workers up

Farm employee pay is increasing despite tough industry conditions, Federated Farmers and Rabobank's latest remuneration report shows.

Dairy price rise case of 'when not if'

Dairy price rise case of 'when not if'

DairyNZ research and the latest economic outlook for dairy farming was outlined at a Farmers Forum, organised by DairyNZ, in Balclutha last weekend. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae went along.

DairyNZ chief's bloodline is farming

DairyNZ chief's bloodline is farming

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle always wanted to be a farmer.

Dairy hub call by end of May

A decision on whether the Southern Dairy Hub will proceed could be made by the end of the month after farmer contributions failed to meet the $2 million target.

Milk price forecast 20c cut 'difficult pill'

A further 20-cent cut in Fonterra's milk price forecast has been described as a ''difficult pill for farmers to swallow'', stripping about $370 million from farm incomes this season.

Dollar, dairy forecast, drought have impact on farm sales

Prudent farm purchasers have ''carefully assessed'' the reduced milk price forecast and the high New Zealand dollar, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand rural spokesman Brian Peacocke says.

Perfumier strikes gold after intrepid journey

Perfumier strikes gold after intrepid journey

Lesley Keen's latest business venture has the golden touch, for goldmining is a pursuit embedded on both sides of her family and has inspired the name of her perfumery business, Goldminer's Daughter.

Women to get a break

It's ladies only in Middlemarch next week.