Sally Rae

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.

Dairy recovery anticipated – by Christmas

Dairy recovery anticipated – by Christmas

Dairy commodity prices are predicted to stay in a trough period for another three to six months.

Focus on consumers behind Pasture to Plate success

Focus on consumers behind Pasture to Plate success

King Country farmer William Oliver's belief in the consumer stemmed from his time studying at the University of Otago.

On the right path, award finalist says

On the right path, award finalist says

Maniototo farmer David Crutchley is a finalist in the inaugural Green Agriculture Innovation Awards.

Taking Kiwi flavours to the world

Taking Kiwi flavours to the world

The Seriously Good Chocolate Company in Invercargill stemmed from one woman's attempts to cheer up her hairdresser by making some chocolate truffles. Now Jane Stanton is exporting a taste of New Zealand to the world, as business reporter Sally Rae reports.

NZ watching water rules, landowners told

NZ watching water rules, landowners told

Landholders in Otago have been urged to understand where they are in relation to the Otago Regional Council's new water quality rules and start putting environmental practice ''front of mind''.

Community rallies to support family

Community rallies to support family

The North Otago community is rallying to support the Stackhouse family following the recent slaughter of about 195 sheep on their Ngapara farm.

Government funding given to deer farming project

Government funding given to deer farming project

A $500,000 project aimed at increasing deer farming profitability has attracted Government support through the Sustainable Farming Fund.

Return to profit: Blue Sky smiling

Blue Sky Meats' return to profitability spells an end to about two and-a-half years of turmoil in the international sheep meat industry, chairman Graham Cooney says.