Farming News

App helps keep hives humming

App helps keep hives humming

Brice Horner gets a buzz about educating others about beekeeping.

DairyNZ field days focus on management of feed

Tips and information to help manage the ups and downs of fluctuating milk prices will be provided at a series of DairyNZ events in September and October.

Canola grower all in favour of friendly rivalry

Canola grower all in favour of friendly rivalry

Competition is hotting up globally in the world of canola and even Guinness World Records is finally excited.

Chairman mad about red meat

Chairman mad about red meat

Meat Industry Excellence is ''open for business'' - but it's also waiting to see what Silver Fern Farms is up to, newly elected chairman Peter McDonald says.

Five Otago entries for farmer of year award

Five Otago entries for farmer of year award

Five Otago farming businesses are among those entered for the 2015 Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year award.

Conservation planting crowdfunded

Conservation planting crowdfunded

Crowdfunding might be better known for assisting fledgling businesses but it is also helping restore New Zealand waterways.

Warning of need to remain vigilant

Warning of need to remain vigilant

While a lift in dairy prices suggests there might be ''light at the end of the tunnel'', the industry needs to remain vigilant, Federated Farmers has cautioned.

Dairy farm prices falling - REINZ

Dairy farm prices falling - REINZ

Dairy farm prices are dropping, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.

Milk prices surge at latest auction

Milk prices surge at latest auction

Wholemilk powder prices, which play a big part in the formation of Fonterra's farmgate milk price, rallied by 19.1% to US$1856 a tonne at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, raising hopes that prices may finally have turned.

Bank expects dairy prices to bounce back

Bank expects dairy prices to bounce back

The recent collapse in dairy prices does not equate to long-term structural market change in the sector, rural lending specialist Rabobank says.

Fonterra share in South Is beneath threshold

Fonterra share in South Is beneath threshold

Fonterra's market share in the South Island has slipped beneath the 80% threshold specified in its enabling legislation, the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says.

Premium US beef supplier likes SFF

Premium US beef supplier likes SFF

Lenny Lebovich has travelled the world to see where the best grass fed beef was to be found.

Waikato farmer wins SFF top award

Waikato farmer wins SFF top award

When Silver Fern Farms' Plate to Pasture Awards judges visited Neil Aicken's Waikato farm, they were impressed with his clear vision for his business.

Little bit of everything at Gore A&P's fundraising ball

Whether you're in the market for a Hereford or hay, fodder beet or firewood, the Gore A&P Association's Spring Ball is the place to be.

Export prospects bright, analyst says

Export prospects bright, analyst says

Rebuilding the drought depleted beef cow herd in the United States could affect the strong demand for Kiwi beef - but the outlook for New Zealand's beef exports remains bright, an analyst says.

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