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Dairy farmers in loss mode till 2019 at least

Dairy farmers in loss mode till 2019 at least

New forecasts for the ailing dairy sector are claiming farmers may not reach the break-even payout point until 2019 - "at the earliest''.

Kiwi’s strength hits meat returns

Red meat exporters and farmers have been warned the strength of the New Zealand dollar may play havoc with prices and returns this season, both trade receipts and at-the-gate prices.

Turning effluent into electricity

Turning effluent into electricity

Southland cows are good at producing milk, and now it has been proven they are also good at producing another useful staple - electricity.

Dairy farm environmental rules compliance up

Otago dairy farmers have been more compliant with environmental rules in the past year.

Yards 'sold out from under us'

Yards 'sold out from under us'

Some Upper Clutha farmers are outraged by the sale of the Cromwell saleyards to a property developer, labelling the loss of the facility as a "disaster''.

Recognition for passionate young sheep farmer

Recognition for passionate young sheep farmer

Ever since he was a young lad, Will Gibson's passion for the farming sector has been remarkable.

Dairy prices down at auction

Dairy prices down at auction

International dairy prices edged down at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, the price index falling by 0.4% since the previous sale last month.

'Best in the world' fruit in demand

'Best in the world' fruit in demand

The Cromwell Basin is now producing around half of New Zealand's export cherries and they are "the best in the world''.

Silver Fern confident

September 30 has been agreed in principle by Silver Fern Farms and Shanghai Maling as the revised date to meet Overseas Investment Office approval for their joint venture.

Young twins already veterans in showing stock

Young twins already veterans in showing stock

Like all parents, Julia Eden just wanted her children to learn how to read.

Winter woollies

Winter woollies

The first rays of sunshine warm a mob of sheep below Mt Roy, on the shore of Lake Wanaka, following a 4degCelsius frost.

Strong surge in farmer confidence

Strong surge in farmer confidence

Farmer sentiment has taken a big upwards bounce in the latest Rabobank rural confidence survey.

Connecting all dairying women

Connecting all dairying women

When the decision was made to convert their Southland sheep farm to dairying, Katrina Thomas knew nothing about cows.

Winter feed pays dividends

Winter feed pays dividends

Johnny Duncan's fodder beet proved unbeatable in the Maniototo Young Farmers Club's recent winter feed competition.

Venison prices rise

This year's spring peak in venison prices to deer farmers will be the highest in four or five seasons even if further currency appreciation "knocks the top off'', Deer Industry New Zealand says.

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