Farming News

‘People Lift’ having an effect

‘People Lift’ having an effect

During challenging times such as those the dairy industry is now experiencing, being efficient on-farm is crucial.

Training for Farmstrong cycling tour

Training for Farmstrong cycling tour

A cycle seat is not the sort of saddle that Olivia Ross is ordinarily accustomed to.

MIE wants director seats on Beef + Lamb

Meat Industry Excellence is seeking to replace the two processor representative positions on the board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand with its own directors.

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

The challenge of achieving sustainability and growing pressure on New Zealand's rural landscape were highlighted during a national geography conference at the University of Otago yesterday.

Fonterra milk price falls again

Fonterra milk price falls again

Fonterra's latest farmgate milk price forecast for 2015/6 is already under downward pressure after dairy prices fell for the third time in a row at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, the GDT price index dropping by 7.4% since the last sale.

Course already tidy for Legends

Course already tidy for Legends

When it comes to maintaining the Tokarahi golf course, greenkeeper Marty McCone has the same philosophy as for his farm - he likes it tidy all the time.

Purchase of five dairy farms approved

Dairy Farms NZ has gained Overseas Investment Office approval for its $47 million purchase of five central Southland dairy farms ahead of a further capital-raising and eventual listing on the New Zealand sharemarket.

Weevils released in trial

Weevils released in trial

Scientists are looking to Chile for a solution to controlling a weed native to that country.

New CEO for meat industry bodies

Sam McIvor has been appointed chief executive of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Alliance drafter has eye for winner

Alliance drafter has eye for winner

Warwick Howie received a little good-natured ribbing when he won the Paddock to Plate competition at the recent Otago-Taieri A&P Show.

Woolson shorn at last

Woolson shorn at last

Woolson, the ram rescued by the Dannevirke SPCA in a night time operation by jet boat, has finally had what's believed to be his first shear.

Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra has cut its farmgate milk price forecast for the 2015/6 season to $4.15 a kg of milksolids from a previous forecast of $4.60 a kg in response to weak international prices.

Volume,not value, gets record red meat returns

Volume,not value, gets record red meat returns

Total red meat export revenue might have reached a record high in the first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season, but average per-tonne values were down.

Purple haze proves a hit

Purple haze proves a hit

Blake Foster has contemplated putting a warning sign on State Highway 80 that reads ‘‘caution, purple distraction ahead''.

Top ram price $13,500

A Perendale ram from North Otago's Newhaven stud achieved the top price of $13,500 at recent ram sales in Gore.

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