Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille is looking at
various options to get his milk back on the market.
Prof Frank Griffin describes his lengthy career in animal
science at the University of Otago in his own inimitable way.
Growing up on a pig farm near Oamaru, David Smith wanted
nothing else but to be a sheep and beef farmer.
The vast region of Inner Mongolia is an important
agricultural producer in China. Agribusiness reporter Sally
Rae pays a visit.
Tougher rules around the treatment of bobby calves will start
before the spring calving season, but other measures on food
and shelter will be delayed until next year.
Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says he had
"strong words" with his Italian counterpart after seeds
imported from Italy led to a potentially costly outbreak of
"A breath of fresh air for fine wool'' is how Central Otago
farmer Bevan McKnight describes a $45 million deal between
Italian textile company Reda and the New Zealand Merino
Silver Fern Farms will hold a special meeting in Dunedin on
July 11 after a request from a group of shareholders to
revisit the Shanghai Maling joint venture.
Bill Gibson, the elder statesman of the merino industry, has
been recognised for his vast contribution to the breed.
Dairy auction prices started the new season in a positive way
as the overall 3.4% average price rise was the second-highest
of the year.
The GlobalDairyTrade auction early tomorrow morning takes on
more significance than usual because of Fonterra's first
indication of next season's milk price being lower than the
Delegates from Japanese suit maker Konaka were treated to a
Kiwi farm experience and more when they visited Closeburn
The primary sector did not miss out in Budget 2016 funding
but in relation to other sectors, the money was not as high
profile and it has a long lead-in time before goals will be
Christchurch company Invert Robotics, which uses robotics to
change the way industrial tanks are inspected, is raising
capital to expand into the European market.
Southland Demonstration Farm (SDF) at Wallacetown, near
Invercargill, is changing from operating a leased farm to
establishing the Southern Dairy Hub.
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