Farming News

Port dairy cows spared

Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille is looking at various options to get his milk back on the market.

Retiring prof’s work continues

Retiring prof’s work continues

Prof Frank Griffin describes his lengthy career in animal science at the University of Otago in his own inimitable way.

Couple impressed with RMPP programme

Couple impressed with RMPP programme

Growing up on a pig farm near Oamaru, David Smith wanted nothing else but to be a sheep and beef farmer.

Old meets new on China’s farms

Old meets new on China’s farms

The vast region of Inner Mongolia is an important agricultural producer in China. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae pays a visit.

Tougher rules over bobby calves

Tougher rules over bobby calves

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.

Govt mulling options after velvetleaf outbreak

Govt mulling options after velvetleaf outbreak

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 velvetleaf.

Five-year deal ‘huge' for fine-wool sector

Five-year deal ‘huge' for fine-wool sector

"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 Company.

Shareholders seek to revisit joint venture

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.

Merino work recognised

Bill Gibson, the elder statesman of the merino industry, has been recognised for his vast contribution to the breed.

Milk prices rise

Milk prices rise

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.

Close watch on dairy auction

Close watch on dairy auction

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 market consensus.

Japanese visit source of their wool

Japanese visit source of their wool

Delegates from Japanese suit maker Konaka were treated to a Kiwi farm experience and more when they visited Closeburn Station recently.

Wilding conifers and Tb targeted

Wilding conifers and Tb targeted

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 reached.

Climbing robots marshalling to invade Europe

Climbing robots marshalling to invade Europe

Christchurch company Invert Robotics, which uses robotics to change the way industrial tanks are inspected, is raising capital to expand into the European market.

Demonstration farm turning to dairying

Demonstration farm turning to dairying

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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