Farming News

Singer is loving country living

Singer is loving country living

She's opened for the Hollies and sung for Robert Kennedy jun - now Bex Murray is holed up in the Hakataramea Valley and she could not be happier.

City girl goes country – and loves it

City girl goes country – and loves it

It's a long way from London to Livingstone.

Farmers cashing up assets

Farmers cashing up assets

Otago dairy farmers are selling what they can to generate cash flow as they face up to an immediate prospect of lower milk payout prices for the next 18 months to two years.

Milk production forecast to drop

Milk production forecast to drop

DairyNZ says New Zealand milk production is expected to fall by 2 or 3 percent this season as farmers focus on improving the efficiency of their farming systems.

Milk powder prices plunge at auction

Milk powder prices plunge at auction

Results of the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, which saw whole milk powder prices drop by 10.3 per cent to their lowest point since 2008, will weigh heavily on Fonterra's board meeting on Friday when the co-op is expected to slash its 2015/6 farmgate milk price forecast. 

Farmer convicted over animal cruelty

Warning: Graphic Content. 

A former Westport dairy manager who shot a cow in the leg and dumped another live cow in an offal pit after breaking the tails of hundreds of others, was convicted in the Greymouth District Court today on a raft of charges of wilful and reckless animal cruelty.

Increased reports concerning farm animal welfare

More people are reporting concerns about the welfare of farm animals, official data shows, particularly on lifestyle blocks.

Showing Ayrshire cattle fine hobby

Showing Ayrshire cattle fine hobby

Bruce Eade doesn't go fishing or own a boat.

Scale next step for koura industry

Scale next step for koura industry

The concept has been proven and what Otago Southland's fledgling freshwater crayfish, or koura, farming industry needs now is scale.

Calf rearing seminar abuzz

Calf rearing seminar abuzz

More than 40 people attended the seminar, where Seales Winslow nutritionist Wendy Morgan spoke on getting the important aspects of calf rearing correct, from housing, hygiene, colostrum intake window and the essentials of the feeding regime, through to weaning, incorporating growing to target dates and weights.

Changes to dairy awards

Changes have been made to the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

Dairy farmer fined over animal neglect

A South Waikato dairy farmer has been ordered to pay more than $3000 and undertake more than 200 hours of community work after pleading guilty to neglect and ill treatment of cows.

Family tips contribute to success in judging

Family tips contribute to success in judging

Stud sheep breeding is in Ben Sutherland's blood.

Demand for beef up as lamb exports fall

Reduced demand from China has seen New Zealand lamb exports drop 4% in the nine months to June.

Farmers' workshop series

A series of workshops in Otago and Southland this month is aimed at helping farmers meet their environmental obligations under the national policy statement for freshwater management.

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