Farming News

Effluent pond test tool a first: designer

Effluent pond test tool a first: designer

The designer and developer of a new, high resolution device to test whether effluent ponds are leaking says it is the first test in New Zealand which provides farmers with accurate scientific information.

Bull fetches $31k

Millers Flat Hereford breeders Gray and Robyn Pannett achieved a top price of $31,000 at their recent bull sale.

Centenaries marked

Centenaries marked

Long-standing family farm ownership was recognised recently at the New Zealand Century Farm and Station Awards in Lawrence.

Awards experience gave confidence

Awards experience gave confidence

Dave and Janene Divers first entered the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards four years ago.

Delmont Angus bull fetches top price of $15,000

A top price of $15,000 was achieved at the 15th Delmont Angus bull sale held recently on farm at Kuriwao.

Texel 'coming of age'

Texel 'coming of age'

Geoff Howie was one of the original breeders who invested in Texel sheep when they were released from quarantine in 1990.

Dairy an "area of risk": Reserve Bank

Increased dairy farm foreclosures look likely if product prices remain weak, the Reserve Bank said in its latest financial stability report.

Initiative promotes agricultural careers

Initiative promotes agricultural careers

When it comes to his career, Leon Olsson's only regret is that he did not get into the agricultural sector earlier.

Southerners dominate

Southerners dominate

It was nearly a southern clean sweep in this year's New Zealand ewe hogget competition.

New agribusiness course

The opportunities for young people to forge a professional career in the agribusiness sector are ''so diverse'', John McGlashan College principal Neil Garry says.

Dairy price rise case of 'when not if'

Dairy price rise case of 'when not if'

DairyNZ research and the latest economic outlook for dairy farming was outlined at a Farmers Forum, organised by DairyNZ, in Balclutha last weekend. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae went along.

DairyNZ chief's bloodline is farming

DairyNZ chief's bloodline is farming

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle always wanted to be a farmer.

Dollar, dairy forecast, drought have impact on farm sales

Prudent farm purchasers have ''carefully assessed'' the reduced milk price forecast and the high New Zealand dollar, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand rural spokesman Brian Peacocke says.

Commodity index down, but wool does well

Commodity index down, but wool does well

The ASB New Zealand commodity index fell last week but lamb, beef and wool prices all posted rises close to 2% in United States dollar terms.

Sheep and beef farmers must be registered to vote on levy

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is encouraging farmers to check they are registered to vote in the sheep and beef levy referendum that will be held this year.

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