Farming News

Fonterra advised to better inform

Fonterra's milk price signalling needs to "drastically'' improve for its farmers.

Invermay tackling water quality

Invermay tackling water quality

Staff at AgResearch Invermay are looking at other ways, beyond just fencing off waterways, to help improve water quality on its deer farm.

From wet feet to wool sock success

From wet feet to wool sock success

It all began with cold, wet feet.

Wool up, dollar drifting higher

Prices at last week's South Island wool sale rebounded after a month of uncertainty.

Objects of the exercise

Objects of the exercise

They are the unsung heroes of the Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships.

Farmers urged to keep eye on velvetleaf

Farmers urged to keep eye on velvetleaf

Farmers should remain vigilant over the invasive pest plant velvetleaf and its ability to damage fodder beet crops, the Otago Regional Council warns.

Livestock broker tackles broncos

Livestock broker tackles broncos

He's a bronc riding, world-record setting "stick-throwing'' stock agent.

Mt Cargill ferret Tb survey

Mt Cargill ferret Tb survey

A ferret survey is being undertaken in the Mt Cargill area, near Dunedin, after last year's bovine Tb outbreak.

Farm pay grows

Dry stock farmers' salaries have grown strongly in the past year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank's 2015-16 employee remuneration report.

Side event chance to connect

Attend the South Island Dairy Event 2016 in Invercargill and invest in yourself and your business.

Safety change generational

Safety change generational

Lynn Carty reckons Health and Safety is a little bit like the old seatbelt campaigns.

Seed contamination dampens prices

New Zealand wool prices declined last week as wool contaminated with plant matter was discounted.

App saves H&S paperwork

Onside has launched an online health and safety app for farmers to make compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 easier.

Record fleece contest entries

Record fleece contest entries

Sharyn Miller (left) and Brenna Sharland, from the New Zealand Merino Company, sort entries in this year's Child Cancer Foundation fleece competition.

Velvetleaf inspections nearing completion

Velvetleaf inspections nearing completion

Inspections of Otago fodder beet crops for possible velvetleaf contamination should be completed by the end of this week.

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