Farming News

Weevils released in trial

Weevils released in trial

Scientists are looking to Chile for a solution to controlling a weed native to that country.

Woolson shorn at last

Woolson shorn at last

Woolson, the ram rescued by the Dannevirke SPCA in a night time operation by jet boat, has finally had what's believed to be his first shear.

Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra has cut its farmgate milk price forecast for the 2015/6 season to $4.15 a kg of milksolids from a previous forecast of $4.60 a kg in response to weak international prices.

Volume,not value, gets record red meat returns

Volume,not value, gets record red meat returns

Total red meat export revenue might have reached a record high in the first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season, but average per-tonne values were down.

Purple haze proves a hit

Purple haze proves a hit

Blake Foster has contemplated putting a warning sign on State Highway 80 that reads ‘‘caution, purple distraction ahead''.

Dairy farmer course expansion hailed

Dairy farmer course expansion hailed

The expansion of a Southland-devised course which helps cash-strapped dairy farmers improve their on-farm processes and save money ‘‘could not have come at a better time'', Venture Southland business projects co-ordinator Scott Whyte says.

Southerners in award finals

Two young agribusiness professionals, both with southern connections, are in the finals of the transtasman Zanda McDonald award.

Top ram price $13,500

A Perendale ram from North Otago's Newhaven stud achieved the top price of $13,500 at recent ram sales in Gore.

Sgt Dan employee trainee of the year

Sgt Dan employee trainee of the year

Sgt Dan Stockfoods Ltd employee Craig Jones, of Gore, has been named the New Zealand Feed Manufacturers Association's feed trainee of the year for 2015.

Shareholder needs focus of manager

Shareholder needs focus of manager

Nigel Jones is a strong believer in co-operatives.

Beef and Lamb scientist takes genetics to farmers

Beef and Lamb scientist takes genetics to farmers

One of the best parts of Annie O'Connell's job is connecting with farmers.

Proactive approach succeeds

Proactive approach succeeds

When it comes to grappling with water-quality issues, Madeline Hall has a suggestion for farmers.

MIE will go on, if wanted

Meat Industry Excellence says it will carry on, if farmers want it, despite further resignations from the group's executive.

'Fearless leadership’ urged

'Fearless leadership’ urged

When Dutch couple Helen and Art Blom came to New Zealand in the mid-1990s, it was to be only a temporary stint.

WIRL gains $8.4m funding

WIRL gains $8.4m funding

New Zealand's wool industry could be ‘‘transformed'' by a research partnership that has secured $8.4million of Government investment over seven years, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy say.

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