Farming News

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.

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.

Mothers' war sacrifices 'cruellest loss'

Mothers' war sacrifices 'cruellest loss'

Remembrance of war traditionally focuses on those who gave their lives and those who returned home.

Nitrate absorption trialled

Nitrate absorption trialled

Scientists are trialling a filter system which they hope will provide dairy farmers with a simple and cost effective way of removing nitrates and phosphorus before they reach waterways.

Student in take welcome

Student in take welcome

A significant lift in numbers of students studying agriculture is overdue and ''great news'' for the sector, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chief executive Dr Scott Champion says.

Blazed a trail in sales

Blazed a trail in sales

Looking back, Katrina Allan wonders how she ever managed to juggle motherhood with work and tertiary study.

Visitors increasingly vital for station

Visitors increasingly vital for station

Lake Ohau Station managers Simon and Liko Inkersell are very aware they live in a special environment.

Tussock Creek sharemilkers win Southland Otago award

Tussock Creek sharemilkers win  Southland Otago award

Tussock Creek couple Jono and Kelly Bavin have won the 2015 Southland Otago Sharemilker Equity Farmer of the Year title.

Agriculture tops work deaths

Agriculture tops work deaths

Agriculture accounts for the majority of workplace fatalities in South Canterbury.

Dairy employment breaches head for court

Dairy employment breaches head for court

Action is being taken against 19 employers in the dairy industry for breaches of employment law, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said.

Positive agriculture Omarama winner

Positive agriculture Omarama winner

Omarama farmers Richard and Annabelle Subtil want to help highlight the positive side of agriculture.

Candid advocate top dairy woman

Candid advocate top dairy woman

West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne was recently named Dairy Woman of the Year. She talks to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae. 

Country cooker is a little beauty

Country cooker is a little beauty

When it came to the cute factor at the Upper Clutha A&P Show, it was hard to go past the Country Camp Cooker.

Lengthy links in merino field

Lengthy links in merino field

The Merriman name is closely linked with Australia's merino sheep industry.

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