Farming News

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.

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.

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