Farming News

Environmental manager's job an ideal fit

Environmental manager's job an ideal fit

When Beef and Lamb New Zealand decided to create a new environmental extension manager position, it was an ideal job for Erica van Reenen.

Inspectors enforcing employment laws

Labour inspectors this week began visiting dairy farmers who employ migrant labour.

New, faster CT scanner at Invermay

New, faster CT scanner at Invermay

Sheep and deer farmers in the South Island can now benefit from faster and more accurate carcass measurements, thanks to a new CT scanner in AgResearch's campus at Invermay, near Mosgiel.

Parasite update on conference agenda

Parasites and drenching are likely to be one of the topics of conversation at the inaugural NZGoats conference in Queenstown later this month.

Career path to ownership changing

Career path to ownership changing

There is a shortage of 50/50 sharemilking jobs within the dairy industry, which may prevent some dairy farmers from pursuing their farm ownership dreams.

Hub to replace demonstration farm

A planned ''one-stop shop'' dairy hub in Southland will give industry organisations the chance to collaborate and utilise one central space, Southland Demonstration Farm business manager Stacy McNaught says.

Optimistic forecast for meat, wool

Sheep and beef farmers across the country have been breathing a sigh of relief over the past week as Beef and Lamb NZ has released a positive-look forecast for meat and wool prices.

Executives appointed to new genetics entity

Beef and Lamb New Zealand has appointed a chairman and general manager to run the new entity Beef and Lamb New Zealand Genetics.

Couple's heifers steal the Royal A&P show

South Otago couple Darrell and Julie Wendelgeist must be doing something right.

Public flocks to national alpaca open day

Public flocks to national alpaca open day

Alpaca farmers and stud breeders nationwide opened their properties to the public to showcase their animals and encourage people to learn more about them, as part of the national alpaca day on Sunday.

Korea, NZ team up on velvet

New Zealand's deer industry intends working with Korean deer farmers to increase demand for New Zealand velvet in South Korea, its largest market.

Breed event in Otago

More than 60 registrations from throughout New Zealand have been received for Perendale New Zealand's national conference in Otago this week.

Passionate about the Perendale

Passionate about the Perendale

Ask Duncan Smith why he has stuck with the Perendale breed and the answer is succinct.

An affinity for the rural sector

An affinity for the rural sector

When David Paterson started work as a rural valuer more than 30 years ago, things were very different.

Barn system 'definitely not for the faint-hearted'

Barn system 'definitely not for the faint-hearted'

While the conversion of a dryland sheep farm into a dairy farm where cows are housed in barns has been an amazing journey, owner Willy Leferink readily admits the change is not a silver bullet for the industry.

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