Farming News

Tree lucerne planting should be widely encouraged

Present drought conditions are spreading and will remain with us for some time.

$75m market growth good for organics

$75m market growth good for organics

Organic Dairy and Pastoral Group chairman Glenn Mead says the results of the latest research report on the organic sector are ''very encouraging''.

Leadership skills programme an 'eye-opener'

Leadership skills programme an 'eye-opener'

When Amanda Hasselman returned home to Glenorchy after attending a leadership skills programme in Wellington, she admits her brain was ''fizzing''.

Vote backs funding red-meat initiative

Vote backs funding red-meat initiative

Sheep and beef farmers have given the seal of approval to co-fund the $65 million Collaboration for Sustainable Growth red-meat sector initiative, paving the way for the programme to proceed.

'Massive' farmer turnout expected at Gore meeting

'Massive' farmer turnout expected at Gore meeting

Farmers are being urged to form a united front when the future of the red meat industry is discussed in Gore next week.

Wool grower's US visit inspires confidence

Wool grower's US visit inspires confidence

When Andrew Paterson visited a factory in the United States that turned his fine wool into socks, he came away feeling extremely positive about the future.

Chances seen with choppers 'downtrack'

Chances seen with choppers 'downtrack'

After 10 years flying fixed-wing aircraft doing agricultural work, Alister Lister could see the industry was changing.

Market firm with good demand

A high percentage of lambs wool was on offer at the wool sale in Christchurch last week, with the balance crossbred fleece and second shear wools.

China consumers to be surveyed on lamb preferences

A consumer research programme, to be launched by Alliance Group, will survey Chinese consumers on the taste and quality of New Zealand lamb, in comparison with Chinese and Inner Mongolian lamb.

Different approach transforms farm

Different approach transforms farm

It would be fair to say there was a reasonable amount of frustration at Shortlands Station a few years ago.

New service helps farmers meet environmental costs

New service helps farmers meet environmental costs

The increasing need for farmers to meet compliance costs as they expand their operations has led the ASB Bank to launch a low-cost ''rural environmental compliance loan''.

Dairy Expo broadens view of the industry

Dairy Expo broadens view of the industry

Question - what's black and white and red all over? Not necessarily a newspaper.

Broncs go on trek to winter home

Broncs go on trek to winter home

The Outlaw Broncs have headed for the hills.

Couple thrilled when calf cleans up

Couple thrilled when calf cleans up

When Rob and Katrina Kelly entered a 7-month-old calf in the New Zealand Dairy Event - the country's biggest dairy show - they were hoping to win the calf class.

'Wiggy' working to better his skills

'Wiggy' working to better his skills

Meet Wiggy from Wales.

Paul ''Wiggy'' Davies has been in North Otago working for shearing contractor Owen Rowland, having met Mr Rowland when he was over shearing in Wales.

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