The use of drones as an agricultural tool is likely to become
more popular in the future but Federated Farmers (FFNZ) is
concerned there is the potential for misuse around privacy
Not all fats are created equal, and work by AgResearch is
looking into how this knowledge can help reduce lamb deaths.
The numbers have been crunched
and dairying does not add up.
Man's best friend is in the spotlight, or, more correctly,
the camera flash, in this case.
At Willowview Pastures in North Otago, staff are considered
an integral part of the business.
Competing in New Zealand is a chance for Welsh shearers to
learn from the best.
It was while driving a tractor in Australia that Andrew
Humphries came up with the idea of a software system to track
Canterbury farmer Sam Zino is well on the way to showing that
deer farming is a viable alternative.
The changeable summer is frustrating not only arable farmers
trying to bring in the harvest, but also the country's bees,
and ultimately the beekeepers.
Canterbury is set to celebrate the role of farming families.
Despite a large number of entries in this year's sale,
breeders of coloured sheep were disappointed with how many
were passed in.
Young Farmer Contest Tasman region defending champion Reuben
Carter is working in Hamilton, but he insists the move is
North Otago's cropping farmers are ''waiting with great
expectations'', Foundation for Arable Research representative
Peter Mitchell says.
The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year
of Family Farming.
Reducing farmer stress remains a high priority for Federated
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