Farming News

New CEO for meat industry bodies

Sam McIvor has been appointed chief executive of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Alliance drafter has eye for winner

Alliance drafter has eye for winner

Warwick Howie received a little good-natured ribbing when he won the Paddock to Plate competition at the recent Otago-Taieri A&P Show.

Woolson shorn at last

Woolson shorn at last

Woolson, the ram rescued by the Dannevirke SPCA in a night time operation by jet boat, has finally had what's believed to be his first shear.

Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra has cut its farmgate milk price forecast for the 2015/6 season to $4.15 a kg of milksolids from a previous forecast of $4.60 a kg in response to weak international prices.

Volume,not value, gets record red meat returns

Volume,not value, gets record red meat returns

Total red meat export revenue might have reached a record high in the first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season, but average per-tonne values were down.

Purple haze proves a hit

Purple haze proves a hit

Blake Foster has contemplated putting a warning sign on State Highway 80 that reads ‘‘caution, purple distraction ahead''.

Southerners in award finals

Two young agribusiness professionals, both with southern connections, are in the finals of the transtasman Zanda McDonald award.

Sgt Dan employee trainee of the year

Sgt Dan employee trainee of the year

Sgt Dan Stockfoods Ltd employee Craig Jones, of Gore, has been named the New Zealand Feed Manufacturers Association's feed trainee of the year for 2015.

Top ram price $13,500

A Perendale ram from North Otago's Newhaven stud achieved the top price of $13,500 at recent ram sales in Gore.

Dairy farmer course expansion hailed

Dairy farmer course expansion hailed

The expansion of a Southland-devised course which helps cash-strapped dairy farmers improve their on-farm processes and save money ‘‘could not have come at a better time'', Venture Southland business projects co-ordinator Scott Whyte says.

Shareholder needs focus of manager

Shareholder needs focus of manager

Nigel Jones is a strong believer in co-operatives.

Beef and Lamb scientist takes genetics to farmers

Beef and Lamb scientist takes genetics to farmers

One of the best parts of Annie O'Connell's job is connecting with farmers.

Proactive approach succeeds

Proactive approach succeeds

When it comes to grappling with water-quality issues, Madeline Hall has a suggestion for farmers.

'Fearless leadership’ urged

'Fearless leadership’ urged

When Dutch couple Helen and Art Blom came to New Zealand in the mid-1990s, it was to be only a temporary stint.

MIE will go on, if wanted

Meat Industry Excellence says it will carry on, if farmers want it, despite further resignations from the group's executive.

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