Farming News

Sheep meat marketing needs focus on premium

Sheep meat marketing needs focus on premium

Softening demand for sheepmeat in China and Europe should be prompting New Zealand to prioritise getting premium chilled lamb cuts in China, and to also look further afield to new Middle Eastern markets.

Farm skills day proves popular

Farm skills day proves popular

On Sunday, August 23, the Waitaki Boys' Fraser Farm hosted Opihi College, Waitaki Girls', St. Kevin's and Geraldine High to our first farm skills day.

Beef and Lamb expects farm profits to rise

Beef and Lamb expects farm profits to rise

New Zealand ''average'' sheep and beef farmers are in for a profit lift and Beef and Lamb chief economist Andrew Burtt calls it positive news at a time when the economy would benefit from increased farm sector spending.

Swede test a first for NZ

Swede test a first for NZ

The plight of Southern farmers last year has led to a first for New Zealand.

Passion for irrigation still runs deep

Passion for irrigation still runs deep

Dave Finlay describes himself simply as ''an irrigation man''.

Three way race makes interesting contest

Former Silver Fern Farms chief executive Keith Cooper is seeking a position on the board of fertiliser company Ballance Agri Nutrients.

Otago, Southland cattle herds Tb free

Otago, Southland cattle herds Tb free

After decades of concentrated effort costing millions of dollars, bovine Tb finally seems to be on the way out in Otago and Southland.

Milk production boosted, data shows

Milk production boosted, data shows

New Zealand milk production powered ahead in the month of July - the second month of the new season - despite very low product prices, according to Dairy Companies Association of NZ data.

Dairy farmers happy with banks: survey

Dairy farmers happy with banks: survey

Banks have come to the party for New Zealand farmers requiring support during the dairy downturn, according to a new survey.

App helps keep hives humming

App helps keep hives humming

Brice Horner gets a buzz about educating others about beekeeping.

DairyNZ field days focus on management of feed

Tips and information to help manage the ups and downs of fluctuating milk prices will be provided at a series of DairyNZ events in September and October.

Canola grower all in favour of friendly rivalry

Canola grower all in favour of friendly rivalry

Competition is hotting up globally in the world of canola and even Guinness World Records is finally excited.

Chairman mad about red meat

Chairman mad about red meat

Meat Industry Excellence is ''open for business'' - but it's also waiting to see what Silver Fern Farms is up to, newly elected chairman Peter McDonald says.

Five Otago entries for farmer of year award

Five Otago entries for farmer of year award

Five Otago farming businesses are among those entered for the 2015 Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year award.

Conservation planting crowdfunded

Conservation planting crowdfunded

Crowdfunding might be better known for assisting fledgling businesses but it is also helping restore New Zealand waterways.

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