Prices for all wool breeds increased at this week’s South Island wool sale, which was held live as part of the Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch.
One thousand cattle on a newly-identified infected Waimate property will be culled, on top of 4000 cattle already scheduled for destruction because of Mycoplasma bovis.
A value chain approach must be part of the solution for Landcorp and all New Zealand farming amid the ever-present challenge of volatility for commodity producers, the country’s biggest farmer says.
Another 1000 cattle on a newly identifed infected Waimate property will be culled on top of the 4000 cattle already scheduled for destruction because of Mycoplasma bovis.
The 2017 Husqvarna South Island Farm Foresters of the Year, Mark and Marjorie Hay, will host a field day on their Tuapeka West farm tomorrow. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae visits their impressive operation.
Gore farmer Andrew Morrison will take over as chairman of Beef+Lamb New Zealand next year.
He has been described by a farmer as the ``rock star'' of sheep scientists.
Otago’s Kate Scott and Solis Norton were recently named among the latest crop of Nuffield scholars. They talk to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae about their work and the adventure that lies ahead.
Helen Riley-Duddin and her husband, Michael, had it all in Dunedin — friends and business connections, and their family was well settled.
Dunedin cloud software company Timely has secured $7million in funding to help accelerate its growth.
Outdoor clothing company Icebreaker has signed a 10-year supply contract with New Zealand merino growers.
Dunedin builder Michael Hastie has gone nuts.
A bunch of fine-wool growers will be well suited for a modelling career should they ever choose to trade in their merino sheep.
Two additional properties in the Waimate district - which neighbour Van Leeuwen Dairy Group farms - have been placed under movement controls following suspicious test results for Mycoplasma bovis.
Westpac has downgraded its forecast farmgate milk price payout for 2017-18 from $6.50 to $6.20 after a 3.5% drop in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.
Westland Milk Products is on track to achieve its target of $78million in savings through increased efficiencies and reduced costs across key areas, chief executive Toni Brendish says.
Former long-standing Alliance Group director Murray Donald has been elected to the Farmlands board.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has withdrawn from funding the Glammies, saying there are "more pressing priorities" that could directly affect farmers’ bottom lines.
A sheep breed developed in West Otago has become the first in the world to have breeding values calculated for tail length and bare skin on the tail.
Enterprising Catlins farmers Carey and Tracey Hancox have diversified their busy farming operation near Owaka with an accommodation venture and an on-farm butchery, processing their homegrown lamb.