A sheep and beef farm near Motueka has been confirmed as having Mycoplasma bovis, the first time the disease has been found in the Tasman region.
Fonterra is moving from coal to renewable energy at its Stirling cheese factory, reducing its coal use by more than 9700tonnes a year.
The winds of change continue to sweep Fonterra with the appointment of Miles Hurrell as interim chief executive.
PGG Wrightson has posted full-year operating ebitda of $70.2million, up from last year's $64.5million result, while net profit after tax of $18.9million was down from last year's $46.3million.
Procurement competition is expected to continue to put some upward pressure on lamb prices this month.
Holy cow - it's a girl. Or in the case of a heifer calving on a Taieri dairy farm last week, it was a gaggle of girls, handful of heifers.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association says it would embrace a pan-industry initiative on winter grazing, having expressed concerns about animal welfare consequences caused by poor practices.
They say behind every good man is a good woman.
"We wouldn’t be farming today if it wasn’t for the Romneys."
Mid micron wool prices are expected to remain near current high levels over coming months.
Celebrity hair stylist and reality television star Tabatha Coffey has joined the board of Dunedin spa and salon software company Timely.
Sally Rae talks to Desiree Williams, the winner of this year’s Otago Southland branch of the Institute of Directors’ Emerging Director Award, and finds she has a remarkable story to tell.
Fonterra has trimmed last season’s forecast farmgate milk price by 5c to $6.70, and is unlikely to pay a final dividend this year.
Invercargill-based infant nutrition exporter Blue River Dairy expects to double sales next year, thanks to a new canning line.
Ravensdown has posted a strong full-year result, but chief executive Greg Campbell says it is more than the financials that is most pleasing.
A Taieri dairy farmer recently had his 14-year-old dreadlocks snipped off, all in the name of a good cause.
PGG Wrightson intends selling its seed and grain business to Denmark-based DLF Seeds for $421million.
Blue Sky Meats has posted its strongest first quarter result in at least a decade.
New Zealand’s beef cattle herd continues to grow, increasing 1.9% over the past year, while a decline in the sheep flock has been slowed by a lift in hoggets.
A shareholders’ meeting will be held in Dunedin next month to vote on proposed changes to Silver Fern Farms Co-operative’s Ltd’s constitution.