South Otago farmers Howie and Marion Gardner topped the South Island ram fair in Gore this week, selling a Perendale ram for $8600.
Three lines of work to determine the spread of bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis will begin to return results next month, Ministry for Primary Industries officials say.
Fonterra has joined e-commerce giant Alibaba's new retail concept, Hema Fresh, to launch a fresh milk product in China.
Prices lifted 4.9% in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction, boosted by concerns about supply in the dry conditions.
Alison Stewart has been appointed chief executive of the Foundation for Arable Research (Far).
Buoyed by the quality of cashmere produced by goats on their Clinton farm, David and Robyn Shaw believe the fibre offers an ``amazing opportunity'' for New Zealand farmers.
Listed Japanese company Itoham Yonekyu Holdings has received approval from the Overseas Investment Office to increase its shareholding in Anzco Foods to 100% ownership.
A three-year involvement with Dunedin through the city’s Gigatown win has been "way more than a job" for Kim Stewart.
Dunedin Venues Management Ltd’s chief executive Terry Davies is the Otago Daily Times’ Business Leader of the Year. He talks to Sally Rae.
You could call Jonni de Malmanche a jack-of-all-trades, or more accurately, a Jane of them.
The argument that foreign ownership is "bad" for New Zealand, or there is a free-for-all occurring, lacks robust evidence, an ANZ report on the controversial issue says.
Taking part in the recent Dairy Environment Leaders’ Forum followed on nicely from another leadership programme for Outram dairy farmer Anne-Marie Wells.
Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor has asked officials to review the policy of not naming the farms where cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is detected.
Continued strong New Zealand beef pricing is largely due to significant lifts in the volume and value of exports to China and the United States during the third quarter, Rabobank animal proteins analyst Blake Holgate says.
New Agriculture, Food and Safety, Biosecurity and Rural Communities Minister Damien O'Connor says biosecurity is his highest priority across his portfolios.
Longtime dairy farmer Brian Hutton has always been interested in doing the best for the environment.
A South Otago farmer estimates he has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.
Confirmation that four new properties have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis - including three in Southland - is "not good news".
Silver Fern Farms is forecast to spend more than $230 million on livestock this month as high volumes caused by dry conditions and high prices make their mark.
Think of the Armidale farming operation in the Maniototo and the word "quality" springs to mind.