The Ministry for Primary Industries has now completed more than 20,000 tests for the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
One of the most prestigious events on the shearing calendar is only two weeks away and this year it will include a new competition featuring the top woolhandlers in the country.
It would be fair to say the south of the country has had the pick of the farming weather at present.
An Alexandra orchardist is planning to almost double the area of fruit trees he has in production to meet the increasing worldwide demand for organic fruit.
Annabel Bulk, of Felton Road Wines, has one more chance to win the national Young Viticulturist of the Year title next year before she is too old to enter. She intends to give it her best shot.
Fonterra's fortnightly GlobalDairyTrade auction ticked up, with the overall price index rising 0.9% against the previous auction.
Five months after the first hearing was held, only one week remains for Southland's Water and Land Plan hearings.
Rook season is upon us and Environment Southland and the Otago Regional Council (ORC) are joining forces to hunt for the pest.
Finding good staff continues to be a real issue for dairy farmers, DairyNZ Southland/South Otago regional manager Richard Kyte says.
Southland's largest spectacle of sheep shearing, the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Event Awards.
Hundreds of farmers have gathered in Labour leader Jacinda Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville to protest against Labour and the Greens' proposed water and pollution charges.
New Zealand commodity prices fell in New Zealand dollar terms last week, as the dollar rose, the ASB Commodities Weekly showed.
Dunedin meat processor Silver Fern Farms is introducing new retail packaging in New Zealand and overseas, to allow consumers better access to proof of origin of the product.
Federated Farmers supports the sale of farms now operated by Landcorp to young farming families but has some concerns about National’s plans for the sale.
A North Otago sheep farm uses a mixture of the old-fashioned and new-fangled at lambing time.
Waimate's wily pests are about to be tempted with lethal treats.
A National government will look to sell state-owned Landcorp Farming farms if it is re-elected on September 23, Primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy says.
South Canterbury's rural sector is being credited as a major contributor to recent economic growth.
The design trials are over; now the field trials have begun for a new irrigator ''wing'' aimed at providing stabilisation in times of high winds.
More targeted funding is needed to support rural communities with mental health challenges.