The Ministry for Primary Industries is accelerating its tracing and surveillance programme so a decision whether to proceed with Mycoplasma bovis eradication can be made as soon as possible.
Livestock numbers available for processing over the rest of the season are lower than in any of the previous five seasons, a forecast by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows.
Migrants across the rural sector will get a chance to learn about new immigration policy next month.
Farmer optimism has fallen for the first time in two years, the latest Farm Confidence Survey shows.
Silver Fern Farms hosted its largest European customer, HP Klughardt, in the city this week.
a2 milk has posted an ''outstanding'' $99million half-year after-tax profit, at the same time announcing a crucial partnership with Fonterra to source, manufacture and distribute a2 milk globally.
Another farm in Southland has tested positive for the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, bringing to eight the number of infected properties in the province.
Farmers are taking a proactive approach towards investing in the next generation.
Biosecurity efforts remain in place at the PrimePort Timaru as New Zealand continues efforts to repel the brown marmorated stink bug.
When life throws you more than your fair share of curve balls, it helps to be able to call on a coach to give you tips and point you in the right direction. This is where Rural Support Trust Otago co-ordinator Lindsay Purvis comes in.
Nine Mile Station's poll merino ram sale in Central Otago left the owners beaming about the high prices paid.
Milton woolhandler Cheri Peterson has become the latest addition to the ranks of Open-class winners by claiming the Southern Shears title in Gore.
Southern sheep farmers have weathered the effects of this summer's extremes and are enjoying bumper prices for the important Easter lamb export trade, says the country's biggest sheepmeat exporter, Alliance Group.
Frustration and anger is building among Fonterra's farmer-owners as a second mega-million dollar China investment by New Zealand's biggest company threatens to hit the rocks and erode their future...
The farm worker who died on Saturday after becoming trapped in a potato harvester in Pukekohe was an Indian man whose family had spent a fortune sending him to New Zealand to study.
In the third of a five-part series on wellbeing and wellness with a rural focus, Mischa Clouston looks at the importance of continuing with learning.
From bare farmland to a bustling construction site, the rural landscape of McNab, near Gore, has transformed remarkably over the past 18 months.
Minister for Agriculture by day, shearer by night.
Farmers visiting Alliance Group’s tent at the Southern Field Days had mostly one burning question — how long could lamb prices be sustained.
Federated Farmers national president Katie Milne believes there is real momentum building for farming — "and in the right way".