New Zealand’s primary sector exports are set to reach a record high over the coming year, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.
Farmer welfare is behind the push from a group of Mid Canterbury farmers dealing with Mycoplasma bovis phased eradication, who have set up an online farmer-to-farmer support group.
The boss of the Ministry for Primary Industries was in Mid Canterbury recently to listen to farmers' personal experiences as they go through Mycoplasma bovis phased eradication.
DairyNZ is carrying out a labour market survey in Southland and Canterbury in an effort to identify the extent of the labour shortage problem faced by farmers in both areas, and to try to identify any bottlenecks in hiring.
Aparima sharemilker Luke Templeton says while progress has been made on water quality issues on farms, addressing climate change issues remains a future challenge for the farming sector.
New Zealand's average dairy herd size has tripled in the past 30 seasons on the back of dairy expansion in the South Island, DairyNZ figures show.
Fonterra says it plans to help farmers take some of the guesswork out of their finances by introducing a fixed milk price.
A 75% majority of Westland Milk Products shareholders will have a final say over the co-operative’s future whether it be dismantling it, allowing a partial takeover or keeping the status quo when...
A petition has been launched to save Kiwi ice-cream brand Tip Top after Fonterra confirmed it was on the market.
Oamaru cheesemaker Whitestone Cheese has clinched an important export deal, having just delivered its first consignment of 100 rounds of Vintage Windsor Blue cheese to France.
Fonterra has cut its farmgate milk price forecast for 2018/19 and confirmed that its Tip Top ice cream business is up for sale.
Dairy auction prices snapped a seven-time losing streak and rose 2.2% overall in Fonterra's latest fortnightly GlobalDairyTrade auction.
Beef and dairy farmers will cover 32% of the costs of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis), the boards of DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand have announced.
Farms affected by the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak are beginning to come out the other side and are able to resume normal farming activity, Ministry for Primary Industries Invercargill regional...
A Northland sharemilker has been charged after footage showed the individual hitting cows with a pipe and other implements.
Elevated E. coli levels have once again been detected in a bore feeding from the Lower Waitaki Aquifer, the Otago Regional Council confirmed yesterday.
Fonterra's troubled Chinese partner Beingmate Baby & Child is in talks with state-owned firms about introducing capital as part of a strategic review.
With its opening coinciding with peak milk production in the South, Mataura Valley Milk (MVM) has had little time to take stock since it started production in August.