Dairy giant Fonterra said its net profit dropped by $60 million in its latest financial year, driven by high milk prices - its main input cost.
A spring storm which hit the South during lambing was ‘‘grim’’ but farmers were prepared and have battled worse conditions, the head of Federated Farmers Otago says.
Acknowledging intensive winter grazing is a high-risk activity, Southland’s regional council has put an emphasis on the importance of proper planning.
The agricultural industry is being let down in the environmental regulation space, Rural Advocacy Network (RAN) chairman Jamie McFadden says.
South Island dairy company Synlait Milk is looking to axe about 150 jobs as it moves to restructure its business.
The fight against unworkable regulations continues and farmers should write a submission on proposed changes to intensive winter grazing regulations, Groundswell NZ co-founder Bryce McKenzie says.
Farmers’ concerns about the potential impact of Covid-19 remain despite the South moving to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 today.
Husband and wife Vincent and Rebecca Koopmans, like their farming peers, have been putting in some long hours during Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown.
Last week, as the nation took a deep breath and ventured down the well-trodden path of lockdown 2.0, newborn animals were none the wiser and the work still needed to be done.
While it is largely business as usual for the region's farmers, Covid-19 is having an impact on the sector.
Industry bodies are breathing a sigh of relief over news the Government has accepted most of the Southland Advisory Group’s winter grazing recommendations, which now go out for public consultation.
When Nigel Woodhead took over the family farm six years ago, it wasn’t in his nature to carry on the operation in the same fashion “and just do what the old man did” and it’s been a big learning...
Helping farmers find their “aha moments” was Steven Nichol’s reason for choosing to step away from the day-to-day rigours of running his own farm and set up a farm consultancy business.
The 25-year history of a family sharemilking on the same South Otago property is set to continue and grow.
One of New Zealand's largest buttercup squash growers is diving into Asia's alternative proteins market with a plant-based milk.
Firefighters in Canterbury went to an unusual rescue today after a cow got trapped in the centre of a milking platform.