A review of Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Ltd’s constitution will include looking at the tenure of directors on the board, the board size and the ratio of elected to independent directors.
Clandeboye farmers Debbie and Alastair Millar are reaping the rewards of their labours.
A Red Meat Profit Partnership initiative is giving school pupils a chance to experience life on a farm.
Southland agribusiness leader Jeff Grant has been appointed to support the red meat sector's response to Brexit.
Alliance Group has dispatched its first major shipment of product in vacuum skin tray packaging to Hong Kong following a successful trial.
The successful bidder for a state-owned Southland farm says he is not anti-foreign investment but "chuffed" his bid won the day.
Bulls are on the agenda at Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Power of the Bull field day in Maniototo on April 24.
Both beef and lamb exports are expected to break the $3 billion mark for the first time, bumping up this season’s forecast profit for farmers.
Shanghai Maling's $260 million injection into Silver Fern Farms has allowed the company to slash debt by $203 million.
Lamb prices were again the star for March, ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny said.
The red meat sector has treated Southland farmer Andrew Morrison well.
Consequences are needed if any farmers have put other farmers, animals and livelihoods at risk, let alone the New Zealand economy, DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says.
A top price of $15,000 was achieved at the first Beltex sheep sale in New Zealand last week.
Maheno farmer Kerry Dwyer fears animal welfare issues will arise if cattle on properties under restricted place notices due to Mycoplasma bovis are not slaughtered.
Former Central Otago boy Mark Mitchell has spent the past 30 years working in the meat industry in the US, particularly as a pioneer for New Zealand venison.
Beltex ram lambs are being offered for the first time in New Zealand on Friday.
Primary industry exports are forecast to lift nearly 11% to $42.2billion in the year ending June 2018 - the largest annual increase since 2014.
Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton leaves the role this month, and says it is a company that "drags you in''.
Lamb prices have set a March record, having hit more than $7 a kilo during the past fortnight.
Farmers are better situated to prepare for stock movements around winter grazing following a Beef + Lamb New Zealand and DairyNZ workshop in Lumsden recently.