Alliance Group will post an increased trading profit when it announces its full-year financial results later this year, chief executive David Surveyor says.
Silver Fern Farms and the NZ Meat Workers Union have announced a lift in the minimum hourly productive rate paid to existing and new employees at all Silver Fern Farm sites to $24 per hour - an increase of almost 10%.
Southern meat processor Blue Sky Pastures has posted a $3.8 million after-tax profit in the year ended June 30.
A Southern livestock agent is calling time on career of more than 50 years and will celebrate with a ginger beer on his final day this Friday.
It is great to have a residency pathway for people working on our farms, but it’s ‘‘way too late, way too slow’’, Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president David Clark says.
Silver Fern Farms is on track for a fifth year of sustained profit, chief executive Simon Limmer says.
Covid-19 uncertainty reinforces the need for stable and predictable domestic regulation, to avoid putting pressure on the red meat sector whose exports are critical to the economy, Beef + Lamb New NZ's Andrew Burtt says.
Selecting a ram from figures in a database is a ‘‘bone of contention’’ for some older farmers, an East Otago stud breeder says.
Deer farmers are dropping hind numbers and swinging towards sheep farming because of falling venison returns.
Docking lambs on Fraser Farm at Waitaki Boys’ High School in Oamaru last week are farm manager Dave Ruddenklau and pupils (from left) Tamatoa Chapman, Liam Mavor and Eli Johnson (all 16).
Herds which have been free of bovine tuberculosis for decades are caught up in a fresh outbreak at Hari Hari.
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.
Economists are predicting lamb prices could reach as high as $9.65-$9.75kg as they continue to exceed record highs.
Southern meat processing staff have ‘‘stepped up’’ to continue working during alert levels but global supply chain issues remain.
Some freedoms returned to the South after moving to Delta Alert Level 2 last week. Shawn McAvinue got masked up to visit a sheep sale and a farmers’ market to see how everyone was coping with the...