At least 40 North Otago meat workers at Oamaru Meats Ltd are facing an uncertain future after the company shut down almost all processing from today.
Pig farmers are worried that African swine fever (AFS) will spread to New Zealand and especially to Canterbury, where 60% of the industry is located.
Extensive data analysis, together with practical experience and encouraging natural animal behaviour, has meant improved growth rates and higher per hectare production for award-winning farm...
Weaning New Zealand's primary sector off fossil fuels could cost the industry and the agri-sector hundreds of millions of dollars.
Silver Fern Farms, the nation's largest procurer and exporter of red meat, has tabled "significant concerns" related to the economic impacts of the Government's proposed climate change response Bill.
AG Proud enlisted the services of meat company staff at Silver Fern Farms in Dunedin to help host an impromptu "pop up" lunch in the city's octagon yesterday.
Central Otago goat meat will be on the menu at a new New Zealand-themed restaurant in Seoul, South Korea, next month, and more chevon suppliers are needed to meet expected future demand if...
As breeders of Simmentals for 38 years, Warren and Steph Burgess, of Beresford Simmental Stud, Puketiro, were not surprised when the breed did well in the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand Beef...
Hopes are running high that India could be the next big thing for New Zealand sheep meat exports if the two countries form closer economic ties.
New Zealand pig farmers are being urged to be vigilant with biosecurity following concerns that African Swine Fever may have hit the Philippines.
South Canterbury farmers David and Jayne Timperley have long known the eating quality virtues of Simmental beef.
History has been made at Alliance Group’s Smithfield plant with the appointment of Karen Morris as plant manager.
Otago agribusiness leader Rob Hewett has been recognised for his contribution to New Zealand's co-operative sector.
Growing up in Kihikihi and going to the local primary school and Te Awamutu Intermediate and College, Brad Gillespie had no intention of following in his dad Ken's footsteps and becoming a butcher.
Silver Fern Farms says it will reassess labour needs at Finegand, alongside external further processing, if a proposal to close its Fairton pelt operation, near Ashburton, goes ahead.
They sound as if they are small military detachments charged with reconnaissance, but in the case of the deer industry's advance parties (AP) they are in fact the main body of the army.
Limousins tend to be medium-sized and fine-boned, which meant they yield well, but they are an under-appreciated breed by farmers, says breeder Colin Phillips, of Tuatapere.