A ''surge'' of activity in the Mycoplasma bovis programme does not represent increased spread of the disease, nor does it change confidence that eradication will be achieved, programme director...
China's African swine fever-affected pig herd is forecast to shrink to its lowest level in nearly 30 years.
There is a strong demand for New Zealand's beef, lamb and apples by China, and that means better returns for Otago and Southland farmers and orchardists, says ANZ rural economist Susan Kilsby.
''High octane'' feed was the subject at the Otago Advance Party regional workshop in Poolburn last week.
Ongoing Brexit uncertainty is having a negative impact on New Zealand sheep meat exports, with January export volumes plunging 32% year-on-year, Rabobank's latest Agribusiness Monthly report says.
North Canterbury farmers Duncan and Tina Mackintosh have been named this year's Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Award winners.
The Mycoplasma bovis eradication effort is on track but there is still a lot of hard work to get done, programme director Geoff Gwyn says.
Easy-going with softer muscularity, good intramuscular fat, feed conversion efficiency and polling; these are key attributes of the Limousin cattle, which stud breeders Clark Scott and Judy Miller, of the Loch Head Limousin stud, breed for.
The Silver Fern Farms Co-op board says it is determined to support moves to improve Silver Fern Farms Ltd's performance, as strong farm-gate sheep-meat prices affected earnings last year.
The importance of farmers lifting their game and being more environmentally conscious was emphasised at Beef + Lamb New Zealand's annual meeting in Timaru last week.
Processing was scheduled to return to normal at Alliance's Lorneville plant, a company spokesman said.
A major red meat sales campaign in California was launched at Beef+Lamb NZ's national annual meeting in Timaru last Thursday.
Record lamb export returns in February have bumped up overall meat exports to an all-time monthly high.
More than 900 farmers have signed up to the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Network to help make their farming businesses more productive and profitable. Each of the Action Groups involved...
Lynne Currie has the distinction of probably artificially inseminating more deer than anyone else in the world.
Irrigation New Zealand chairwoman Nicky Hyslop has ousted sitting Beef + Lamb New Zealand director Bill Wright.
A reminder that farming is not just about profit was one of the important takeaways for Rockley Angus stud farmer Katherine McCallum after she attended the GenAngus Future Leaders programme in...
Selecting deer with natural resistance to internal parasites could be the next tool for deer farmers in their search for better growth rates and ways to reduce the use of drenches in their animals...
An Angus cow with calf at foot was judged the Mainland Minerals' Supreme Beef Breed champion during the Wanaka A&P Show on Saturday.