The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Southern South Island Farmer Council has a new chairman.
The red meat sector has welcomed the ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Gore sheep and beef farmers Mark and Vicki Nicholson, who were recently nominated for the Southland Community Environment Awards, have been farming organically for 14 years.
Consumer-driven markets and meatless Impossible Burgers were two of the topics covered in the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Genetics online forum.
Earnings from business acquisitions during the year underpinned a large revenue boost for Dunedin niche engineering company Scott Technology - up 37% on a year ago to $181.8million.
The distinctive Speckle Park beef breed is becoming increasingly popular for both beef and dairy breeding.
When Dunedin animal scientist Bruno Santos travels to Australia next week for his graduation, it will be extra special.
New Zealand's red meat exports have topped $6.7 billion in 2017-18, up 21% on the previous season, the latest export figures from Beef + Lamb New Zealand show.
New Zealand red meat exports topped $6.7 billion in the financial year to September - $1.2b up on the year prior.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) is holding its annual meetings for the Central South Island and Southern South Island farmer councils in Gore and Wanaka this month.
Great ideas and a passion for the agricultural sector has landed one young farmer with a scholarship.
Lambing is going well throughout Otago and Southland, despite anecdotal reports of more bearings and cast than normal.
NZ's red meat sector has an opportunity to leverage the increased investment that will be required by pending regulatory changes, Rabobank analyst Blake Holgate believes.
Otago Daily Times agribusiness reporter Sally Rae has won the Alliance Group Ltd red meat industry journalism award.
Alliance Group management has received a strong message from suppliers to keep investing in the company's longer-term strategy, rather than take a short-term approach, chairman Murray Taggart says.
A survey of about 200 calf-rearing properties is under way nationwide as the next step in the phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis.