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.
Bruce and Jenny Paterson are to host the Southland Next Generation Advance Party's (NGAP) regional field day on their Lower Scotts Gap property at the end of the month.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand intends rolling out biosecurity workshop events to help farmers start and improve their on-farm biosecurity plans.
Bitter weather conditions around New Zealand during the past two weeks prompted a large spike in lamb and calf deaths, but the season is on track to reflect five-year averages.
McDonald's customers have enjoying more than five million kilos of locally sourced Angus beef patties since the range was launched in 2009.