Stringent policing of China's borders, due to African swine fever, is expected to create further export opportunities for beef exporters like NZ Rabobank analyst Blake Holgate says.
Six Otago and Southland beef farmers have partnered with AngusPure New Zealand in a programme to improve the quality and taste of the meat - and their returns.
Deer farmers can expect a return this year to the normal pattern of seasonal demand, when the venison schedule prices peak in spring.
Glenham farmers Nathan and Joy Dodd have taken out the top prize in the Gore A&P Show carcass competition, although there was only a 0.2 point difference between them and Steven and Jo Morris.
Irrigation New Zealand chairwoman Nicky Hyslop is vying for a place on Beef+Lamb New Zealand's board.
A chance meeting with an engineer building a cowshed on a neighbouring farm next door to Nadia and Blair Wisely introduced them to bison and from there they've taken to producing beefalo - a bison...
With the levels of the current lamb schedules remaining strong, the prices at last week's Lorneville two-tooth ewe and lamb fair are likely to continue PGG Wrightson Southland livestock manager...
The signing of a veterinary agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand will provide reassurance to farmers and exporters, Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Sam McIvor says.
Incumbent director Bill Wright will be challenged for his Central South Island position on Beef + Lamb NZ.
Alliance Group chairman Murray Taggart has expressed concern over what he sees as the Government's apparent determination to subsidise forestry plantings at the expense of low environmental impact sheep and beef farming.
A record high lambing percentage illustrates the sheep and beef sector's productivity gains, Rob Davison, of Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service, says.
Police are investigating after the alleged theft of stock from a rural property southwest of Duntroon.