This day-old Southland lamb survived this week’s weather bomb, but most farmers around Southland are still working out the cost of the snow.
Sheep numbers in New Zealand have dropped 2.3% over the past year to 26.21million — a far cry from the 57.85million recorded in 1990.
A South Canterbury farming family’s annual bull sale this year will show support to a rural charity feeding city missions and food banks.
When Lyn Jaffray walks out the door of Silver Fern Farms’ headquarters in Dunedin tomorrow, it will be the end of an era, as business and rural editor Sally Rae reports.
Wintering deer is good for the animals, good for the environment, good for the paddock and good for the farmer.
As wintering deer indoors is becoming more popular, especially with proposed introduction of more and new environmental regulations, Agresearch scientist Dr David Stevens has analysed feeding and...
A hundred jobs will soon be offered by Oamaru’s biggest employer, the Alliance Group Pukeuri meat processing plant.
It is a tale of two halves in the deer industry as venison schedule prices drop to their lowest level in more than a decade while consumer demand for velvet remains robust.
Concerns of a mass slaughtering of thousands of pigs by ill-equipped farmers spurred the Government to buy more than 12,000 pig carcasses during the height of Covid-19.
Silver Fern Farms Co-operative has declared a dividend and patronage reward for shareholders totalling $7.9 million.
Alliance Group is to spend $3.2million on a further upgrade at its Lorneville plant, near Invercargill, to help improve operational efficiency.
Like many in the pork industry, North Otago pig farmer Ian Carter is dependent on experienced and skilled migrant workers to run his 318ha, 2000 pig, 700 cattle operation.
Michael Jones has been supplying locally produced meat to South Canterbury farmers, residents and holiday makers for the last 40 years.
From his travels and experience in pig farming, Ian Jackson knew he was going to breed pigs in the open air.
The Covid-19 situation has provided opportunities for New Zealand’s red meat sector to capitalise on — "if we’re quick enough".