The apple and stonefruit growers involved in the judicial review of MPI destroying or containing 48,000 apple and stonefruit trees say there are significant questions over the basis of the MPI directive.
Dairy prices went down in the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction.
Rural services company PGG Wrightson (PGW) has announced an increase in earnings but a drop in net profit in the year to the end of June.
The Ministry for Primary Industries’ directive to contain or destroy tens of thousands of apple and stonefruit plants is ‘draconian’ and lacking common sense, say two US high-level industry players.
Horticulture NZ chief executive Mike Chapman says urbanisation poses an enormous threat to Pukekohe, an important commercial growing region.
Former Fonterra director Leonie Guiney says she is keeping her options open about contesting this year’s board elections.
Beef + Lamb NZ director Kirsten Bryant is concerned about the perception that hill country farmers aren’t doing well.
On the increasing costs of farming in New Zealand, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says “get used to it”.
Farmers are backing the amended National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act, passed under urgency this week by Parliament.
Fonterra farmers have been quick to offer their best wishes to newly-appointed interim chief executive Miles Hurrell.
Australian farmers are unhappy with the US Government’s US$12 billion in new subsidies to farmers caught up in trade wars…
Drought-stricken New South Wales farmers are welcoming an extra A$500 million in state government aid. 99% of the state is…
The new dairy season has just begun and there is already plenty to keep track of for Australian dairy farmers.
Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017.
A fodder crisis is forcing Irish dairy farmers to buy feed from other farmers around the country.
Fonterra farmers have been unhappy with aspects of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) for some time.
Growing regulatory and political pressure for more sustainable agriculture in Europe is causing concern for local farmers.
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Farmers should seize the opportunity to join a Red Meat Profit Partnership action group if they want to improve their…
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The 2007 national Farm Manager of the Year award winner Emily Woolsey (32) and her husband Daniel, of Southland, had…
More farmers are buying dairy technology that gives them a fast payback, says Waikato Milking Systems.
UK seed company Germinal’s plant breeding programme in New Zealand is progressing well, says general manager Sarah Gard.
The Government is backing moves to recognise and celebrate outstanding employers in the primary sector.
Expertise from the dairy manufacturing industry could be adapted to develop a new plant-based protein industry in New Zealand, says…
Mike and Debi Fichtl, of South Waikato, believe farm ownership is still an admirable, and achievable aim.
DairyNZ director Ben Allomes believes every day should be worker appreciation day.
A large calf rearer has bought an $80,000 pasteurisation unit to protect his business from Mycoplasma bovis.
Lincoln University-owned research and development company Lincoln Agritech says dairy farmers might improve their environmental footprints and profit through two research projects now underway.
A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ.
In a three-part series, veterinarian Olivia Sutton, Vetlife Omaru, looks at optimising future heifers with calf rearing.
Early lactation weight loss is a normal biological process, but sometimes it can lead to Subclinical Ketosis and Clinical Ketosis.
At the back of Raglan Harbour, on the West Coast Peninsula, lies an influential New Zealand farm.
Cows can be very protective of their calves and see people as a threat.
Dairy and beef farmers are being asked to help develop frameworks to control the disease bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD).
Graeme Savill's Valtra T174 has made a difference to his Bay of Plenty forestry contracting business since arriving in January and is handy on his dairy farm.
Massey Ferguson has launched three tractors in its new MF 6700 Global Series, soon to arrive in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Well known in Europe and the UK, Welsh trailer manufacturer Ifor Williams, is also building a reputation in New Zealand with distributors in both islands.
Following the success of the Kuhn Cultimer L with three rows of tines, the company has launched the Cultimer M 300 for tractors of 75 to 135hp.
With a history that dates back 75 years to its formation, and 20 years since it introduced its first quad, the Canadian company BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) knows off-road vehicles.
Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size…
The Ram 2500 and 3500 utes have a name for big load-carrying and towing capability but come with a hefty…
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Toyota’s Hilux-based Fortuner SUV line-up has had an aggressive upgrade in New Zealand with the addition of a TRD (Toyota…
Prominently displayed at the Mercedes Benz site at Fieldays was a vehicle that gives merit to the saying ‘there’s plenty…
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