Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) are becoming a very important topic for farmers.

Significant Natural Areas (SNA) are becoming a very important topic for farmers who are finding that parts of their properties have been or will be designated as SNA’s due to a perceived high level of indigenous biodiversity and will be captured under the proposed National Policy Statement (NPS) for Indigenous Biodiversity.

Stratford farmer, Kelsey Thompson, says the power of Minda Live and the app is all she needs on-farm in terms of information requirements to manage her herd.

Farmer-owned co-operative LIC says its herd management system Minda Live and its corresponding app has evolved over the past year with more than 60 improvements added based on farmer feedback.

Lyndon and Jane Strang’s 290ha family farm boarders the Kakanui River just outside of Oamaru, where every summer carloads of people arrive trying to access a swimming hole near the bottom of their farm.

A North Otago dairy farming family have created an on-farm oasis that allows visitors the chance to cool off in the hot summer months.

Stopbanks are compacted earth banks built next to rivers to help contain water and protect communities in flooding events.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding rural landowners of their responsibility to protect the region's stopbanks this winter.

Farmers are in the spotlight this winter for intensive grazing practices.

The Government's recent decision to delay Intensive Winter Grazing (IWG) rules until May 2022, following pressure from farming and industry groups, has provided farmers with a year-long opportunity to demonstrate how best practice management on-farm can influence future environmental policy.

Mark Laurence, DairyNZ

A major, three-year research project is underway in Taranaki to see what can be done to practically reduce the environmental footprint of dairy farmers and, above all, ensure that farms remain profitable. Reporter Peter Burke looks at the initiative and how it's progressing.

Ewen and Diane Mathieson say winter grazing is a means of putting weight on the animals at a time of year when they aren’t growing a lot of feed.

A Southland farmer believes careful planning is the key to mitigating potential risks of grazing livestock on fodder crops during the winter.

Fonterra recently announced a forecast milk price range for the coming season of $7.25 to $8.75 per kgMS, with a midpoint of $8.00 per kgMS.

Farmers preparing to graze livestock on fodder crops this winter are being encouraged to use a new checklist and other practical resources now available sector-wide.

Rural insurer FMG is offering up three tips for farmers and contract milkers to support a successful Moving Day this year.

Marc and Nia Jones are getting ready to move farm on 1 June to a new sharemilking opportunity at a 370-hectare farm at Mamaku.

Although many people on the planet are willing to pay more for New Zealand produce, productive land to grow that food and fibre is becoming unavailable here in our own backyard.

The farmer co-operative says it is committed to educating and upskilling the next generation of leaders in the agricultural industry.

Ravensdown has appointed Garry Diack as its new chief executive, replacing Greg Campbell who has held the position at the farmer-owned co-operative for the past eight years.

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