The couple behind one of New Zealand's most sustainable farms are challenging other farmers to think three or four generations into the future when making decisions.
When planning a project it is important to be clear what current conditions exist, what information you need to collect to determine this and importantly a clear understanding of the goals you wish to achieve.
On-farm irrigation technology has evolved at a fast pace over the last two decades and farmers have both adopted and evolved with it and have helped it evolve, according to WaterForce.
Waikato dairy farmers may face challenges from pasture with low nutritional value as they head into spring and balance date approaches.
A hybrid auction platform launched during last year's Covid lockdown is allowing beef and dairy bull sales across the North Island to continue.
Bull breeders Hamish and Mary McRae list animal traceability as a top priority.
"There's no hanging round with this group," says Red Meat Profit Partnership Action Group facilitator Rob Macnab. "They know what they want to do and out role is to help make that happen."
The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee in Canterbury is considering a pilot wetlands project which would aim to reduce nitrate, phosphorus, sedimentation and E. coli levels in local waterways, while improving biodiversity in the district.
After two seasons of extreme flooding, Taieri dairy farmer James Aitken says he is finally on track to have his best season ever.
The deer industry says it is reinforcing its commitment to animal welfare with the appointment of a leading specialist in farm animal welfare.
Seed company Barenbrug reckons its new tetraploid perennial ryegrass will benefit both farmers their animals.
Herbicide resistance is emerging as a serious and growing threat to New Zealand's food production, with recent surveys by scientists finding half or more of arable farms in some regions have weeds resistant to commonly and used herbicides.
A new DairyNZ and ACC project is looking at improving the health and safety of farmers by reducing the occurrence of sprains and strains on-farm.
Global soil analysts CropX is urging farmers to take back control of their soil health before regulations dry them out.
A coordinated national research project has been launched to combat six of New Zealand’s most invasive weeds through biocontrol.
'ToViewADream Farming' was started 16 years ago by farmer Dion Kilmister and it's been living up to its name ever since.
Matamata farmer Cam Houghton is an enthusiastic once a day milking advocate and is always looking to add to his farming knowledge, partly through attending SMASH events.
Installing a composting barn has brought big changes to the way Mid-Canterbury dairy farmer Graeme Wall runs his operation.
A new generation of milking robots is promising greater profitability for farmers.
Strong industry partnerships will be cruical to protecting the future of New Zealand's primary industries as farming becomes increasingly data driven.
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.
Former Ravensdown board member Scott Gower is calling for farmers to step up and participate on boards of their co-operatives.
Changes have been announced to the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards programme.
Hogget breeding has the potential to improve farm productivity but they take careful management according to Professor Paul Kenyon of Massey University. Peter Burke reports.