Evan and Linda Potter urge farmers to carefully review their systems and assess what effect their operations will have over the next 100 years or more.

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.

Riparian planting can turn around water, vegetation and bird life at your site, but clear goals, based on a shared vision with neighbours are needed.

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. 

Angus bulls that will be on offer at the BullsEye Sale, east of Huntly next week.

A hybrid auction platform launched during last year's Covid lockdown is allowing beef and dairy bull sales across the North Island to continue.

The group is made up of nine Waikato farms, which are all part of the local Mangatangi catchment.

"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 size of each wetland is determined by the level of contaminants entering the land area.

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.

New deer industry quality assurance manager Rob Gregory.

The deer industry says it is reinforcing its commitment to animal welfare with the appointment of a leading specialist in farm animal welfare.

AgResearch senior scientist Trevor James.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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