Brian Easton says his new book could not ignore farming’s contribution to the history of NZ.
People should be able to eat red meat and not feel guilty about it, according to Beef+Lamb NZ chief executive Sam McIvor.
While Hawkes Bay and other parts of the country are suffering drought, Southland is facing different problems.
Animal health and welfare issues are likely to emerge soon as Hawkes Bay farmers try to cope with the effects of what is believed to be the worst drought in the history of the region.
Dairy farmers can unlock capital in their dairy herds in a $1 billion herd leasing scheme launched last week.
Central Hawkes Bay sheep and beef farmer Craig Preston has spent a huge sum of money buying feed for his stock rather than sending them off to the works – but says it’s worth the money.
A report confirming a sharp rise in pay for dairy sector workers will help attract more New Zealanders to farming jobs, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.
With $1 million now behind them, Hawkes Bay Rural Advisory Group is working to get as many farmers and livestock through winter as possible.
Silver Fern Farms (SFF) says it applied for the wage subsidy to ensure it could retain workers when production levels decreased by up to 50% at some of its processing sites.
Criticism levelled at meat companies for taking the wage subsidy by some media and commentators has been labelled ill-informed and stupid.
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The Government has taken on board dairy sector feedback in its revised Essential Freshwater package but issues remain, says DairyNZ.
Federated Farmers continues to be snubbed in regard to the Government’s freshwater reforms.
A massive reform programme aimed at cleaning up the country’s waterways has been announced by the Government.
The man who led the Fifty Shades of Green campaign is now going to be advocating for the one shade of blue – the National Party.
Meat company ANZCO Foods recorded its best-ever revenue of $1.7b and a net profit before tax of $30.6m for the year ended 31 December 2019.
Dairy Women’s Network is joining forces with Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) to raise funds for research.
Delaying the introduction of new water reforms was not an option according to the two cabinet Ministers directly involved – Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
It was a great day for Fonterra at this year’s virtual 2020 NZ Cheese Awards.
With the drought reaching a crisis level in Central Hawkes Bay with supplementary feed almost non-existent, farmers in the Wairarapa have answered the call for help.
The Government has announced a $700 million fund to support the primary sector and other groups in meeting new clean water standards.
Canterbury milk processor Synlait has reduced its 2019-20 forecast base milk price by 20c to $7.05/kgMS.
Parts of the Waikato are starting to recover from the drought, but the availability of feed remains a concern, says DairyNZ’s Sharon Morrell.
Waikato farmer Ben Moore is urging farmers to have their say on the DairyNZ levy vote, which closes this week.