The move into the cooler seasons brings with it an unwanted guest – the sheep louse.
Dunsandel farmer Michael Woodward may be Federated Farmers North Canterbury dairy chairman but his real passion is the angora goats he inherited from his father John.
New Zealand's new national ambassadors for sustainable farming and growing, Mark and Catriona White, are getting better-than-average production out of their kiwifruit operation using organic farming methods.
Dairy farmers running pasture-based systems on the coast of California have adapted their practice to produce organic milk.
Farmers need to ask themselves how often they have loaded onto a truck an animal they would not be happy eating, says Nuffield scholar David Kidd.
Three young Māori farmers will compete in late May for the title of Young Māori Farmer of the year.
If every farm in New Zealand used the new ClearTech system for harvesting clean water from dairy effluent, NZ would save 42 billion litres of freshwater each year.
Moyra Bramley was born in 1933, the year Sir Apirana Ngata and Lord Bledisloe inaugurated the Ahuwhenua Trophy to recognise excellence in Maori farming — now Ms Bramley has at least a 50/50 chance of winning that trophy.
Farmers in Canterbury and Manawatu have shared stories on their hill country development experiences to give regulators and other farmers a better understanding of managing risks and opportunities on this type of land.
The Dill family of Kaipara Flats, north of Auckland, has won the 2018 Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
The number of animals we have in New Zealand and how we use our land is part of our greenhouse gas emissions profile and must be part of any policy discussions, explains Andy Reisinger.
The first meat quality results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics (BLNZ Genetics) beef progeny test are showing that farmers can select genetics to markedly improve their beef herds, and better marbling than expected in some breeds.
Phosphorus deficiencies in cattle fed on fodder beet are “spectacularly easy” to deal with, says Lincoln University senior lecturer in livestock health and production Dr Jim Gibbs.
Fodder beet has dramatically changed the beef industry, says Brent Fisher of the Silverstream Charolais stud, Greenpark.
The East Coast Farming Expo has secured its place on the region’s rural event calendar with three key sponsors giving their support to the 2018 event.
Good farm records have helped to relieve a South Island farming business of some of the effects of getting through a Mycoplasma bovis infection, reports FarmIQ Systems Ltd, a software company.
Kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White and their Coastal Kiwis orchard have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
The steps that lead to good business are the same as those that lead to good health and safety practices, says Al McCone, sector leader for agriculture at WorkSafe New Zealand.
This Māori saying is important to us all in the dairy industry: we will not succeed without our people.
The new hazardous substances regulations introduced on December 1, 2017 protect the health and safety of employers, workers and the people in a workplace.
Getting good staff is a big challenge faced by dairy farming businesses. But are we doing enough as employers to create environments where good people want to work?
A Northland dairy farmer says using farm management software is helping him drive profitability.
Kale is normally used as a winter feed crop. With a deep root system it has good drought tolerance.
For the latest ideas and products for farming innovation and excellence, it’s hard to go past the East Coast Farming Expo, on April 11 and 12 at the Wairoa A and P Showground.