Low fertility soils and the tyranny of distance limit farming’s potential on the Chatham Islands.

Like a small scale model of the challenges New Zealand agriculture faces being so far from its main markets, farmers on the Chatham Islands are far enough from the mainland to make shipping inputs in and livestock out a marginal exercise.

More farmers are enquiring about sheep milk, says Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Good growth in the sheep milking industry during the 2018-19 financial year signals this is a good time for farmers to get involved, says Spring Sheep Milk Co, who will be at Fieldays this week.

 
 
 
Matt Jones, of Christchurch company CertusBio, with the pitch tent winner’s certificate at the inaugural EvokeAg event in Melbourne in February. Image: SUPPLIED.

A Christchurch start-up has been recognised at a major Australian agricultural technology event for its technology aimed at minimising waste in the food processing industry.

Last month’s Agri-Leadership course had students buzzing about career opportunities in agriculture.

An agri-leadership course held recently had secondary students ‘buzzing’ about career opportunities in agriculture — even though many already came from farms.

AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station is up for sale.

A slice of New Zealand’s agricultural history is for sale in the form of AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station, northwest of Ashburton.

New technologies have potential to provide and export and tracking service for high-quality food producers.

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help our primary industries capture high-value niches, according to a new report.

Moves by an Australian supermarket chain to introduce a milk levy to help drought-stricken farmers has backfired.

Australian farmers are throwing their support behind a proposed agricultural visa, which the Government could soon introduce to ease the worker shortage on farms.

Waimate contractor – and rich-lister – Gary Rooney will back a South Canterbury irrigation scheme that was left gasping by changes in Government policy.

 

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