An online stock trading platform was relaunched last week (Oct 14) to open up its national livestock marketplace to the whole industry.
Rural Canterbury blockholder David Moffett has turned from giving advice on farm succession to the future of farming itself.
55% of New Zealanders hold a positive view of the primary industries, new research shows.
At least 50% of New Zealand farmers identify succession planning as an issue for them, their family and their farm business.
Māori farming organisations are increasing their investment in horticulture.
New Zealand Apples & Pears is positioning itself as a global leader in social practices and in eliminating exploitation of workers on supply chains, its business development manager Gary Jones says.
With distrust growing in consumers, even for science, gaining their trust is now more valuable to win than ever.
The end of Government funding for Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics has prompted a move to integrate the business into B+LNZ as a standalone unit.
Food and fibre is the most “activist disrupted” sector globally, second only to petroleum, says KPMG’s global head of agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has urged growers to pay people better.
Globalisation is the only way to feed 9.6 billion people by 2050 with a healthy diet on a healthy planet, says a global food expert.
The New Zealand hemp industry appears to be coming of age.
Demand will rise for existing kiwifruit orchards as a result of Zespri granting its annual quota of new licences for the gold kiwifruit variety, claims a rural property salesman.
A new system is being developed for tracing tagged velvet as it moves through the supply chain.
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.
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.
Dairy Woman of the Year Trish Rankin has a message for all farmers: recycling systems work and it is worth doing your bit.
A review of biosecurity controls at New Zealand borders recommends continuously adapting new technology.
Disruption is happening whether we like it or not, says Dave Maslen, NZ Merino general manager for markets and sustainability.
A large East Coast Māori-owned farm has the McDonald's restaurant chain to thank for its recent improvements.
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.
A Hamilton company has developed a real-time system that enables beekeepers to see data on their hives’ weight, temperature and humidity.
More dairy farmers are opting for artificial breeding (AB), boosting sales for LIC.
An agri-leadership course held recently had secondary students ‘buzzing’ about career opportunities in agriculture — even though many already came from farms.
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