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.
A slice of New Zealand’s agricultural history is for sale in the form of AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station, northwest of Ashburton.
Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help our primary industries capture high-value niches, according to a new report.
Rural confidence has fallen for the third consecutive quarter.
The latest in rural communications will again be high on the agenda at the East Coast Farming Expo.
The extra and hidden costs of bringing in feed can often mean increased milk production, but not increased operating profit.
In a little under four months, the East Coast Farming Expo will return for a fourth year of innovation, interaction and excellence.
China remains the key to where the global marketplace is heading in dairy prices, says Westpac economist Anne Boniface.
Growing confidence in the kiwifruit sector is providing new opportunities for pastoral farmers.
Prospects for the velvet market during the 2018-19 season are expected to be reasonably stable, says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ).
A new 12ha cherry orchard now being set up by Cromwell’s 45 South is a vote of confidence in the future of Central Otago’s cherry industry.
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.
Hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) makers had better mind their backs: the hydrogen fuel cell could still be in contention.
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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