Nicky Hutchinson “never dreamed” of becoming ‘The Boss’.
John McFadzean has farmed in Wairarapa all his life and is a staunch supporter of the Southdown as a terminal sire.
Southdown breeder Chris Medlicott says farmers too often focus on the price per lamb instead of the return on kilograms of dry matter eaten.
Canterbury’s rural primary schools have been given a welcome boost, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd.
A course teaching farmers the basics of computing has attracted investment from the red meat sector.
Sheep farmers are being encouraged to enter the Canterbury A&P Show's new and improved Mint Lamb Competition after an overhaul of the existing event.
The Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal judging panel is once again calling on the kiwifruit industry to nominate their finest leaders for the 2015 award.
The lingering effects of the devastating PSA outbreak did not stop kiwifruit growers Stephen Kenna and Phillipa Wright entering the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Zespri has announced two new $15,000 scholarships to encourage New Zealand's top secondary students to pursue a career in the fast-growing kiwifruit industry.
The Canterbury A&P Show will host a Royal A&P Equestrian Event in 2015, giving competitors the chance to win prestigious Royal ribbons and medals at the annual show.
The Wanaka A&P Show has been nominated as a finalist in the annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Event Awards.
Entrants in the 2015 Lincoln University Foundation's South Island Farmer of the Year competition will again have the chance to pitch for additional prizes.
After a nail-biting finish, Matt Bell of Aorangi has been named the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer of the year.
Handypiece has introduced a portable shearing handpiece useful for farms and lifestyle properties.
Alex Furniss has only ploughed at one New Zealand final – Gore in 1966.
Jim Brooker (83), of Darfield, recalls winning the first NZ Ploughing Championship at Oamaru in 1956 when he was 23 years old.
2014 champion ploughman Ian Woolley, of Blenheim, has again won the Silver Plough, sponsored by Case IH, and will represent New Zealand at the World Ploughing Championships in Denmark this September.
New Zealand’s 20 most succulent steaks have been named as finalists in the 2015 Beef and Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin Competition.
Douglas McGregor is the seventh grand finalist to be named in the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest.
For competitive shearers, winning a class at Golden Shears is a career pinnacle. Peter McCabe, Tauranga, achieved this at the 2015 event when he won the veterans’ class.
Hamish Gates from Pukekohe has beaten off tough competition to be crowned New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower 2015.
It's almost 40 years since the longsuffering, ever capable Edna, with her spotted dress and rather dour husband, first appeared in cartoons to give a lighted-hearted look at New Zealand country life.
Waikato police are hoping the sight of a ‘POLICE’ branded tractor at regional field days will encourage farmers to get involved in rural crime prevention.
Fieldays have confirmed fashion designer Robyn Brooks and renowned sculptor Adrian Worsley as judges for Ag Art Wear 2015.