Sheep farmers are offered a safety course via online videos in which farmers and shearers explain how to reduce injuries in and around the woolshed.
Trials on fodder beet in seven places in New Zealand show that there is minimal yield response to high applications of nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) fertiliser in beet crops.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, out and about last month in Waikato, ended one day holding baby Neve — but not of Ardern-Gayford fame.
Mixer wagons, common for decades, take many forms: simple concrete mixer style, rotors with paddles, single or multiple horizontal augers, or the ever-increasing vertical auger concept.
Farming practices now piloted by Mid Canterbury dairy farmers Grant and Jan Early could show other New Zealand farmers how they can successfully reduce their environmental impacts.
It is time for New Zealand cereal growers to adopt multi-site fungicides (MSF) to combat growing resistance to the more traditional chemistries, says Adama UK fungicide expert Andy Bailey.
It is an exciting time to be talking sheep milking, says Thomas MacDonald, business manager for Spring Sheep Dairy, in Taupo.
Lincoln University-owned research and development company Lincoln Agritech says dairy farmers might improve their environmental footprints and profit through two research projects now underway.
A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ.
Making waterway planting compulsory on farms nationwide would be totally impractical, says North Canterbury native plant nurseryman and environmental consultant Jamie McFadden.
A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.
South Canterbury deer farmer Joshua Brook has won a prestigious trans-Tasman award for 2018.
Compliance is growing more intense and complicated, worrying hill-country sheep and beef farmers in the central North Island.
At up to $250 retail for a well-shaped 80-90g black perigord truffle, growing the gourmet delicacy has its obvious rewards.
The four million people who annually visit the idyllic Cornwall Park Farm in central Auckland are now seeing some of the best-farmed livestock in New Zealand.
A three-year research project to try to discover whether grass-fed Wagyu beef has significant health benefits is in its final stages.
The jersey-cross beef business at his Whangarei Heads dairy farm is a sideline – but it is a valuable sideline, says Murray Jagger.
The perception needs to change of Jersey growth rates and finishing times, says Whangarei Heads dairy farmer Murray Jagger.
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.