Veteran cattleman John McCrory has set a record while easily dominating this year’s NZ Agricultural Show Prime Beef competition.
Contract milking is a good introduction to self-employment, says Northland AgFirst consultant Kim Robinson.
Cold spring weather is keeping a lid on pasture and lamb growth rates, so early weaning some lamb crop may be a good option.
A ‘model’ sheep and beef farm in North Canterbury is away and running, its founders say.
Firing up effective farm health and safety plans is helping King Country farmers who joined a Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group based around Ongarue.
Remote sensing cameras and GPS are being used by Massey University researchers to see what, if any, damage sheep cause to waterways in the hill country.
Rabobank New Zealand believes the Government’s proposed freshwater reforms will have significant implications for New Zealand’s food and agribusiness sectors.
A report on the NZ goat industry aimed at charting the future for domestic and export goat products has dismayed long-time industry expert Garrick Batten.
The numbers speak for themselves on the Morlands Farm equity partnership: operating profit is $1000/ha above the Waikato average.
Getting out of the classroom cranks the handles of many Massey University agriculture students.
A farmer collective breeding for parasite resistant genetics claim they are leading the pack as drench resistance becomes more prevalent and drench failure is reported NZ-wide.
The Government's proposal to take ownership of all animal traceability core data is being rejected by key primary sector organisations, including Fonterra.
A wallaby invasion helped by humans is tearing up farms and previous plantings, says Environment Canterbury (ECan).
Catch crops could rise in importance in crop rotations, particularly as the regulatory spotlight lights up the environmental impact of winter feed crops.
Chris Hursthouse (22) is proof you don’t have to grow up on a farm to succeed in farming.
A team led by Punjab Agricultural University, India, with researchers from The University of Western Australia, reports a breakthrough in disease resistance in brassica crops.
A large foreign-financed but New Zealand owned investment company has brought a big station in the Wairarapa for forestry development.
Salmon farmer New Zealand King Salmon says it is taking a step towards the future by applying for resource consent to farm in the open ocean of Cook Strait.
Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals, explains the benefits of chicken manure.
Ideas are explored and expert resources shared freely at Red Meat Profit Partnership meetings.
Credibility and consumer appeal can depend on how you translate the five major points of animal welfare into action on farm, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation farmers working to maximise triplet lamb survival via an indoor lambing system now in its third year.
Leeston cropping farmer Simon Osborne likes to point out that all life is a symbiosis.
Third generation North Canterbury farmer Roscoe Taggart believes that continuous innovation is vital for sustainable arable farming.