A combination of unusual conditions has bothered sheep farmers Hamish and Alastair Craw on their Banks Peninsula farm, Longridge Agriculture Ltd, for 10 years, says Ravensdown.
A field trip to a dairy farm and Massey University agri science facilities has helped change the attitudes of a group of postgraduate Massey journalism students.
With the likelihood of a dry summer for many parts of New Zealand sheep farmers need to prepare now, says Professor Paul Kenyon, Massey University.
Landcorp and Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Pengxin have jointly set up a venture to train future farm leaders – at no cost to those chosen for the course.
The sheep production research team at Massey University is busy this spring doing lots of studies on Massey University's agricultural experiment stations.
New Zealand needs to look closely at where it puts its science funding, says Massey food scientist Professor Paul Moughan.
Third-year Bachelor of Agricultural Science student Leander Archer is Massey University's Agriculture Student of the Year.
The head of Massey University's Institute of Agriculture and Environment, professor Peter Kemp, says he's delighted at the huge turnout at this year's Massey Ag students dinner and awards night.