Monday, 08 July 2019 11:55

Minimising winter grazing damage

While winter feed crops are crucial in Simon O’Meara’s farm system, the West Otago sheep and beef farmer is making changes to cut their damage to the environment.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 07:55

Activists’ aerial attack

Farmers are bracing for a major animal rights campaign against their winter grazing practices.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 09:55

Good stock handling averts mud hazard

“Wet and muddy winter conditions increase the risks to the welfare of livestock,” says Kate Littin, Ministry for Primary Industries manager animal welfare.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 13 June 2019 08:55

Support valued — survey

A recent survey has highlighted the important role of the Rural Trust Support during natural disasters.

Published in General News

With winter setting in, farmers are being reminded to keep an eye on animal welfare.

Published in General News

Most of New Zealand has just been through yet another long dry spell which has translated to poor feed supply and quality for both the girls in herd and R2’s arriving home.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 19 April 2019 10:26

Pasture growth raises morale

Scattered rain over the past few weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 08:43

Compliance costs irk Naki farmers

Regulators are being urged to work with and not against farmers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:53

Frost wreaks havoc in lower North Island

Te Hera Estate Vineyard is small by anyone’s standards and its output is destined to become even smaller this year after a spring frost wiped out approximately half of its potential grapes for the 2019 vintage.

Published in Regional Updates
Friday, 08 March 2019 08:40

Drought bites top of the South

Farmers across the top of the South Island are pinning their hopes on forecast rain to ease a drought some say is shaping up to be the worst since 2001.

Published in General News
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