New Zealand special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen says NZ desperately needs to develop a new primary sector story to help sell its products to the world.
Several Olympic athletes were at Fonterra's Auckland head office this morning, promoting eating a healthy breakfast and the benefits of including dairy in that.
A team effort has won sharemilkers Mark and Jamie Arnold the 2016 New Zealand Share Farmer of the Year award.
What began as a way of combating frost has developed into a system that offers a multitude of benefits for grape growers.
DairyNZ is bracing for a $3 million shortfall in levy income this year.
Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown has used the opening of a new item of plant in Christchurch to announce two big financial sweeteners to its shareholders.
Century old wines are the stuff of dreams but this year two bottles became reality for a small group in the Wairarapa as Joelle Thomson discovered.
Thirty three of the nation's top dairy farmers will be heading to Wellington to vie for the three top titles.
Fonterra has launched its new global foodservice brand, Anchor Food Professionals.
Rural contractors have been reminded to play their part in preventing the spread of velvetleaf as management of the pest weed enters a new phase.
Europe's food connoisseurs can't get enough of British cheese, according to new UK Government figures.
A Chinese company will take a majority stake in Australian dairy processor Burra Foods, subject to approval by the foreign…
The controversial free trade deal under negotiation between the US and Europe has hit another snag.
The low milk price is starting to bite Australian farmers.
Fonterra has revised its Australia farmgate milk price; from A$5.60/kgMS to A$5.00/kgMS for the current season.
New Zealand special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen says NZ desperately needs to develop a new primary sector story to…
Plenty has been written about the dramatic slump in the earnings and milk price outlook for Australia's largest farmer-owned dairy…
Greenpeace is known for pulling stunts that land it on newspaper front pages and prime time news.
Whether fruit or vegetables, there is growth in both domestic and export sales.
At a forestry event last year a speaker talking about forest owners' spending on science asked, "How much does the…
An Australian geneticist says visual appraisal of dairy cows is largely a waste of time.
Three of the best Maori dairy farms are vying to win the Bledisloe Cup as winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy…
Judging is underway in the 2016 New Zealand Share Farmer of the Year competition, each of the 11 finalists getting…
A pasture-first approach to New Zealand dairy farming can be complemented by wise use of supplements such as PKE, says…
"Quality not quantity" proved the key for exhibitors at the inaugural East Coast Farming with Technology Expo.
Two leading Australian dairy studs have each produced the top ranked pair of bulls in the latest ABVs for Holsteins and Jerseys.
Young dairy farmers will need to be more business and technology savvy than their predecessors.
Nylon rollers supporting the concrete deck on GEA Milfos iFlow rotary platforms make for trouble-free milking and easy maintenance.
Australian dairy farmer Darren Merritt doesn't do things by halves.
Bigger may not be better for equipment in robotic dairies, according to the findings of FutureDairy energy audits on Australian farms.
One of the great medical breakthroughs of our age was the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928.
Proposed new animal welfare regulations are a great step forward, says the NZ Veterinary Association dairy cattle branch president, Dr Jenny Weston.
DairyNZ says its submission on proposed new animal welfare regulations will be made from a farmer's perspective.
Decades ago I went to a few dog training days and every man and his dog turned up; it was a great day out, usually ending with a barbeque and a few drinks.
Genetics trials on a scale not seen for at least 15 years have renewed farmer enthusiasm for beef genetics.
As AUDI, BMW, Ford and even Google talk about driverless cars in the next five years, a North Dakota company is marketing the idea for agriculture.
Harvest specialist Claas developed the first effective corn cracker system for its Jaguar forage harvester in the 1980s.
The 80-100hp tractor continues to be the workhorse in NZ, especially on dairy farms, and the picture is the same in the world's markets.
Dutch slurry handling specialist Schuitemaker has launched a new tanker.
Anyone who has broken in a new plough will know the frustration of waiting until all the paint has come off.
The VW Amarok has always had a following of ute buyers wanting something different from the norm.
The latest Outlander from Mitsubishi has a softer, more conservative look than its predecessor.
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With SUV sales increasing by 20% in 2015 over 2014 it's no surprise to see Toyota NZ increase its offering…
As the top selling model for Kia Motors, the arrival of the 2016 Sportage SUV is timely considering New Zealand's…
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