Zespri's results are positive for everybody -- Gold, Green or organic growers and Zespri shareholders -- but you should never become complacent, says chairman Peter McBride.
Organisers of Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion event want to grow the revamped historic show and use it to promote wool’s many attributes, says committee member Anne Pullar.
A new Global Dairy Trade Marketplace platform launched a year ago has attracted registered sellers from Europe, USA, Asia and Oceania.
As the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays gets underway this week the chief executive of the organisation running it says there is optimism in the dairy sector.
Rural health will be a new feature of this year’s Fieldays.
An Australian aerial spectral mapping company hopes to burst into the New Zealand market via a grand gesture.
Farmers and lifestyle block-owners can cash in on the wave of motorhome tourists here for the Lions rugby tour, says the developer of an app called CamperMate.
The Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) conferences will be held in three North Island venues next month.
North Otago farmer Matt Ross has been elected to the LIC board for a four-year term.
DairyNZ director Ben Allomes says dairy farmer morale has lifted in the last few months to sit now at six or seven out of ten.
World dairy experts believe there’s plenty of stretch left in the science that has made mozzarella a New Zealand success story.
Lincoln Agritech has unveiled an advanced optical nitrate sensor for groundwater which it says will bring a paradigm shift in New Zealand’s groundwater management.
Much of the success of Whitestone’s Vintage Windsor Blue cheese comes down to North Otago milk, with the cows grazing off grass from limestone soils, says chief executive Simon Berry.
New Zealand dairy farmers can look forward to a good season in 2017-18, after having enjoyed the fruits of improved commodity prices much earlier than their global counterparts.
Farmers who resent the attention of WorkSafe inspectors in their workplaces should remember that more people still die on NZ farms each year than are prosecuted for safety breaches.
Local news media carry many reports and comments about the price of milk and how it’s hurting farmers.
A second generation cheese making family with Dutch origins, the company Meyer Gouda Cheese is continuing its golden run at the awards.
Dairy farmer Peter Gilbert is the new president of the Canterbury A&P Association for 2017. He was elected at the annual meeting, replacing Warrick James.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming new figures forecasting that primary exports will reach $37.5 billion for the year ending June 2017.
2017 has begun on a positive note for the country’s farmers with rural confidence levels edging up, primarily driven by signs of renewed optimism among horticulturalists and sheep and beef producers.
Māori don't talk much about the good things they do and don’t talk themselves up enough, says the Minister of Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell.
Latin America may have been the unexpected cause of the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) overall price index rising 1.7% last week against expectations, says ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.
Research at the universities of Otago and Auckland is aimed at developing and field testing new teat sanitising products within two-three years, to control bovine mastitis.
While Westland Milk Products suppliers and staff struggle through a tough season, milk processing goes on.
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