The Labour Party’s water tax policy is “pretty short on details,” and the farming sector needs to have input into a final plan, says Beef + Lamb NZ chairman James Parsons.
The red meat sector has eight key priorities and believes the next government can play a key role in bringing about positive change.
Rare breeds sheep farmer Daniel Wheeler is hoping someone will dob in the thieves responsible for slaughtering five of his rare Campbell Island ewes in their grazing paddock on the outskirts of Christchurch.
Australia's red meat industry will not repent about new television advertising for lamb that has some Christians and Hindus up in arms.
Two properties in Otorohanga, King Country, have been found infected with the fungal plant disease myrtle rust.
Farmers having trouble selling stock because of fears over Mycoplasma bovis are unlikely to see any compensation unless they are directly affected by Ministry for Primary Industries controls.
Make sure you get the necessary qualifications or credentials in considering challenging for leadership or governance roles, says the winner of the rural section of the Women of Influence awards, Nicola Shadbolt.
As the reality of Brexit takes hold in Ireland, major structural changes are taking place.
Tools such as Farm IQ and other farming data collection tools are increasingly important to sheep producers, Blake Holgate believes.
Growing more lambs in the shoulder season is among proposals for maximising the value of New Zealand lamb in a new report from Rabobank.
Irish Farmers Association (IFA) president Joe Healy says Ireland will closely watch what might happen to New Zealand’s lamb quota exports to the EU in the light of Brexit.
The pastoral sector is reacting to negative news reporting and comment, rather than being proactive and talking about its vision for water quality in New Zealand, claims Beef + Lamb NZ chairman James Parsons.
Fonterra director Leonie Guiney is crying foul after the board blocked her from the upcoming director election.
Landcorp became a state-owned enterprise in 1987 as part of the fourth Labour Government’s massive economic transformation.
The lease and sale of Landcorp farms could help young farmers buy their first farm under a National government.
Technology, not taxes, is the way to deal with water related issues.
The Mega Cow on Morrinsville’s Thames Street was a fitting location for around 500 farmers and rural folk who had had enough of the negativity generated in recent weeks by campaigning political parties, and the threat of water and carbon taxes to sort environmental problems out.
Forget about a trifecta of looming taxes, it’s a "pick six", says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis.
The National Party says it will offer state-owned Landcorp farms to young farmers, helping them into farm ownership.
Thefts of honey and beehives are a growing issue for beekeepers.
Expect short supply of vegetables in the coming months, says Horticulture New Zealand.
A ground breaking ceremony at Lincoln University has marked the start of work on the new $206 million joint facility to house AgResearch and Lincoln University researchers, students and staff.
New Zealand faces mounting competition from emerging agricultural countries Mexico, Peru, Morocco and Thailand, says Young Horticulturist of the Year competition chair Elle Anderson.
The New Zealand meat industry is undergoing a long-term shift driven by high-level “mega” drivers, a new report says.