When William Bragg left school all he wanted to do was work with horses, but he soon realised this passion would not make him a fortune.
Bright green peanut butter baits are being laid in an area of the Mackenzie District for the third year running to try to suppress an isolated population of wallabies adjacent to the Mount Cook National Park.
Award-winning Taranaki dairy farmers John and Roslyn Weir, of Springmount Farms, are encouraging other farmers to consider entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Farm management software is enabling a Hawkes Bay dairy farm to get the best from its land.
Having people of differing expertise visit her farm to view and offer advice was extremely valuable, says 2017 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards finalist Nic Leary.
Alternative proteins, meat-based snacks, insects, new types of packaging, eating on-the-go, 3D printing of food: change is coming fast and rural professionals need to get with it, says Meat & Livestock Australia’s Christine Pitt.
People often like to talk about the good old days.
Call at the Affco Horotiu stockyards any time between 5am and 5pm on any day and the chances are Mike Winikerei will be there.
A ground-breaking prototype methane recovery system on a 950 cow farm in Southland has demonstrated for the first time the commercial viability of this technology in a cool climate.
“Have clippers, will travel” could be the motto of Mid-Canterbury’s Luke Gilbert.
Research shows that cows bred for low urea concentration end up using more nitrogen for milk protein productions.
The Lincoln precision agriculture company CropLogic is expanding into the North American market via its takeover of a Washington State firm.
Big changes are coming in world food supply, says Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) chairman David Birkett.
Ravensdown is getting ready to roll out a new set of pasture and benchmarking tools designed to enable smarter nutrient decisions by showing planned versus actual nutrient spending over time.
Aerial soil testing technology and GPS-controlled automated variable-rate spreading are on trial on a well-known hill country station in the North Island.
The Hardi Ranger is a 2500L sprayer that suits row crop, cereals, pasture renovation and horticulture work.
About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.
The difference today in the beef industry between the top-and bottom-performing cattle is greater than it has ever been, says Bill Austin, of Austins Ultrasound Ltd.
In two weeks the supreme winner of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards will be named at a ceremony in Invercargill.
Some 200 people turned out recently to a field day at Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm, near Kaikohe in the Far North.
A recently announced grant from MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund will pay for the next stage of a biological control project aimed at the invasive weed field horsetail.
Farmers learn best from other farmers who have actually done it, says Extension 350 chairman Ken Hames.
The potential for fine mesh covers on potato crops to control pests and diseases globally is “huge”, says a researcher now doing field trials near Christchurch.
Biocontrol measures that helped Australian farmers control a serious dryland weed for 20 years may at last benefit New Zealand.