Meat co-operative Alliance Group’s upgraded facility in Southland has started processing beef.
Hayden Dorman and Jessie Chan came onto the Rakaia farm as lower order sharemilkers in 2009. Within two years they had purchased the herd and now lease the farm.
With pregnancy scans mostly completed, farmers are being handed their reproduction 'report cards' for last season's mating.
South Island dairy farmers' attitudes towards breeding are rapidly changing, with cow performance data driving sire selection in an effort to maximise the value of herd progeny.
Good bull management means running adequte numbers of bulls with the herd, reducing their stress, and handling bulls to minimise the risk of injury to people and animals.
The Winter Grazing Action Group (WGAG) is stressing to farmers the importance of having grazing contracts in place for the coming season.
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Fonterra says its revised strategy, focusing on value rather than volume, is paying off.
Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says results of the last two dairy auctions reflect volatility in the global markets.
A company, founded by two agribusiness leaders, is partnering with Government on a $20 million research and development programme that…