Mavis Mullins.

It's time to put some heart into the agricultural sector, says Maori leader and member of the NZ Business Hall of fame, Mavis Mullins.

Dairy Holdings chief executive Colin Glass.

The dairy industry is full of passionate people -- farmers who take ownership of their problems and want to be recognised for their good work, says Dairy Holdings chief executive Colin Glass.

Recent dairy auction prices have led Westpac to revise upward its payout forecast to $6.50/kgMS.

Export commodity prices have started 2018 on a firm footing thanks in part to the buoyant global trade backdrop. 

Stu Hutchings.

The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) in March. 

Clint Rissmann.

A project to put fine-grained environmental mapping into the hands of farmers has been awarded one of the larger amounts in the latest round of Sustainable Farming Fund grants.

Robotics and automation advancements are huge worldwide.

Younger generations are growing up surrounded by technology and the advancement of these technologies is ferocious.

Natasha Maguire (left) receives her award for innovation.

Home-grown animal health company Farm Medix Ltd has again had the nod for its innovative products.

Syndicate agricultural investor MyFarm is moving into apples, looking for $13 million from investors to set up Rockit apple orchards.

A chance find of suspicious mould in hay on a Fairlie beef farm has led to the discovery of a new blue cheese culture for Oamaru-based Whitestone Cheese.

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.

The decision by Lely NZ’s parent company Lely to sell its grass machinery division to AGCO and concentrate on dairy technology, particularly robotic milking, has brought about changes in New Zealand and Australia.

The disruptive forces facing New Zealand agriculture could mean a tough future for livestock farming, says the new president of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM).


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