2019 Share Farmers of the Year Colin and Isabella Beazley, of Northland, say the benefits to their career and business from entering are worth the effort and time.
At least 3.4 billion litres of water will be saved every year under new water targets Fonterra launched this month, the co-op says.
The dairy sector will earn New Zealand about $17.5 billion in export revenue this year, and likely more next year, says Professor Graeme Doole, DairyNZ principal economist.
New Zealand Apples & Pears is positioning itself as a global leader in social practices and in eliminating exploitation of workers on supply chains, its business development manager Gary Jones says.
Lisa Groen is gradually taking over the reins of the family farm, near Te Aroha, Waikato, ten years on from starting to learn the ropes.
Maui Milk is seeking new suppliers of sheep milk located within two hours of Hamilton for a new supply agreement with Danone.
With distrust growing in consumers, even for science, gaining their trust is now more valuable to win than ever.
The end of Government funding for Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics has prompted a move to integrate the business into B+LNZ as a standalone unit.
Food and fibre is the most “activist disrupted” sector globally, second only to petroleum, says KPMG’s global head of agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot.
Easier milking and lower labour input appeal to the owners of a new rotary milking platform recently installed in Waipa district.
Climate change policy and the emissions trading scheme (ETS) are farmers’ biggest concerns.
The latest IPCC Special Report has the potential to turn the way we look at climate change on its head, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has urged growers to pay people better.
Māori-owned milk processor Miraka says it is experiencing growth in all international markets.
A 139% increase in Livestock Improvement Corporation’s profit to $22.2 million reflects a turnaround in performance and profitability, says chairman Murray King.
Globalisation is the only way to feed 9.6 billion people by 2050 with a healthy diet on a healthy planet, says a global food expert.
Holidays may be few and far between in the dairy industry, but Southland farmers David and Angela Spedding recently enjoyed a weekend away as winners of Ecolab’s inaugural ‘What a Relief’ programme.
Miraka's insistence on sustainable farming practices has shown results in more farms winning honours in the recent Te Ara Miraka farming excellence awards.
The New Zealand hemp industry appears to be coming of age.
Waikato Milking Systems will this month exhibit at China’s biggest rural trade show.
Demand will rise for existing kiwifruit orchards as a result of Zespri granting its annual quota of new licences for the gold kiwifruit variety, claims a rural property salesman.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says there is unlikely to be much growth in production in the dairy sector in the coming year.
A new system is being developed for tracing tagged velvet as it moves through the supply chain.
Like a small scale model of the challenges New Zealand agriculture faces being so far from its main markets, farmers on the Chatham Islands are far enough from the mainland to make shipping inputs in and livestock out a marginal exercise.
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