Long-time goat industry advocate Garrick Batten questions why NZ meat exporters have not capitalised on the inbuilt and growing Northern American demand for goat meat.
Canterbury-based Synlait Milk has reaffirmed its policy of building no more coal-fired boilers, with the official opening of the country’s first large-scale electrode boiler at its Dunsandel headquarters.
Synlait Milk is establishing an industrial-scale native plant nursery at its Dunsandel headquarters as the centrepiece of a wide-ranging environmental initiative.
Farmlands cooperative has sold its nationwide real estate business to the Property Brokers chain.
This past year for OSPRI has seen rebuilding.
Lincoln University says it is delighted that the Minister of Education has approved $80 million for new science facilities as part of a wider campus development programme.
Isolation combined with the pressure of running a business from home means some farmers are putting their own wellbeing and mental health on the backburner.
New Zealand needs to do a better job of telling its story in India, said a speaker at a New Zealand India Business Council summit.
Meat processing company Alliance has started an employee support programme aimed at getting colleagues to look after each other and keep an eye out for possible mental health issues.
300 plus rurals turned up at the fifth annual Spring Sheep Co open day at Matangi near Hamilton.
Competing in the livestock contests at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is not for the faint-hearted.
Newly elected DairyNZ director Tracy Brown says there are more moving parts in the industry now than in the whole 25 years she has been in dairy.
In New Zealand’s soils, phosphorus does a great job at growing plants but unfortunately it does the same thing if it makes it into our water.
India's dairy market has recently transformed — which is good news for Fonterra's new consumer brand in the country.
Both Massey University’s top scholars for 2019 are from dairy farming families and both are DairyNZ scholarship students.
An online stock trading platform was relaunched last week (Oct 14) to open up its national livestock marketplace to the whole industry.
Waikato Innovation Park, at Hamilton, soon home to another spray dryer, recently hosted Labour politicians and other visitors.
The latest results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics dairy beef progeny test are signalling good prospects for dairy farmers.
Rural Canterbury blockholder David Moffett has turned from giving advice on farm succession to the future of farming itself.
55% of New Zealanders hold a positive view of the primary industries, new research shows.
Dairy Women's Network (DWN) is partnering with ASB to run NZ-wide workshops aimed at building farmers’ financial confidence.
Māori farming organisations are increasing their investment in horticulture.
At least 50% of New Zealand farmers identify succession planning as an issue for them, their family and their farm business.
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.
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The New Zealand Agricultural Aviation Association (NZAAA) is up in arms about a proposed new safety levy.
State-owned food certifier AsureQuality is stepping into halal audit and accreditation.
Fonterra is receiving a $550 million cash boost following the sale of its 50% stake in pharmaceutical maker, DFE Pharma.
The impetus behind developing the Klima stripper back in 2007 was a continual lack of labour during the pruning season.
Mark Daniel on what's new in machinery for the vineyard.
New Holland Agriculture has introduced the new Braud 9000 series to its portfolio of self-propelled grape harvesters, with the 9090L…