Global fertiliser prices are expected to settle in 2024, despite uncertainty posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict.

After extreme market volatility and record-high prices in recent years, global fertiliser prices are expected to settle in 2024, despite uncertainty posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict as it currently stands.

Ahuwhenua Trophy chair, Nukuhia Hadfield says the competition is an excellent opportunity for Māori to showcase their dairy farming operations.

Entries are open for the 2024 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award, for up-and-coming young Māori working on dairy farms around the country.

B+LNZ is warning that some sheep and beef farmers are unlikely to make a profit this coming season.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand warns that the country's meat producers face another tough year as demand for sheep and beef recovers slightly, but not enough to outweigh increases in on-farm costs.

Reuben Alabaster, 2023 Youth Award Winner, receiving a handshake from Kieran McAnulty with Fonterra representative Luke McKee in the background.

Palmerston North is set to rumble with the power and excitement of rural sports this coming March, as Ford New Zealand takes pole position as the naming rights sponsor of the illustrious Ford New Zealand Rural Sports Awards.

Otago dairy farmer and breeding stalwart Denis Aitken has been appointed Holstein Friesian New Zealand's new patron.

With farmers now expected to produce Fresh Water Farm plans in addition to Farm Environment Plans, Culverden farmer David Croft decided to get his spreading equipment tested and calibrated by a Spreadmark accredited tester.

A full rebalance of China’s dairy market is not expected in the near future, so dairy farmers in New Zealand and around the world will need to manage through more financial pain in the months ahead.

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