Farmer confidence is soaring. Put it down to the recent spike in prices for New Zealand dairy products.
Holstein Friesian New Zealand general manager Cherilyn Watson has been appointed President of the World Holstein Friesian Federation (WHFF) Council.
New tractor sales in Australia look to be on track to hit the 14,000 mark for the year.
Strong demand and limited cattle supplies saw cattle prices rise across most major cattle producing countries.
DairyNZ is calling on the Government to respond to an advisory group’s recommendations to improve winter grazing rules.
Allied Farmers posted a better-than-expected net profit of $531,000 for the six months ending December 31, 2020.
Rural services company PGG Wrightson’s (PGW) net profit leapt 41% in the first half of the current financial year to $18m – up from $12.8m for the same time last year.
New Zealand's primary sector is our equivalent of the USA’s Silicon Valley of excellence.
Beset by food fads and bad science, butter’s reputation is enjoying a sustained resurgence. Southern Pasture’s new senior vice president and general manager of post farmgate operations Tom Bailey explains why boutique butter is set to boom.
NZ agriculture is set for what looks likely to be a generally profitable season in 2020/21, with most sectors seeing average to above-average pricing, manageable cost inflation, and production holding up well.
The 2021 East Coast Farming Expo is a two-day mid-week gathering for sheep and beef producers with a focus on farming smarter. It’s held annually at the Wairoa A&P Showgrounds and includes exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and seminars. It’s a chance for farmers to talk one-one-one with industry innovators and leaders and has become a key go-to for the region’s farmers, as well as attracting some from further afield.
A Wintec science student Rehana Ponnal has had research published in the International Dairy Journal late last year, a big accomplishment for an undergraduate student.
Herberts Transport is a rural transport company, established in 1918, that operates a mixed fleet of around 50 vehicles, including livestock, bulk trucks, spreaders, whey trucks and trailers.
While we are used to hearing about the latest hi-tech tractors or machines winning medals for technical innovation, it seems that in the livestock sector, designers and manufacturers are also taking awards, often for developing solutions for more basic problems.
The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards has received 366 entries for its 2021 competition.
“Without a facilitator, we would just have done that farmer thing and sat round, shuffled our feet and waited for someone else to say something,” says Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group member Reece Cleland.
A report from Beef + Lamb New Zealand highlights the role NZ-produced red meat has to play in a sustainable diet.
Agribusiness expert Professor Nicola Shadbolt says that New Zealand cooperatives have a bright future ahead of them.
Former Agriculture Minister and Banks Peninsula farmer David Carter has been elected to the board of rural trader, Ruralco.
An historic employee entitlement claim of nearly $20 million severely dented meat processor Alliance Group’s annual result this year.
China's domestic milk production has received a boost with the installation of the country’s largest milking rotary parlour.
Meat co-op Alliance Group announced an underlying profit of $27.4 million for 2020. Adjusted for one-off events, the annual profit result was $7.5 million before tax.
New Zealand's red meat sector exports to the United States grew by 50% during the three months from July to September this year compared to a year earlier.
Following its announcement earlier this year of quitting synthetics and only using 100% NZ wool, carpet manufacturer Cavalier Bremworth has now also changed its name.