With New Zealand experiencing record-breaking heatwaves this summer, AgResearch scientists say farmed animals can be susceptible and the pressure is on farmers to manage it.
Red meat export receipts reached a record high for the December quarter of the 2017-18 season.
A new online resource is available for sheep and beef farmers to help them increase on-farm profitability and productivity.
Federated Farmers says speculation around the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis and its origins is just adding more stress to worried farmers.
In anticipation of on-going growth, international seed business Germinal has appointed Andrew Miller as its sales manager.
The Government is offering tax relief measures for farmers in drought-affected areas.
Water is vital for plants and trees to grow and New Zealand needs to better mitigate droughts that threaten our domestic supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.
Global dairy prices rose in the overnight auction.
ANZCO FOODS is to become 100% owned by its long-time Japanese major shareholder Itoham Foods.
Agricultural training provider Taratahi says its efforts to attract new students have paid off with solid enrolments for 2018.
The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) has appointed Dr Alison Stewart as its new chief executive.
A FARMING couple recognised for their sustainability practices will be keynote speakers at the 2018 East Coast Farming Expo on April 11 and 12.
Dairy farmers looking to step off-farm and into the boardroom are being sought by DairyNZ.
Droughts in two South Island districts have now been declared medium-scale adverse events.
Bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been confirmed on a farm in Ashburton.
Farmers will remember Jim Anderton as a pragmatist who got things done, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says.
Fonterra says this season’s milk production will be down 4% compared to last season.
Air NZ Wine Awards Chief Judge Warren Gibson reports on this year's fantastic awards.
Twenty-seven seconds isn’t a very long time. You can’t make a barista coffee in that time. Or cook a piece of toast. Yet every 27 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world is sold or trafficked into slavery.
When New Zealand Winegrowers Inc. closes its doors for the Christmas break, the organisation will also be saying goodbye to an employee who has been there for 37 years.
The Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) will see out its tenure under the new government, a Beef + Lamb NZ field day in the Kaipara region was told.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says he would like to seem more emphasis on sustainable growth of the value -- rather than volume – of New Zealand exports.
Greenlea Premier Meats is developing a set of sustainable farming standards, says livestock buyer Greg Clark.
As we say farewell to another year it is time again for the annual review of 2017 in the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team.
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