Otago District Central Zone moved to a restricted fire season effective at 8am Wednesday 20 January.
A new voluntary sustainability and continuous improvement standard developed by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) has been piloted by sheep and beef farmers.
Dairy farmers in New Zealand have woken up to some good news.
Rural communications continues to lift to new levels in a world where connection and safety are key.
RaboResearch senior analyst Emma Higgins says resilient Chinese demand is helping dairy prices remain high.
WorkSafe is reminding business owners that they must work with their inspectors or run the risk of enforcement action.
LIC has formed a distribution partnership with Israeli-based Afimilk to market its hi-tech cow collars in New Zealand.
Fonterra's bid to offload its loss-making China Farms business has cleared a major regulatory hurdle.
Farms first have to be profitable if they are to meet environmental and other targets, say the Regional Supreme Winners of the 2020 Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards, Tony Coltman and Dana Carver.
Outbreaks of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) have decreased by two-thirds between 2015 and 2019, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Waikato Regional Council is urging farmers to be vigilant after seven separate court cases found farmers to have unlawfully discharged farm effluent into the environment.
New Zealand Dairy Statistics for the 2019/20 season reveal the season was a productive one for dairy farmers.
The chairman of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) Malcolm Bailey says the industry appears to be in a strong position given what is happening in the world at present.
Canterbury milk processor Synlait has downgraded its earnings forecast.
New Zealand dairy exports have grown by over $5 billion since 2015, adding an extra $375 million to wages.
Strong global demand for dairy products has prompted ANZ to raise its forecast milk price for this season to $7.20/kgMS.
The Government’s Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners, says Minister for Conservation Kiri Allan.
Alliance Group is to become an official partner of Ronald McDonald House South Island.
Drought in the North Island had a significant impact on the number of lambs tailed in the first half of this season.
After being dogged by claims about its entitlement to the wage subsidy, the country’s largest meat processor will now fully pay it back.
MPI is warning sheep farmers to get up to speed with new animal welfare regulations relating to the docking of sheep which come into force at the end of May.
Late last year, Farmlands chief executive Peter Reidie announced he’d resigned to take on a new job heading up Sanfords – New Zealand’s largest fishing company.
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) says a survey among members has found strong opposition to the decision by banks to stop accepting cheques in 2021.
New Zealand agriculture doesn't need "the latest fad from America," according to New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS) president, Jon Hickford.