WNZ chair James Parsons believes the strong vote backs the decision to consolidate the sector and better link the supply chain from the grower through to the consumer.

Woolgrowers have almost unanimously voted in favour of the proposed merger of Wools of NZ (WNZ) and Primary Wool Co-operative- owned CP Wool (CPW).

Maddy and Andrew McLean with children Olivia and Oscar, alongside ANZ relationship manager Henry Tietjen (left).

With the critical role women play on farms around the world recently recognised by this year's International Day of Rural Women on October 15, Hawke's Bay farmer Maddy McLean reflects on how the traditional role of women in agriculture has evolved.

Andrew McGiven believes most shareholders will back Fonterra selling its remaining overseas milk pools.

Fonterra's plan to return $1 billion to shareholders in three years through the divestments of overseas milk pools is the right move, according to Waikato farmer Andrew McGiven.

Prices boom on sluggish growth

Dairy Global commodity prices have enjoyed a period of strength in September. Overall, the global market fundamentals remain well-balanced, but with several moving parts.

The Thomson Creek Catchment Group was set up in 2019 to primarily address the freshwater health and water quality issues identified within the catchment.

Over the last two and a half years, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has worked on a project to improve the freshwater health catchment groups from across the country, with help from the Ministry for Environment's (MfE) Freshwater Improvement Fund. One of these groups is the Thomson's Creek Catchment…

Federated Farmers vice-president Karen Williams.

Federated Farmers is urging the Government not to try and push through radical reforms of the Resource Management Act (RMA) during the current pandemic.

Good spring Despite significant turbulence in global beef markets, pricing for New Zealand beef remains strong and local producers are heading into the spring in a great position, according to Rabobank's latest Global Beef Quarterly report.

In November wool-growers will vote on a proposed merger between grower-owned export and marketing company Wools of New Zealand (WNZ) and Primary Wool Co-operative to form a fully integrated supply chain business.

There appears to be no shortage of school leavers wanting a career in the sheep beef and deer industry, but rather a lack of training farms.

New Zealand meat producers will have to change their breeding priorities to take a full advantage of a new optical meat quality monitoring system being developed by AgResearch.

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