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.
Rural communications continues to lift to new levels in a world where connection and safety are key.
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.
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.
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.
Dairy farmers can expect a lift in the forecast milk payout if dairy prices continue to climb.
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.
A new report has found that Kiwi ingenuity and a drive to “make it work” were crucial to New Zealand’s primary sector managing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Contingency planning by the New Zealand meat industry appears to have paid off as Brexit took effect on January 1.
After five years of growth, New Zealand's primary exports are heading for a drop in 2021 - but with a bounce back predicted in 2022.
Entries are open for the 2021 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.
Applications are open for young New Zealand chefs to plate up their best beef and lamb dishes in the hope of becoming the very first Beef + Lamb Young Ambassador Chef.
Training dogs to sniff out the bacterial disease American Foulbrood (AFB) in beehives could save New Zealand’s beekeeping industry several million dollars a year.
Partnering with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), Universal College of Learning (UCOL) staff at Taratahi hosted New Zealand veterans on a week-long taster workshop.
Rural insurance company FMG claims data has shown that January is the time when thieves are out and about looking to relieve farmers and rural dwellers of their property.
A Bay of Plenty teen has been given a boost into his dream career in beekeeping after receiving the 2020 Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossup Youth Scholarship.
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) say speed limits around rural schools need to be the same as those around urban schools.