While lamb prices are starting the new season at around 16% below last year’s levels, they are not outright weak, according to the BNZ.
Waikato milk processor Tatua posted record revenues of $381 million last financial year.
New Zealand meat exporters want the EU and UK to get serious on reaching a deal on post-Brexit quotas.
Nearly half of our country’s meat exports are at risk unless there is urgent action by government to allow migrant workers to stay in New Zealand.
Miraka, the Māori-owned dairy company near Taupo, believes its farmer suppliers are relatively happy about a possible lower payout this season.
Federated Farmers is hoping for changes to the Department of Conservation's (DoC) high country grazing rules in the aftermath of two recent big wildfires in the Mackenzie Basin.
The Fonterra Shareholders Council admits that it’s failing to achieve the trust and respect of its farmers.
A new state of the art accommodation facility for RSE or temporary overseas workers at a large Māori kiwifruit orchard in the Bay of Plenty has been opened by the Minister of Māori Development, Nanaia Mahuta.
Fruit and vegetable growers are warning their produce will be left unpicked and rotting in the fields unless the Government approves urgent visas for overseas workers.
A group of Fonterra shareholders are having another go at next month’s annual meeting to force a revamp of the troubled Shareholders Council.
New research shows that New Zealand sheep and beef farms are already offsetting the majority of their agricultural emissions.
Southland Federated Farmers vice president Bernadette Hunt says she finds it “interesting” that Environment Minister David Parker continues to downplay the feedback on the Government’s freshwater regulations.
The forecast milk payout for this season has gone up by 40c and Fonterra farmers can thank Chinese consumers.
Irrigation New Zealand has appointed former DairyNZ manager Vanessa Winning as its new chief executive.
Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman James Barron says the council supports the recommendations of a review into its role and functions.
Allied Farmers is forking out $2.5 million for a new scheme under which rural land will be bought and then leased to successful farm operators.
Two farmers have been fined for failing to register animals under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.
The first batch of overseas drivers for local agricultural contracting work is expected in the country next week, says Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) chief executive Roger Parton.
Rural groups are banding together to support farmers dealing with challenging weather conditions in Otago and Southland.
The biggest challenge facing horticulture is labour and we will – as a collective sector – ask the new government to focus attention in this area.
Government policies and the ongoing fallout from Covid-19 are being blamed for a continuing drop in farmer confidence.
Self-proclaimed ‘political operative’ Simon Lusk is taking the Alliance Group to court in a bid to force the meat company to pay back the wage subsidy it claimed during the Covid lockdown earlier in the year.
Farmer-owned cooperative Alliance Group says it has already returned $17 million of the $34.3 million it claimed from the Covid-19 wage subsidy.
Farmer Jane Smith claims that farmers find comments from David Parker, Damien O’Connor and the Green Party’s James Shaw nauseating.