All calves, including bobbies, must get adequate fresh colostrum in their first 24 hours of life.
Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has unveiled big changes to New Zealand’s biosecurity system, including new law changes to strengthen animal tracing and details of a Biosecurity Act overhaul.
Meat producer First Light Foods has won gold for the second year running at the 2019 World Steak Challenge in Dublin.
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand innovation farmers striving to maximise triplet lamb survival by indoor lambing.
New ‘micro-credentials’ in wool harvesting will help meet a critical need to train shearers and wool handlers, claims Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons.
Beef producers have agreed to pay an extra levy to fund the sector’s costs of the Mycoplasma bovis response.
A plea for New Zealand to embrace gene editing is being sounded by Sir Lockwood Smith.
Southland District Health Board (SDHB) claims it is stepping up its investment in primary maternity services in rural areas.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, has repeated his call for a full independent review of Overseer before any widespread adoption of it as a regulatory tool.
International research led by New Zealand scientists has led to an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions.
Economically, New Zealand is entering a dramatic era of unprecedented change, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the Federated Farmers conference.
Government policy settings are presently farmers’ biggest worry, says Federated Farmers president Katie Milne.
Primary sector leaders have come together to make an unprecedented commitment to reducing and mitigating agricultural emissions.
Farmers are being assured that any spying on grazing practices on farm this winter won’t upset stock.
“Women's and babies’ lives are at risk and we want action,” says Penny Mudford, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) national chair.
If Britain crashes out of the EU at the end of October it will be unlikely to seriously affect the New Zealand meat industry.
Almost all the recommendations from two reviews of the Mycoplasma bovis programme have been accepted, after the ‘surge in activity’ leading up to this year’s moving day.
Farmers pay nearly $100 million a year in levies to industry-good groups, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis. And for what value? he asks.
Oamaru vet Dr Merlyn Hay, who in 2017 outed Mycoplasma bovis on an Oamaru dairy farm, won the premier award at the Feds conference.
Meat co-op Alliance Group’s Pure South Handpicked 55 Day Aged Beef has won international honours in the World Steak Challenge for the second year running.
A group of vegetable growers centred on Pukekohe in South Auckland say regulatory changes could be do-or-die for their growing enterprises.
It's easy to see what the small central North Island town of Ohakune is famous for. On the outskirts of the town is a huge carrot and a children's play area based on this popular vegetable.
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose twice as fast as consumer price inflation in the year to March 2019, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Fonterra is planning a war on waste.