Measuring and recording performance is critical to driving performance on sheep and beef farms

High-performing farmers are front-footing challenges facing the sheep and beef sector and adapting their businesses, according to new research by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP).

Talking sheep measles with Ovis at the East Coast Farming Expo earlier this year.

The countdown is on to one of the highlights of the wider region’s agriculture calendar, the 2021 East Coast Farming Expo for sheep and beef farmers.

Castlepoint Station’s Anders Crofoot says everything they’re doing to look after the soil and fine tune their management system is simply ‘good farming practice’.

When New Yorkers Anders and Emily Crofoot took over Castlepoint Station on the eastern Wairarapa coast in 1998 they had to make some big adjustments, quickly.

 
Wairarapa farmer Rob Dick on his Eastbro property. Photo Courtesy of the NZ Farm Environmental Trust.

Wairarapa sheep farmer Rob Dick is on a mission to reduce his property’s environmental footprint as quickly as possible – and his approach starts with the soil.

Lisa Kendall says her views about farm health and safety have changed for the better.

Auckland-born and bred Northern region Young Farmer of the Year winner Lisa Kendall reckons because she didn’t grow up on the land she felt a lot of pressure to fit in and be tough when she went into farming.

 
Craige Mackenzie’s farming philosophy is right input, right quantity, right place and right time.

Mid-Canterbury arable and dairy farmer Craige Mackenzie’s philosophy is right input, right quantity, right place, right time — which makes sense for his business and for the land, waterways and climate.

Sixth-generation Wairarapa farmer William Beetham wants his time at Feds to reflect on the legacies of the past and establish new legacies for future generations.

New Feds board member, William Beetham wants the organisation recognised for its significant contributions to NZ farming and society as a whole.

As well as the family reorganisation, Tim Ritchie and his cousin later invited well-known Wairarapa farmer and Romney breeder Derek Daniell to take a shareholding in White Rock.

One of New Zealand’s most historic sheep stations – White Rock – has a new lease of life thanks to family members who wanted to preserve the property for future generations.

Former Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy is heading back to his dairy farm in the Horowhenua with plans to invest more than $2 million in a new innovative dairy shed.

Maintaining ewes in good body condition and the provision of shelter are two important management factors in maximising this year’s lamb crop.

Farmers in many regions are experiencing feed shortages and are being encouraged to plan for their stock needs and seek help if required.

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