Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals, explains the benefits of chicken manure.
Ideas are explored and expert resources shared freely at Red Meat Profit Partnership meetings.
Credibility and consumer appeal can depend on how you translate the five major points of animal welfare into action on farm, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation farmers working to maximise triplet lamb survival via an indoor lambing system now in its third year.
Leeston cropping farmer Simon Osborne likes to point out that all life is a symbiosis.
Third generation North Canterbury farmer Roscoe Taggart believes that continuous innovation is vital for sustainable arable farming.
The farm quad industry and its regulators are at odds over the fitting of rollover devices on these machines.
While winter feed crops are crucial in Simon O’Meara’s farm system, the West Otago sheep and beef farmer is making changes to cut their damage to the environment.
A Taranaki family have proved that profitable dairying and paying special attention to the environment aren’t incompatible.
Staying in touch with their community is a priority for the 2019 Canterbury regional Ballance Farm Environmental Award winners, Duncan and Tina Mackintosh.
Central Hawke's Bay farmers Evan and Linda Potter have won the premier Elworthy Award in the deer industry’s 2019 environmental awards.
A sheep and beef farmer taking part in the big Forages for Reduced Nitrates Leaching (FRNL) research programme has found its stated goal of a 20% reduction in nitrate leaching out of reach.
Waikato farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball are the new National Ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing, plus the recipients of the Gordon Stephenson Trophy.
Fuel costs are a hot topic everywhere, added to the rising costs of compliance and licensing. Here are some tips on how to reduce fuel consumption and lower costs for rural businesses.
At the end of May, the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori sheep and beef farm will be announced at a gala dinner in Gisborne.
Many very large food companies, particularly in the US, are struggling to adjust to the changing tastes of consumers, says Nick Fereday, RaboResearch senior analyst consumer foods.
Ballance Agri Nutrients’ farm environment planning tool MitAgator last month won the Smart Farming Award at the South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee.
Farming is a three-generation family affair for the Haywards of Mt Horrible, near Timaru.
Scattered rain over the past few weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers.
Superior weight gain makes Simmentals the breed of choice for Canterbury sheep and beef farmer Mark Copland.
Lucerne is the world’s most important forage, says Lincoln University professor of plant science Derrick Moot.
Ram harnesses are a useful tool for feed allocation, and they can also help identify unmated hoggets that will then have higher lifetime performance.
The last few planting seasons have seen favourable conditions for slugs.
In beef progeny trials by Beef + Lamb NZ across NZ, initial weight-based results show Simmental are performing at the top of the breeds.