Farmers in regions facing dry or extremely dry conditions are being urged to tap into the resources available to them through their industry good organisations and MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries).
Winter forage grazing is used extensively in the South Island as a low-cost system to feed dairy cows and build body condition prior to calving in late winter.
Farmers considering using lucerne as a flushing feed going into ewe mating should be cautious, especially if the weather has been wet and warm.
The Otago-based Bruce District Action Group is transitioning to a self-funded group now that the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) has ended.
Pasture resilience will be the key theme of this year's Pasture Symposium, which is being held in the Waikato during May.
As the autumn sun rose in the east, the first of more than 100 people from around the district started arriving for the field day.
Pouarua Farms is the largest, single dairy platform in the Hauraki region and it can also lay claim to be one of the best Maori dairy farms in the country.
An agronomist is warning that unusually high insect pressure has seen spring-sown crops take a real hiding in some regions this season.
The 2021 Auckland/Hauraki dairy manager of the year Stephanie Walker says the dairy industry awards competition has provided her with invaluable networking.
Without data and benchmarking, farmers are in the dark about their performance, particularly when it comes to animal health and welfare.
Southland based farm consultant Allison McDonald reckons using OverseerFM is a big help in developing Farm Environment Plans (FEPs).
Regenerative Agriculture (RA) is presently a hot topic of discussion.
New modelling from the Climate Change Commission has outlined a major task ahead for the agribusiness industry in New Zealand.
Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures.
A team of Feilding-based software engineers has helped mastermind a game-changing irrigation prototype that diagnoses its own operating faults and can launch a drone to manage crops at leaf level.
A seemingly never-ending plunge in strong wool prices is proving to be a boon for a sheep breed that doesn’t produce the increasingly worthless fibre – the Wiltshire.
Massey University's sheep team is examining the economic impact and the production consequences of crossbreeding with Wiltshires to a fully shedding flock.
A large dairy farming operation, linked to Fonterra chairman Peter McBride, has been fined $47,000 for an effluent management breach.
Mastitis expert Steve Cranefield says as long as the basics of mastitis management are followed the risk of one cow spreading mastitis to another cow is quite low.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is launching a beef programme, which it says is designed to generate more income for beef producers and the economy while also protecting the environment.
Milking cows, goats and sheep on one farm has been a steep learning curve for Te Aroha farmer Kevin Schuler and his brother Paul.
Preventing nitrogen getting into waterways is high on the priority list for many farmers and growers.
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).
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.