New Feds board member, William Beetham wants the organisation recognised for its significant contributions to NZ farming and society as a whole.
Garrick Batten on why there should be more farmed goats.
While it is well known that nitrate leeching is a major problem with cattle – both dairy and beef – what about with sheep grazing?
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.
Goats can add simple and low-cost production benefits to bottom-line profitability for sheep and beef operations, explains Garrick Batten.
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.
Feed company GrainCorp claims its new blending facility in Timaru will give South Island farmers more choice and flexibility when choosing feed product for animals.
Going to liquid fertiliser is the big innovation that allowed Mid-Canterbury arable farmer Eric Watson to break his own Guinness World Record for wheat yield.
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.
Fish, eels and a 1.5km farm walk were the highlights of a field day held on a King Country sheep and beef farm this month.
The job description for cows in Lyn and Deborah Baggott’s herd is simple – the cows need to produce their liveweight in milk solids.
Six ‘star’ crops – soy, hemp, chickpeas, oats, buckwheat and quinoa – could represent new opportunities for New Zealand farmers.
After 13 years of use, a New Zealand corporate farmer has a lot of praise for Overseer.
Assessing the trace element status of a flock should be part of your animal health programme.
In a normal season, maize stubble wouldn’t be required as a feed on dairy farms.
Northland farmers are starting to count the cost of one of the most severe droughts to hit the region as the cost of feed and lower prices for stock are the order of the day.
Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9,000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.
With the COVID-19 lockdown placing even greater emphasis on the need for reliable internet networks, a former All Black is working to keep New Zealand’s rural folk connected.
Farmer Jane Smith was “blown away” by the group dynamic and drive when she and husband Blair hosted the North Otago-based Growth and Development in Farming Action Group at Newhaven Farms in Oamaru.
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal production sector, experiencing global annual growth rates of 6% over the past 15 years.
State-owned farmer Pāmu has been able to reduce nitrogen input on its Waimakariri dairy farm while maintaining milk and grass production, by using fertigation – the application of fertiliser through irrigation.
Lincoln University has unveiled plans for what is expected to be a globally-unique Energy Demonstration Farm to help the primary sector meet its future zero-carbon obligations.