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.

 
Tim Ritchie with one of the many books written about White Rock. He is keen to pen one himself at some stage.

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.

 
Nathan Guy with plans for his new $2million double rotary shed.

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.

Lambs born to well-fed ewes will have energy stored as fat reserves and are better able to survive adverse times.

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

Husband and wife team Helen and Charlie Lea.

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

Canterbury arable farmer Earl Worsfold says there’s potential in growing specialty grains and pulses.

Six ‘star’ crops – soy, hemp, chickpeas, oats, buckwheat and quinoa – could represent new opportunities for New Zealand farmers.

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.

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.

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.

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