Lincoln University-owned research and development company Lincoln Agritech says dairy farmers might improve their environmental footprints and profit through two research projects now underway.
A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ.
Making waterway planting compulsory on farms nationwide would be totally impractical, says North Canterbury native plant nurseryman and environmental consultant Jamie McFadden.
A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.
South Canterbury deer farmer Joshua Brook has won a prestigious trans-Tasman award for 2018.
Compliance is growing more intense and complicated, worrying hill-country sheep and beef farmers in the central North Island.
At up to $250 retail for a well-shaped 80-90g black perigord truffle, growing the gourmet delicacy has its obvious rewards.
The four million people who annually visit the idyllic Cornwall Park Farm in central Auckland are now seeing some of the best-farmed livestock in New Zealand.
A three-year research project to try to discover whether grass-fed Wagyu beef has significant health benefits is in its final stages.
The jersey-cross beef business at his Whangarei Heads dairy farm is a sideline – but it is a valuable sideline, says Murray Jagger.
The perception needs to change of Jersey growth rates and finishing times, says Whangarei Heads dairy farmer Murray Jagger.
The move into the cooler seasons brings with it an unwanted guest – the sheep louse.
Dunsandel farmer Michael Woodward may be Federated Farmers North Canterbury dairy chairman but his real passion is the angora goats he inherited from his father John.
New Zealand's new national ambassadors for sustainable farming and growing, Mark and Catriona White, are getting better-than-average production out of their kiwifruit operation using organic farming methods.
Dairy farmers running pasture-based systems on the coast of California have adapted their practice to produce organic milk.
Farmers need to ask themselves how often they have loaded onto a truck an animal they would not be happy eating, says Nuffield scholar David Kidd.
Three young Māori farmers will compete in late May for the title of Young Māori Farmer of the year.
If every farm in New Zealand used the new ClearTech system for harvesting clean water from dairy effluent, NZ would save 42 billion litres of freshwater each year.
Moyra Bramley was born in 1933, the year Sir Apirana Ngata and Lord Bledisloe inaugurated the Ahuwhenua Trophy to recognise excellence in Maori farming — now Ms Bramley has at least a 50/50 chance of winning that trophy.
Farmers in Canterbury and Manawatu have shared stories on their hill country development experiences to give regulators and other farmers a better understanding of managing risks and opportunities on this type of land.
The Dill family of Kaipara Flats, north of Auckland, has won the 2018 Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
The number of animals we have in New Zealand and how we use our land is part of our greenhouse gas emissions profile and must be part of any policy discussions, explains Andy Reisinger.
The first meat quality results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics (BLNZ Genetics) beef progeny test are showing that farmers can select genetics to markedly improve their beef herds, and better marbling than expected in some breeds.
Phosphorus deficiencies in cattle fed on fodder beet are “spectacularly easy” to deal with, says Lincoln University senior lecturer in livestock health and production Dr Jim Gibbs.